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Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Dedicated to a hero who defeated an army of 300,000 Mongol warriors, Ngoc Son Temple rests on a small jade islet on Hoan Kiem Lake. To get here, you'll cross a red wooden bridge known as the "Flood of Morning Sunlight." Once you pass the two stone gateways and enter the main hall, you can burn incense sticks at the large bronze brazier, and afterwards visit the pavilion and altars dedicated to scholars and deities. The ornate altar dedicated to the hero Tran Hung Dao stands behind the scholars' shrines, along with a room that holds a cast of the lake's giant tortoise. Plan your visit to Ngoc Son Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hanoi vacation generator.
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  • it is located inside the Hoan Kian lake. you need to cross the Red bridge to get to the temple. a very small temple but an unusual temple. it is popular with the locals. you will find a lot of touts a...  read more »
  • Bridge glowing red at night so that reflected on the Lake, it was fantastic. In the back was packed with highlights and stuffed turtles.
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  • Via the Red Bridge you can go to this small remarkable Temple which is surrounded by well-groomed bonsais. We were here a half hour before closing, just right to take nice pictures of the sunset.
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  • Sacred heart of Hanoi Capital. It has many legend stories passing through centuries. Be Famous not because of being a super giant architecture or impressive facade details, ngocson Temple existing there like a thousand layers of history reflection. If you're lucky, you can see the old turtles, one of the famous mascot of local religion.
  • One of some gorgeus places in HN
  • Coming here is something like getting to another dimension for me.Every thing I see is different from the world I have come from.Interesting yes and a wonder of many questions. Recently the turtle known as Cu Rua or Great-Grandfather has died.Supposed to have died of natural causes.Should you get to see the temple,take notice of the conditions of the lake.Its so polluted could anything live in those conditions,or for that matter you wouldn't swim in this water.
  • Great views and relaxing atmosphere. Mostly a souvenir shop though and nothing else. Worth doing but dont expect much and you won't need much time for it.
  • Nice temple but really great view of the lake
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