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Ngoc Son Temple

Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 8 3910 0555
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 8 3910 0555
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is called the Temple of the Jade Mountain. The "Welcoming Morning Sunlight" Bridge leads to the temple from the banks of the lake.This is the most visited temple in Hanoi. Luckily when we visited, it's free admission :-) Don't forget to take a look...More

Thank JtagTripAd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nothing special other than a good view of the lake from the temple. The red bridge is nice whether its day or night time.

Thank Trumpboyer86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Picturesque and some beautiful bonsai in the grounds overlooking the lake. Lots of activity and a wedding on the day we were there. The offerings at the alter were amazing and adundant.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We could understand why Ngoc Son Temple was the most visited temple in Hanoi. It is perfectly situated on an island in the middle of beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake smack-dab in the middle of everything touristic in Hanoi. Unless we went somewhere by taxi, it...More

Thank eelSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are at Hoan lake then the small temple that is acoss the red bridge is the Son temple. There is a very minimal fee to have access to this temple. It is more or less on a small separatied islands because of the...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful situation on lake at Hoag Kiem very interesting old temple easy access , you can light offerings - prayers or Incense sticks , beautifully lit up at night

Thank Penguins15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the island on the lake over the red bridge. We popped in for 10 minutes wander around Which as it’s so cheap isn’t a big issue. A lovely pergoda and some nice trees in a calm setting. Would recommend that you go at night...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying around the lake so started a walking tour on our own here. Temple is quaint and has some nice views as well as some cool plants. Don't need more than 15-20 minutes to see the whole thing - but its not out...More

Thank Ashik B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Ngoc Son temple with my friends. Sightseeing is very wonderful, we can see the Hoan Kiem lake, Turtle Tower. Ticket price is cheap, 30.000VND/per person.

Thank huyenjulie90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the temple yesterday and were happy with the serenity and history of the temple. As we walked in, there was a ceremony being organised. It looked that a weekend thing as it was Sunday. Ladies were dancing offering prayers to the temple diety....More

Thank Xerxes R
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2 March 2015|
Response from FormerCaliBoy | Reviewed this property |
Hi octapus. Can you give more details on the cities you will be visiting and maybe our responses can be more helpful and detailed so you will be sure to see all the highlights of the area you will visit?