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Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi

#9 of 37 in Historic Sites in Hanoi
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Dedicated to a hero who defeated an army of 300,000 Mongol warriors, Ngoc Son Temple rests on a small jade islet on Hoan Kiem Lake. To get here, you'll cross a red wooden bridge known as the "Flood of Morning Sunlight." Once you pass the two stone gateways and enter the main hall, you can burn incense sticks at the large bronze brazier, and afterwards visit the pavilion and altars dedicated to scholars and deities. The ornate altar dedicated to the hero Tran Hung Dao stands behind the scholars' shrines, along with a room that holds a cast of the lake's giant tortoise. Plan to visit Ngoc Son Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hanoi attractions using our Hanoi route planner.
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  • Temple in the middle of the lake in the Old Quarter. There is a giant mummified turtle. There are free public bathrooms, however, there are two toilets without privacy partitions and both must be...  more »
  • At the Northeastern part of "Hoàn Kiêm" (the "Lake of the Restored Sword") and after crossing a beautiful vermillion painted bridge ("Thê Hûc" - the "Welcoming Morning Sunlight Bridge"), you will...  more »
  • Beautiful and spiritual. Well worth the 30k. Recommended.
  • Awesome place to visit. One who is love travelling and thinking of going to Vietnam must visit this place, the asowme place to be remembered nice pagoda are there and beautiful turtle are there it is surrounded by a lake looks very beautiful.
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