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Address: Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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+84 8 3910 0555
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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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ngoc son temple

a landmark on the sword lake, it can be reached through the brideg which looks stunning at night when it is lit up. there is an entry fee to go inside but the view from the bridge... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 31, 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

a landmark on the sword lake, it can be reached through the brideg which looks stunning at night when it is lit up. there is an entry fee to go inside but the view from the bridge makes every penny spent worthwhile.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed this but again, wouldve loved more information about what its origins were and why? Perhaps some nostalgic photos of its past in use. Very pretty for a non tour visit i left wanting more information

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

This Temple is a landmark in Hanoi and located in the Hoan Kiem Lake, accesible through a lovely red bridge. The location is scenic and perfect for taking pictures of the Turtle Temple. Lovely architecture and art adorns the temple and beautiful trees with intricate roots stretch into the river.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We hesitated to pay 30,000 VD each to visit a religious site but we are glad we did. It was feast day - which happens every 1st and 15th day of the lunar calendar month. The temple was busy with worshipers placing offerings on the altars and burning fake money notes. These notes represent all kinds of material things like... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

You pay a little entrance fee and can walk around the temple. Good place to start the day walking around the Old Quarter

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

We had an amazing day in Hanoi visiting many local places with the Free Hanoi Food Tour. We visited this temple and find that as the most memorable part of our journey and our guide spend 1 hour explaining many things for us. The temple outside came with a special Pen tower, a Chinese Ink container.Entering the temple, there is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

Ngoc Son temple is located on an island on Hoan Kiem Lake and it's a nice sight. The entrance fee is a little steep given that it's not an exceptional temple and it's actually better observed from afar in my opinion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

It's a short but nice walk around the Ngoc Son Temple. I enjoyed the visit and the photos I was able to take looking out onto the lake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good place to visit to hear all about the faith of the vietnamese people and see a typical temple. Easy access but take a guide to make it a more worthwhile experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

We had choose a local travel agent to book a day trip in Hanoi with this attraction in the trip, firstly we took a cyclo to go around Hoan Kiem Lake then the cyclo driver drop us in front of the temple for an expose this attraction. It has a very big tortoise inside a big glass box, nice panoramic... More 

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