Ngoc Son temple

Ngoc Son temple

Ngoc Son temple is located on Ngoc Island of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. This is also a special national monument of Vietnam.

Ngoc Son Temple is one of the tourist attractions and is the distinctive symbol of Hanoi capital. Together with Hoan Kiem Lake, The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple have combined into a complete population. Buildings of the temple include the Pen Tower (Thap But), the ink-slab (Dai Nghien), the Moon Contemplation Pavilion (Dac Nguyet) and the Pavilion against Waves (Đình Trấn Ba), all of which have symbolic meaning.

As mentioned before, if tourists want to enter into Ngoc Son Temple, they have to cross through a wooden bridge painted in red color named The Huc Bridge (the Bridge of the Rising Sun)

In architecture, Ngoc Son Temple is a houses row of Tam, including the court room, the main court and the harem. The court room worships Quan Cong, the main court worships a scholar Van Xuong and the harem worships Tran Hung Dao (a hero of Vietnam in 13th century, who defeated Nguyen invaders (China)). In addition, the temple also worships Amitabha Buddha. That clearly reflects the concept of three religions of the ancient Vietnamese.

This is an ideal attraction in Hanoi for who wants to explore Hanoi Zeitgeist in the past.

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