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Address: Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Phone Number: +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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Temple on Restored Sword Lake

Ngoc Son Temple was located on Restored Sword Lake. Entrance fee was 30,000VND per person. Nice to take photos on the bridge connected to Temple. Very crowded with many tourists... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ngoc Son Temple was located on Restored Sword Lake. Entrance fee was 30,000VND per person. Nice to take photos on the bridge connected to Temple. Very crowded with many tourists especially in the evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The temple is another must see in Hanoi. It is lit at night and features a very sacred temple. You must pay to get in but I highly recommend going there, especially at night.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small temple in the middle of the lake that is well worth a visit to appreciate the views around. A red bridge links it to the land and allows for great photo opportunities, especially at night when it is illuminated by soft lights. Noteworthy the big embalmed turtle inside as well as the big lacquered horses.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ngoc Son Temple is conveniently situated at the North side of the lake in Hanoi. It's worth a visit if you're in the area as it gives you some lovely views of the lake but is very pretty itself too. You get to it across a picturesque red bridge. You pay for the ticket before you cross the bridge.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For only VND 30,000 you can visit this temple. First you cross the red bridge and it's nice to walk around on the small island. It's interesting to read about the history and see locals pray. It can be quite crowded. In the evening it's very beautiful to watch the temple and especially the bridge when it's all lighted up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view, to Hanói. A little bit peace away from the busy streets meters away. You pay to get in, but honestly its not that much, and the view only, pays it. It close at 18h. Personal experience, go near that hour. 17h or near that. You'll get almost nobody there, they turn the lights on, and its even prettier.

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Thank Paulo R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice temple. The first one I have seen. They don't have any more tourtles alive. The last one died last year. You can enjoy the nice view of the lake. A peaceful place.

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Thank Gheorghe Iulian L
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area in general is just lovely! Crossing the red Huc Bridge takes you to this charming little temple in the middle of the lake. Entrance around 30,000VND. Totally worth a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cross the Huc bridge and you are at the temple which is situated on a small island. On the border of the old quarter, it is in the high tourist zone.30,000 VND seems to be the typical entry price to the treasures of Hanoi. The oldest structure in the complex dates back to 1225 although most of what you see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice temple, located in the middle of a lake on a little islet. A beautiful red bridge leads to the temple. The temple itself is simple and can get very crowded. Try visiting in the late afternoon, when the crowds are already gone.

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