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

The name of the temple means ‘Temple of the Jade Mountain’ and is dedicated to war hero General Tran Hung Dao who defeated an armed force of Mongolian Emperor in the 13th century to invade Vietnam.there is a preserved specimen of a giant turtle found...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Raymondale
Reviewed 1 week ago

19th Century temple built in the middle of the lake on a busy centre of Hanoi. Just off the busy street you are welcome to this serene temple which can be accessed by a colorful bridge. One has to pay for the entry into the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DeepakB90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice temple over the lake. We visited in the night and it was lit up with lights. Goid for taking some pictures

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank pushpalp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool little temple over the bridge. It's peaceful in a very bustling city. 30 minutes to see it all. Some cool turtles

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Susan E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is quite a nice and cute little temple that it over a small red bridge which is nice for photos. Entry is 10,000 VND for students or 30,000 VND for adults, definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank michaelaA811WC
Reviewed 28 September 2019 via mobile

This lake would come out as one of the major tourist spot at trip advisor. So even though it small its more or less crowded all the time. This small place will offer you to sit under a big roof and enjoy the lake. It...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank FazalMahmudR
Reviewed 24 September 2019 via mobile

We paid the small entrance fee to walk across the famous red Huc Bridge to the Ngoc Son Temple which contained a shrine with many offerings to the gods inside and the outside was surrounded by a variety of huge bonsai trees. It offered a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MarjofromBrissie
Reviewed 22 September 2019

Also known as the Jade Mountain temple, this is located in the centre of lake Hoan Kiem and is accessible via a pedestrian bridge (after payment of a small fee). It gets quite crowded and there's not that much to see, apart from a few...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

This is a Buddhist temple located at the middle of the Hoan Kiem sword lake connected by the red Huc bridge. Good place to visit and meditate a little . Be wary however of the huge influx of tourists. Located near the Old Quarter.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

A temple sitting in the middle of the lake. With a taxidermy turtle that's really huge. Didn't read much about the history and we have to pay an entrance fee. Didn't bring home much memory. If you like Chinese temples this place is peaceful and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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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?