One Pillar Pagoda is one of the iconic temples in Vietnam. The temple was built in 11th century by the Emperor Ly Thai Tong. According to the legend the emperor had no children, and one night he dreamt the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara seated on a lotus flower. Bodhisattva handed him a son in his dream.
Ngoc Son Temple (Temple of the Jade Mountain) is located on Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, and it stands on Ngoc (Jade) islet. The temple is dedicated to Confucian, and Taoist philosophers, and to the hero Tran Hung Dao who defeated the Nguyen. The Welcoming Sunlight Brigde (Câu Thê Húc) leads the Jade Islet.
Hours:8:00 am - 5:00 pm everyday
Address:1 Hoan Kiem street, Hanoi
Price:70 USD per person
1. Take a walk/ Electric car in the Old Quarter within an hour to explore real stuffs: the exclusive domain of one trade (guilds) so there are whole streets of blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers and more.
2. Temple of Literature – an ancient Confucian University of Vietnam (a huge compound with beautiful gates, lakes, courtyard, museum
Hours:8:00 am - 6 pm everyday
Address:1 Halong city
Price:155 USD per person
Bus driving 3.5 hours northeast from Hanoi to Halong bay through the Red River Delta with countryside scenery of rice paddies fields, water buffalo, local villages on the way … before taking a boat trip on the emerald green waters, among the 2,000 spectacular limestone islands, visit one of the many caves in Halong.
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