Ngoc Son Temple
Ngoc Son Temple

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Nestled on a picturesque islet in the heart of Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple stands as a timeless sanctuary amidst the vibrant energy of Hanoi's bustling streets. For travelers seeking a moment of tranquility and spiritual reflection, this historic temple offers an immersive journey into Vietnam's cultural and religious heritage.

A Glimpse into History

Ngoc Son Temple, meaning "Temple of the Jade Mountain," has a storied history dating back over six centuries. Built during the 14th century, the temple pays homage to various deities, including Confucius and Tran Hung Dao, a revered Vietnamese general.

Legend has it that the temple's origins are intertwined with the mythical tale of the Golden Turtle God, Kim Qui, who is said to have reclaimed a magical sword from Emperor Le Thai To and returned it to the depths of the lake. This sword, known as the "Heaven's Will," symbolizes Vietnam's struggle for independence and resilience against foreign invaders.

Architectural Splendor

The architectural beauty of Ngoc Son Temple is a testament to Vietnam's rich cultural heritage. The temple's entrance, guarded by majestic stone pillars adorned with intricate carvings, welcomes visitors into a realm of serenity and reverence.

As you step inside the temple grounds, the vibrant colors of the pagoda's façade and the ornate details of its wooden structures captivate the senses. The temple's main hall, dedicated to the worship of Confucius and other scholars, exudes an aura of tranquility, with flickering incense and the soft glow of candlelight creating an atmosphere of reverence.

Cultural Significance

Ngoc Son Temple serves as a spiritual oasis amidst the urban landscape of Hanoi. Devotees and visitors alike flock to the temple to offer prayers, seek blessings, and pay homage to the deities enshrined within its hallowed halls.

The temple's association with Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism reflects Vietnam's syncretic religious traditions, where multiple beliefs coexist harmoniously. As you wander through the temple complex, you'll encounter altars adorned with offerings of fruit, flowers, and burning incense, attesting to the enduring faith of the temple's patrons.

Symbol of National Identity

Beyond its religious significance, Ngoc Son Temple holds a special place in the hearts of the Vietnamese people as a symbol of national pride and resilience. The temple's location on an islet in Hoan Kiem Lake, with the iconic red bridge connecting it to the mainland, has made it a cherished landmark and a focal point of cultural identity.

The temple's association with historical figures such as Tran Hung Dao, who famously repelled Mongol invaders in the 13th century, reinforces its role as a symbol of Vietnam's indomitable spirit and determination to defend its sovereignty.

Tranquil Retreat

Visiting Ngoc Son Temple offers travelers a respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life. As you traverse the red bridge and step onto the temple grounds, a sense of calm envelops you, transporting you to a world of peace and introspection.

Take a leisurely stroll around the temple complex, admiring the intricate architecture, lush gardens, and serene courtyards. Pause by the edge of the lake to admire the tranquil waters and the surrounding scenery, soaking in the beauty of this idyllic sanctuary.

Ngoc Son Temple, with its timeless beauty and cultural significance, offers travelers a captivating glimpse into Vietnam's spiritual and historical heritage. As you explore the temple's tranquil grounds and immerse yourself in its sacred atmosphere, you'll discover a profound sense of connection to the rich tapestry of Vietnamese culture and tradition.

Nearby Attractions

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Hoàn Kiếm Lake

227 meter away
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St. Joseph Cathedral

396 meter away
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Hanoi's Old Quarter

565 meter away
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Hoa Lo Prison

855 meter away
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Hanoi Opera House

912 meter away

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Amazing little place loved the story about the lake.
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Magnifique temple, dans un parc en plein cœur du Vieux Hanoï. À ne pas manquer.
Precioso pequeño templo en medio del lago Hoan Kiem, una pequeña joya en el centro de Hanoi. Muy recomendado para una rápida visita. El templo es muy bonito y es usado regularmente por visitantes que vienen a rezar, por lo que hay que respetar el espacio y creencias. Hay dos tortugas bicentenarias conservadas en unas vitrinas que merecen mucha admiración e impresionan al visitante. Muy interesante su historia, lo recomiendo.
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Beautiful pagoda in the middle of the lake. Great as a background for pictures.
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Lovely view and learn a bit of the culture and history of Hanoi.
Cela vaut la visite
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Nice temple to visit inside the lake. Got some historical artifacts inside and nice views from the city by walking over the island. Can be quite busy at times.
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O templo fica no lago, uma boa opção de passeio em Hanoi, fica no bairro Old Quarter. Instagram @vivfukuda YouTube @viagensdaviv
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Visité en janvier, hyper agréable sans trop de monde
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저녁에가서 운치있게 즐기고왔습니다 ㅎㅎ
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Nhất định phải ghé khi đến Thủ đô. Mình đi trúng hôm mưa, nếu trời nắng chắc chụp ảnh sẽ đẹp hơn nữa. Vé vào cổng 50.000vnd.
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Janosiku Central Park, gdzie można trochę odetchnąć od ulicznego zgiełku.
Прекрасное место, однозначно к посещению. Территория маленькая, комплекс приятный, входной билет не дорогой. Красивый вид на озер и на город.
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Kesini waktu malam, penuh dengan lampu lampu berwarna yang menambah cantik temple dan kuil ini. Untuk masuk ke dalam temple ada tiket masuk sekitar 20-30rb VND. Tapi kalau tidak masuk sampai dalam free foto2 diluarnya. Dalamnya ada temple buddhist. Bagus buat foto2 dan menikmati pemandangan danau hoan kiem. Ada relic penyu raksasa juga di dalam. Untuk video kuliner dan jalan jalan bisa lihat di channel aku y. ✅️ youtube : Love Me Love ✅️ tiktok : LovemeLove_you
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Đền Ngọc Sơn là một đi tích nổi tiếng tại khu vực hồ Hoàn Kiếm Hà Nội . Nơi đây có cây cầu Thê Húc kiến trúc rất độc đáo .
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- must visit place, espesially early morning, will become crowded after 9am - need to buy ticket about 30000dong/pax - quite and clean
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Lovely temple
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Nếu như nói Hà Nội là thủ đô ngàn năm văn hiến, vậy xin cho hỏi văn hiến ở chỗ nào ? Thì xin giới thiệu với các bạn đền Ngọc Sơn. Đến đây, đặc biệt là vào buổi sáng bạn sẽ ngửi thấy sự văn hiến của Hà Nội trong từng hơi thở, cảm nhận được văn hiến Hà Nội trong từng thớ đất, bạn có thể cảm nhận được rõ ràng văn hoá Việt Nam nói chung cũng như Hà Nội nói riêng ở đây. Đền Ngọc Sơn là một ngôi đền nổi tiếng và linh thiêng ở trung tâm thành phố Hà Nội, nằm trên đảo Ngọc của hồ Hoàn Kiếm. Đền được xây dựng vào thế kỷ 19 và thờ phụng hai vị thần linh chính là Trần Hưng Đạo, vị anh hùng dân tộc có công đánh thắng quân Nguyên Mông, và Văn Xuân Thánh Mẫu, vị thần bảo trợ cho văn chương và khoa cử. Đền Ngọc Sơn còn có nhiều công trình kiến trúc độc đáo và đẹp mắt, như cầu Thê Húc, Tháp Bút, Đài Nghiên, Đình Trấn Ba, Đắc Nguyệt Lâu, v.v. Đền Ngọc Sơn là một di tích quốc gia đặc biệt của Việt Nam, được xếp hạng đợt 4 vào năm 2013. Đền Ngọc Sơn không chỉ là một địa điểm tham quan du lịch hấp dẫn, mà còn là một biểu tượng văn hóa và tâm linh của thủ đô Hà Nội, đi vào nhiều tác phẩm thơ ca, nhạc họa. Đến đền Ngọc Sơn, du khách có thể chiêm ngưỡng vẻ đẹp của hồ Hoàn Kiếm, nghe kể về những truyền thuyết và lịch sử liên quan đến đền, cũng như thắp hương cầu nguyện cho một năm mới an lành, may mắn, thành công.
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입장료 있음. 진짜 큰 거북이가 있습니다. 진짜 진짜 진짜로 커버려요.
It was rainy day but personal tried to get rid of the water. Temple is small and cozy. Children will like big turtles :)
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The temple is in great condition and good to visit both day and night. Place is small but isn't crowded. Recommended
Great place to visit
Beautiful location and vibes of this place.
A magical mythical story worth visiting
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In Hanoi Old Place ' muss mann gesehen haben
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Nice place
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This temple is a must of Hanoi, bot at night or day!
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If you're around the lake, this spot is a must-visit. Accessible through a charming red wooden bridge, the island temple houses numerous historical relics. Inside the main temple building, photography isn't permitted, but it's allowed elsewhere on the premises. An exhibit in front of the temple entrance showcases its history through photos. Additionally, a room displays two preserved specimens of the rare and nearly extinct Sword Lake turtle.
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Amazing at sunset

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