This is a nice oasis in the middle of the city, on the lake. It is well worth the visit to see the temple, the grounds, pagoda, etc.
This temple alongside Lake Hoan Kiem was built in the 19th century, and...
This temple alongside Lake Hoan Kiem was built in the 19th century, and named after Saint Van Xuong. Confucian scholar Nguyen Van Sieu had a large pen-shaped tower built at the entrance of
the temple in 1864, featuring three Chinese characters, Ta Thanh Thien, which literally means "to write on the blue sky is to imply the height of a genuine and righteous person's determination and will."