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“Fine for a short visit” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ngoc Son Temple

Ngoc Son Temple
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$69.00*
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Full-Day Hanoi City Small-Group Tour with Lunch
Ranked #35 of 274 things to do in Hanoi
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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 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."
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Dusseldorf, Germany
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“Fine for a short visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

We were curious about that temple so we paid the 20,000 DNG entrance fee to have a closer look at it. Well, there is not much to say about it. It's small but offers a quite relaxing atmosphere in the middle of the loud and chaotic Hanoi.
A nice-to-see location, but nothing unforgettable.

Visited November 2013
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Kangaroo Flat, Australia
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“good for a short visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and the red Huc Bridge stood out and is quite impressive so decided to walk over it to the temple. It was worth the VND20,000 ( us$1.00 ) just to walk over to see the temple in the lake. It was quite a nice small temple but didn't particulary stand out over others i have seen.

Visited November 2013
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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“Ngoc Son temple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

I went to there in March 2013. I liked temple's style.
It's very ancient and solemn.
I'm also impressed with the Huc bridge.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful temple but very crowded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Really nice chinese style temple connected by the Huc bridge (red). Gets very crowded around midday so avoid that time. The red bridge seems to be more of an attraction though. Makes very nice photographs.

Visited April 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Like all the others”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

This temple is so similar to all the others. It is quite small and the only difference is that it is connected to dry land by a red bridge. Only visit if you are in the Hoan Kiem Lake area.

Visited October 2013
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