Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple

The city has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike. Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Returned Sword) is named after a local legend in the past about Le Loi Emperor; at present, it is regarded as the most-visited tourist attraction in Hanoi representing the culture of the city. Built in 18th century on the Jade Island, Ngoc Son Temple has witnessed the making of the capital’s history and now serves as a historical spot for worshipping and visiting. Visitors can reach to this temple by crossing an eye-catching red-painted wooden bridge called The Huc (Morning Sunlight).

  • Beautiful lake
  • In the heart of the city
  • Sanctuary temple
  • Famous red bridge