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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
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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