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Address: Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 0839100555
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This temple alongside Lake Hoan Kiem was built in the 19th century, and...
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."
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Go in if you are walking around the lake

We stopped by one of the mornings we were exploring Hanoi. It was cheap to get it (I can't quite remember but I believe less than $1), and was a really beautiful area to spend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This little place is tucked away amongst the tree's good little piece of history. Have a look if your in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This temple, situated in the lake is a pleasant sojourn as you walk through central Hanoi. It is not particularly impressive when compared to other temples but the interior is beautiful. The entrance price is just 30,000. It is also located opposite the water puppet show theatre. It is worth popping over to buy tickets at the same time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped by one of the mornings we were exploring Hanoi. It was cheap to get it (I can't quite remember but I believe less than $1), and was a really beautiful area to spend around 30 minutes. Make sure to be respectful as many people are praying inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place was near to my hotel so I paid a short visit in the evening. The place is peaceful If you are walking around the lake, you may want to stop for a brief visit. Very small temple. Nice lake views. Worth a few photos. Probably are better temples to see around the city but I only had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful temple at the north part of the lake, with it's icon red bridge it make a good stop with the beauty of the green park near it. Great spot for photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stopped into the temple to take a few photos of the picturesque red bridge. It was boiling hot and sitting inside the grounds of the temple alongside the lake in the shade was welcome relief. It was here that we learned of the story of the restored sword and so the children enjoyed trying to spot a tortoise from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I loved this temple. You have to walk around it to understand. The island temple on the lake is a perfect location. Go see, it's worth the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

If you are walking around the lake, you may want to stop for a brief visit. Very small temple. Nice lake views. Worth a few photos. Probably are better temples to see around the city but I only had a brief stay in Hanoi. Close to my homestay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stumbled across this temple when we were walking around the lake. It is 30000 dong which you pay before you cross over the bridge. It is extremely peaceful there and one should enjoy the surroundings. It is very small but worth the visit when you want to enjoy the peacefulness of the Buddha religion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ngoc Son Temple is a great little temple located on Hoan Kiem in the middle of Hanoi's Old Quarter. It is one of the easiest places to find. I must preface this by saying that I love temples and I visit them all. On a recent tour, one of the tourists complained that because he was not a Buddhist, he... More 

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Address: Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 0839100555
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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