Thursday, April 12, 2018

A visit to Ngoc Son Temple

Ngoc Son Temple by Hoan Kiem Lake is not only one of the famous spiritual destinations but also a place to bring interesting experiences for visitors at home and abroad.  
Ngoc Son is a famous temple located on Ngoc Island of Hoan Kiem Lake - Hanoi. The temple is located on a high mound in the northeastern part of the lake, the old name from the Ly dynasty is Ngoc Tuong Son.   Nearly Ngoc Son Temple is the pen tower with three words "Ta Thanh Thien" meaning "written to the blue sky" by Nguyen Van Sieu Nguyen Van to build. From there to the Ngoc island to Ngoc Son temple is the Huc bridge color as silk striped through the blue water very charming. Far away from the lake is the Turtle Tower with ancient moss wall.  

South of Ba Dinh town, this name in the deep meaning implies that the waves of cultural penetration into the South of that time.   The attractive destination for tourists   Long ago, to the people of Vietnam, when it comes to Hoan Kiem Lake, they remember Turtle Tower, The Huc Bridge, and Ngoc Son Temple. These are not only attractive destinations associated with the culture and history of Hanoians but also an ideal place for sightseeing and relaxation.   Ngoc Son Temple was built in the nineteenth century, is one of the architectural works representing the traditional beauty of national culture.   The main temple is connected by two, the first temple in the north Hung Dao King Tran Quoc Tuan and Van Xuong De Quan - star master of academic literature. Coming to this first temple, visitors will see the unique statue of Tran Hung Dao and Van Xuong. Statue of Tran Hung Dao is located in the harem on a stone platform 1m high, the two sides are two stone stairs. Statue of Wenchang is standing statue pen hand in the shape of relaxed, elegant.   Temple square in Hanoi Ngoc Son, has three roofs, two-story roof with eight columns support. The quadrangular system of stone and four wooden columns is so exotic that it adds to the sanctuary but no less appealing to the temple.   Unique architecture located on Hoan Kiem Lake with clear blue water is a place where convergence spirit between heaven and earth. The beauty of it is that the red color of The Huc bridge curved across the temple makes it more ancient and splendid in the heart of Hanoi.   Harmonious architecture combined with religious culture through thousands of years of culture will be an interesting destination that visitors can hardly ignore when coming to the capital.   Visiting Ngoc Son temple, people can easily feel the calm air, strange peace between the busy, noisy city. This temple is not only a spiritual place to offer incense for peace and health but also a place to relax, to feel life; To save the beautiful pictures and discover the unique features of the capital culture.

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