Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ngoc Son Temple

Ngoc Son temple

Ngoc Son Temple is located on a small island right in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake(Lake Of The Restored Sword) which is also considered the center of Hanoi. One special feature around the entrance to the Tam Quan ("Three Passage Gate") is that there are poems which are written on each pillar.

Ngoc Son temple

This is one of the most common stops for tourists who walk past. The temple is such a peaceful place in this busy city and is also popular for photographers, amateur and professional. The mix of the temple and the lake is very attractive.

Ngoc Son temple

Nowadays, there are a few giant tortoises still living in the lake and sometimes they come up to the surface of the water for a very short time which attracts the attention of tourists and local people. The locals say:" If you see those giant tortoises then you will be lucky for a year". I am such an unlucky man. I've never seen them.

Ngoc Son Temple

If you ever come to Hanoi, I think you should walk in and put a stick of insense on the altar to wish your family, your friends and whoever you love good health, success and wealth in life.

6 comments:

junebee said...

Those temples are beautiful.

fooDcrazEE said...

nice..... hows interview..... go Macau dude....huge market

The Imp said...

there's this old couple by the lake near the side where the shop 'L'occitane is. they seem to be there all the time....

they keep showing up in alot of my friends' photos!

RealtorTomMeyer said...

Someday I will make the journey to Vient Nam. I'm confident someone will lay out the plan and it will happen.

Thuy said...

I saw the turtle when I was there! :)

Vietnam tours said...

"Ngoc Son Temple" is one of the most tourist destination in Hanoi