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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small , quiet temple in the lake. Been to quite a few temples across South East Asia and this one definitely won’t be on the list of ones I remember the most. Worth a visit but will only need 30 minutes max there.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ian W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here during our last full day in the city and as part of our sightseeing tour. This is a small temple but worth a look. It is obviously very popular and many people were worshiping here during our visit. Very photogenic location across...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank srablair
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cute little temple on Hoan Kiem lake. We visited this place on the 1/15 lunar new year celebration, so it was a bit crowded. The ticket cost is 30k VND per adult. What makes this temple unique is it is located on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lisado976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very highlights and much pictured small temple located in the cool lake. connected with a nice bridge and much visited. at night due to good lighting, it appears very bright. the whole lake area is nice and u must visit both at day and night....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 435jalali
Reviewed 5 February 2019

It is on the side of the lake and is well decorated in the traditional golden cladding.near to the square huge turtle statue is worshiped.people pray for long life.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sudeep912
Reviewed 4 February 2019

You do have to pay to access the temple. The walk takes you across a red bridge which is a popular place for people to take selfies! The temple site offers good views across the lake and is interesting in its own right. At night...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Beverley B
Reviewed 31 January 2019

Down on a small island known as Jade Island in Hoan Kiem Lake is a beautiful pagoda connected to the mainland via a gorgeous red painted wooden Huc Bridge, also known as the Rising Sun Bridge. We did not visit the pagoda/temple, more than happy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 17 January 2019

The temple sits on a small island in the centre of Hoan Kiem Lake and is linked by a beautiful red wooden bridge, which would make a lovely background for photos apart from the never-ending hoards of crowds!! Soo soooo soooo busy! :-S Currently there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laura T
Reviewed 17 January 2019

The lake area is the place to be in Old Town Hanoi. If you are lucky, you will be there on the weekend...when they close the streets down. People are everywhere...strolling, dancing, exercising, singing...it is great. This temple is in the lake, there is very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark-Breck-StPete
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Yes, the Ngoc Son Temple is beautiful (I know because I have been there before) but now it is closed because of maintenance work and nobody tells you . The Lady at the desk still asks for the entrance fee (ok not too much but...More

Date of experience: January 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?