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Address: Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Phone Number: 0839100555
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Taoist Temple

The Temple of the Jade Mountain is built on an islet. It is a Chinese style Taoist Temple that was dedicated to Tran Hang Dao. You enter via a series fo 3 gates and then cross a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Temple of the Jade Mountain is built on an islet. It is a Chinese style Taoist Temple that was dedicated to Tran Hang Dao. You enter via a series fo 3 gates and then cross a red wooden bridge which represents the Rising Sun. The preserved body of a giant soft backed turtle is also there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the gateways, wooden bridge and the temple itself give nostalgic references to ancient Taosim worshipping practices, a shop is set set up within the temple building to sell tourist souvenirs. Toilets are free and clean, but the ticket to enter the temple proper costs VND 60,000 per person. Overall, an interesting destination when you are very free, but perhaps... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 at the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we really enjoyed this temple it was a bit different to the usual as we were a bit 'templed out' by now, would recommend this one and go back

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Lots to see and the area has little bridges and more to explore around the Temple. Inside is very interesting and very popular with locals. Always lots occurring, and the temple is very ornate. The views inside are stunning but it is a small temple. The problem is that there is so many temples in Hanoi that it can be... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Interesting temple in the Hoàn Kiếm. The temple itself it's not a killer one, it's quite small. But the views of the lake and the tranquility you have there make this visit worth

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Small temple located on a little island on the Hoan Kiem Lake, in the very centre of the old town in Hanoi. To reach the temple one has to cross a nice and very photogenic red wooden bridge. The entry fee is really symbolic but in accordance with what the temple can offer: nothing really interesting, except the nice view... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Though this place isn't very clean, it is in the central of Hanoi. Inside, you can look closely at Hoan Kiem Lake or pray. You can also see a model of the Turtle and the story of it. However, a few months ago, the turtle died. It had lived for a long long time so it is very old now.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Very beautiful, very photogenic, very crowed., Being tall, Blonde and AMERICAN I had my picture taken with more people than I can count in weeks......bigger attraction than the atttraction

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

You get here by crossing the red bridge at the top end of the lake. It's on an island. To be frank, the only thing it really has going for it in my mind, is its location. The temple itself is a bit blah.

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