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Ngoc Son Temple

Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi, Vietnam
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As featured in Hanoi for young kids
Ranked #34 of 95 attractions in Hanoi
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Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This temple alongside Lake Hoan Kiem was built in the 19th century, and named after Saint Van Xuong. Confucian scholar Nguyen Van Sieu had a large... more » Owner description: This temple alongside Lake Hoan Kiem was built in the 19th century, and named after Saint Van Xuong. Confucian scholar Nguyen Van Sieu had a large pen-shaped tower built at the entrance of the temple in 1864, featuring three Chinese characters, Ta Thanh Thien, which literally means "to write on the blue sky is to imply the height of a genuine and righteous person's determination and will." « less
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Ghaziabad, India
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102 reviews 102 reviews
88 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Near the northern shore of the Hoan Kiem Lake lies Jade Island on which the Temple of the Jade Mountain (Ngoc Son Temple) stands. The temple was erected in the 18th century in honour of the 13th-century military leader Tran Hung Dao who fought heroically against the Yuan Dynasty. Jade Island is connected to the shore by the wooden red-painted... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A place of historical and cultural significance, situated at Hoan Kiem Lake, this place was not only enlightening but was an elegant place to spectate.

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Gateshead, England
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274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I am surprised this place isn't higher on TA rankings. It is a super little temple built in the 19th century on Jade Island which is located within Hoan Kiem Lake. It is accessed via the most beautiful Huc Bridge. All of these combine to create a super attraction just to the south of Hanoi's Old Quarter. Inexpensive to visit... More

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Sydney
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31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

While walking around the lake in Ha Noi we came across the Bridge of the Rising Son that lead to this temple. A small inexpensive admittance fee allows you to cross the bridge and enter the temple. Worth the effort for small investment of time but the bridge can be crowded.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

In the middle of the lake sits Ngoc Son Temple on Jade island. The pretty 14th century temple is dedicated to the Military Leader Tran Hung Dao, who defeated a force of 300,000 troops sent to invade Vietnam by the Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan The red wooden bridge Huc connects the island to the lakeshore. Tickets are purchased at a... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A cozy and quite temple on an island. Beautiful temple with an interesting statue of a turtle. Worth a visit.

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Vinh, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If walking to Hoan Kiem lake, you can go visit the small temple often crowded with people. To see: the Golden Turtle May 2014

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Vietnam
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When you visit Hanoi capital, Ngoc Son temple awaits for you. Our travelers told that Cosmos Travel Vietnam Co., Ltd did a great job while recommending this site, Hoan Kiem Lake and Water Puppet Show

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very pleasant location and well worth a stroll to this attraction if your accommodation is nearby. The temple itself is rather small and not tending to show anything different to the many other temples: except for the rather large preserved tirtle

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed for a week in Ly Thai To st., 2 minutes away from this temple, the most visited temple in Ha Noi I supposed. Every morning, it is filled by local people. Elderly doing their morning exercise, students practicing their english, etc. Its a small place with such a significance for the people and a nice place to visit... More

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