Ngoc Son Temple
Ngoc Son Temple is located on a high mound on the northeast side of Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoan Kiem lake), Hanoi. Not only a special national monument but Ngoc Son Temple is a tourist destination not to be missed when traveling to Hanoi.
History and meaning of Ngoc Son Temple
Ngoc Son Temple was built around the 19th century. This is one of the typical architecture in Hanoi. Ngoc Son Temple is not only a famous spiritual tourist destination. But also a place to bring visitors home and abroad impressive experience. Local people also often come here to pray for the good luck.
In the past, when King Ly Thai To moved his capital to Thang Long. He named the temple Ngoc Tuong. In the Tran dynasty, the temple was named Ngoc Son. This temple was built to worship heroic martyrs who sacrificed in the resistance against the Nguyen Mong. For a long time not to repair the temple should soon fall.
In the Le dynasty, Trinh Giang built the Thuy Khanh palace on the former Ngoc Son temple grounds. But at the end of the Le dynasty, the throne was destroyed. Tin Trai - a philanthropist at the time used the old Swiss palace and set up a new temple, named Ngoc Son Pagoda.
The pagoda was built facing the south, in front of a bell tower, scenery so romantic should be frequented by many people. Over many years, the temple was ruined. A few years later, the son of Tin Trai ceded the temple to a charity.
In 1865, the Nguyen Van Sieu graveyard repaired the temple. New temples add more land and stone embankments around. He also built Tran Ba family, north of a bridge from the East bank to the temple, called the Huc bridge. On the left side of his temple is a radio. In the East, on Ngoc Boi Mountain, he built the Pen Tower, symbolizing the culture.
After the temple was completed, in the temple add La Ro (god of medicine) and worship Tran Hung Dao, a general who had merit with people in the Tran. Through the ups and downs, historical events, but today, Ngoc Son temple is still splendid, majestic heart of the capital city.
The Beauty in the heart of Hanoi
Ngoc Son Temple was built in Tam-shaped architecture. In the temple there are parallel sentences, lacquered and sacred objects. Ngoc Son Temple architecture expresses religious harmony over years of history. Visitor will admire this architectural when visit Ngoc Son Temple.
The main temple is connected by two, inside the Hung Dao Vuong and Van Xuong Quan. In addition, the temple also worship Buddha Amitabha, La Dong Tan, Quan Van Truong. This worship represents the spirit of solidarity and religious harmony of the Vietnamese.
Statue of Tran Hung Dao is placed on a stone platform 1m high, the two sides are stone stairs. Guests can take pictures next to Tran Hung Dao statue. Statues of Van Xuong stand up majestic, in his hand holding a pen, expressing relaxed, gentle.
The roof of the temple Ngoc Son square, with three roof, two-story roof with eight columns support. The four pillars of the temple are made of stone and four wooden columns. This unique combination has enhanced the sanctuary but no less attractive for Ngoc Son Temple.
At each exam season, pupils in Hanoi in particular and the whole country generally look to Ngoc Son Temple to pray for a good exam season. Visitors near the city when make Vietnam tours to Hanoi they often visit Ngoc Son temple, first to visit the scene is followed by burning incense to remember the saint.
Sightseeing around Ngoc Son Temple
Ngoc Son Temple is one of the famous tourist sites in Hanoi.
Along with Ngoc Son Temple, works such as The Huc Bridge, Pen Tower, Research Station, Tran Ba Temple is considered a cultural symbol of the people of Hanoi.
Pen Tower is located near Ngoc Son Temple. The tower was built by Nguyen Van Sieu on Ngoc Boi Mountain. The top of the tower is shaped like a pen brush upside down, the tower body is engraved with three words "Ta Thanh Thien", meaning "write to blue sky".
Leaving the Tourist Pen Tower will see the research station, on the set of a half-digger digging double rock, under the three frogs radio team. On the subject of a commentary on the use of ink in terms of philosophy.
Leaving the pen tower, radio research, visitors go through Thuc Huc bridge to Ngoc Son temple. The bridge is highlighted with red, looking like a silk strip across the blue water very charming. The Huc bridge means to keep the beautiful light of the sun. Crossing the The Huc Bridge, almost every visitor lingers for a few minutes to take pictures, sightseeing.
From the outside gate to the temple there are two walls on either side, one on the dragon table, one on the lake, symbolizing the two noble boards naming the contestants. The passers-by to this gate are more motivated to study, to test.
Far away from Ngoc Son temple is a turtle tower with ancient moss wall. Turtle Tower is one of the famous symbols of Hanoi Capital. This historic building is the inspiration for many artists, photographers and so on.
In the south of the lake, there is a town called Ba Dinh, which means that the waves of harmful culture infiltrate the country at that time. The square consists of eight roofs, two storeys with eight supporting columns, four stone columns, four wooden columns.
Visiting Ngoc Son temple, visitors will feel the calm, quiet atmosphere between the city, busy. This temple is not only a spiritual place for the people of the city and visitors to offer peace and good health, but also a place to relax soul, to feel the life and to save the beautiful photos. If you have a chance travel to Hanoi you should visit Ngoc Son Temple.