Being prominent in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple was built on a small island in the north of the Lake.

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In the outside of the first gate, two Chinese letters were painted in red color which means Happiness (Phuc) in the right and Prosperity (Loc) in the left. Behind the first gate is Pen Tower (Thap But) made from stones and located in Doc Ton Mountain.

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Ngoc Son Temple is the unique architectural ensemble located next to Hoan Kiem Lake.

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Ngoc Son Temple was built in 19th century.

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Ngoc Son Temple was only used to worship a scholar Van Xuong and Tran Hung Dao, a hero of Vietnam in 13th century.

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Turtle Statue in Ngoc Son Temple.

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Ngoc Son Temple is located in Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem Distric, Hanoi. This famous and historical temple is situated on Ngoc Island of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam. This is also the special national relic of Vietnam.

Ngoc Son Temple was built since XIX, firstly it is called Ngoc Son Pagoda, then it was changed and named Ngoc Son Temple because it is just worshiped Van Xuong and Tran Hung Dao a hero of Vietnam national. Under King Ly Thai To, the temple was called Ngoc Tuong, until Tran Dynasty is this temple was changed and named Ngoc Son.

Although Ngoc Son Temple has the new architecture, it is very special about the space, about the combination between the temple and the lake, all of these special features made the temple to get the ancient, harmonious and well-matched beauty, it is mixed between the human and the nature. The tourist will feel this very clearly once exploring this site.

Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake has become the evidence to remember about the national history, it wakes up the national proud as well as the spirit of each of Vietnamese in the national everlasting. Ngoc Son Temple is located in the heart of Hanoi capital with Hoan Kiem Lake, once you visit this temple is it means that you are also visited Hoan Kiem Lake the heart of Hanoi capital. Ngoc Son Temple is also one of main sight which you must see on your trip to Hanoi because this is also one of the most popular destinations must be included in Hanoi city tour, so that you should not miss it. This site is very worthwhile to visit, every tourist arrive to Hanoi is easy to find this destination because it is located right center of Hanoi capital and on Hoan Kiem Lake.

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