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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 today via mobile

Only people who understand about the harmony of The red bridge and the pagoda would see it's beautiful.

Thank ngo r
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Apart from a pretty view across the lake, the rest of this tiny island was a complete dump. Dirty, rubbish everywhere, building work going on, grumpy staff. As a female I was expected to show respect and cover up, but it seems they have no...More

Thank becky T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sadly, we got there after 6 pm when it closes at 6 pm still, as it’s outdoors you can enjoy the site from far and near! The photos we took are amazing 😉 It’s a great, really wonderful attraction to see then you can continue...More

Thank Iwona I
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was an attractive temple, but quite small and took very little time to explore. I would not recommend this if you are in a rush or looking to save a couple dollars.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit in weekdays. In weekends it is over crowded. Beautiful temple with many Chinese tourist. They throw trash everywhere. Authority needs to control & improve the cleanliness measure. Specially holy places.

Thank joshbrandon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid for a ticket each before crossing the very crowded red bridge, I'm not sure what we expected on the other side, but this wasn't it. The little island is a complete mess, rubbish everywhere. It looks like they are doing renovations, but even...More

Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit and is conveniently situated near the lakeside. It is a wonderful gathering place and has the red bridge nearby too. Good to spend some time looking around.

Thank rhthomas1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on a Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the crowd of people coming and going across the red bridge. Great photo stop for people watching. The street in front was closed and made walking there even more enjoyable. Less trash on this lake , good...More

Thank george60898
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its not hard to see why this is Hanoi's most visited temple. Whilst its modest in size the location on the lake and the 'legend' of the magical sword and turtle god draw the crowds. We didnt find it a particularly peaceful place as it...More

Thank fluffymonkey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’d imagine this place being one of the best small temples to visit if not being renovated. As of 15th September around half of the temple is closed for renovation. Having said that, the entrance fee is only 30,000 VND and still plenty of serene...More

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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?