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Address: Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Phone Number: 0839100555
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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ハノイで一番有名な寺院

13世紀にホアンキエム湖のゴックソン島で創建された寺院。 18世紀に再建された。 Ngoc Son Temple In century 13,The temple was built in Ngoc Son Island. In century 18,It was built... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
健太 伊
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13世紀にホアンキエム湖のゴックソン島で創建された寺院。 18世紀に再建された。 Ngoc Son Temple In century 13,The temple was built in Ngoc Son Island. In century 18,It was built again. 玉山祠 在13世紀,該廟始建於玉山島。 在18世紀,它再次被建造。 玉山祠 在13世纪,该庙始建于玉山岛。 在18世纪,它再次被建造。 Ngoc Son Temple Sa siglo 13, Ang templo ay itinayo sa Ngoc Son Island. Sa siglo 18, Ito ay binuo muli. ວັດ Ngoc Son ໃນ ສະຕະວັດທີ 13 , ໃນພຣະວິຫານ ໄດ້ຖືກສ້າງຂຶ້ນ ໃນ Ngoc Island... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did this as part of our private tour, so I'm not sure how much the entrance fee was. Though, guessing from the price of other places in Hanoi, it must have been about $2-3US. It was nice to slowly walk around the place, with the guide filling us information before we did. It is very scenic and its refreshing... More 

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Thank Caliope T
Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like the scenery and the location. You can just stop one afternoon seat in one corner and look at how the temple just seat at the center of the lake.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's set on island in middle of hoan kiem lake. It's old and interesting, but it's rather small and not much except tourist shop inside building. Nice bridge and views.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a fairly quiet morning before too many visitors arrived, not noticing the ticket booth before the bright red bridge until we got across the bridge and informed by the ticket collector. Entry price is very cheap - 30,000 VND (approx USD1.35) p.p. and certainly good value for money. This historical temple on a small islet in the northern... More 

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Thank OzLadyM
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the best time to visit is late afternoon/early evening so that you can see the transition of the lake view from day into night. There are lots of details to be seen throughout the temple - some quite unusual pieces. I spent a couple of hours here photographing. It did rain - but there was plenty of shelter.

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Thank Cymruchris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stunning temple set in the lake in a very busy city. It is a hop skip and a jump across from the old quarter and well worth visiting. Make sure you spend some time in the gardens to take in the ambience and don't forget to stroll around the temple and look at the trees and flowers. Was gorgeous.

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Thank Karl L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple truly makes you feel a sense of peace and tranquillity from the bustling streets of Hanoi, it's located right near the roundabout within the lake. It's a lovely place to visit religious or not just to get a sense of culture and see a lovely bit of history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting temple on an island in Hoan Kiem Lake. It is right near the famous roundabout, and you cross the iconic red bridge to get to it. This is very central and if you are visiting Hanoi it is a 'must do' for your itinerary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

his beautiful historic temple is a must see for all tourists to Hanoi, whether religious or not. be respectful.

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