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Popular Attractions in Hanoi
Ngoc Son Temple/Hoan Kiem Lake
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Called "Lake of the Returned Sword", Hoan Kiem Lake is believed to be the final resting place of a legendary blade and the home of a rare tortoise specimen. In and around Hoan Kiem Lake you can find the solitary Turtle Tower, the crimson Huc Bridge and the revered Ngoc Son Temple (Temple of the Jade Mountain). The 19th-century Ngoc Son Temple, in particular, provides a window to the Vietnamese belief system, combining both ancestor worship and Buddhist practices.

Latest reviews of Ngoc Son Temple/Hoan Kiem Lake

Great tour

2018/04/18 Couples Rob

We toured around the city, was great experience. Looked at water puppet show, saw the national museum and more. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke good English.

Great tour!

2017/08/12 Solo Travelers Khalil

Tour was excellent and the tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable. She had an answer for everything and showed me places I would have not found otherwise!

2017/04/24 ROBERTO

Excellent tour, Ben our guide was amazing, strongly recomended

2014/12/09 Suriyati

We were met at our hotel by our guide,Viet, who was fluent in English and knowledgable about the sites we visited. We found the Museum of Ethnicity very interesting especially the ethnic houses on display in the compound... more

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2014/11/10 Harri

If you are first time in Hanoi, this is a good way of getting familiar with the city. Water puppet show is an interesting Vietnamise specialty.

2011/06/26 maria monica

the tour guide had poor english, was difficult to understand a lot!! instead the waiter at the restaurant (excellent by the way) had amazing english and I could understand everything he said

Ngoc Son Temple/Hoan Kiem Lake (Popular Attractions in Hanoi), Hanoi tours & activities, fun things to do in Hanoi | VELTRA
Called "Lake of the Returned Sword", Hoan Kiem Lake is believed to be the final resting place of a legendary blade and the home of a rare tortoise specimen. In and around Hoan Kiem Lake you can find the solitary Turtle Tower, the crimson Huc Bridge and the revered Ngoc Son Temple (Temple of the Jade Mountain). The 19th-century Ngoc Son Temple, in particular, provides a window to the Vietnamese belief system, combining both ancestor worship and Buddhist practices.