Monday, April 28, 2014

Hoan Kiem Lake/Ngoc Son Temple - Hanoi,Vietnam


Time flew by. It did. Eight days flew by.  I too was already home sick, being away for 9 days 8 nights for this Cambodia and Vietnam tour made me realise that nothing like home sweet home, nothing like sleeping on your smelly bed and nothing like home bound Malaysian food. Glad I was that I will be home by night,  on this last morning, we visited Hoan Kiem Lake/Ngoc Son Temple (Mercury Hotel). Akin a must pop by presumably, since we were not briefed, neither did we gather much information, we leisurely walked around within this surrounded with plants, quite a huge compound, while glancing at the huge lake across.





Later, I don't know how, don't ask me, we found our way to the temple. Temple. Prayers, thereafter, trying to figure out on the significance of Hoan Kiem Lake/Ngoc Son Temple, which we later digested once we read that much of information on the board. Historically, bounded alongside the tortoises, sword and the lake. Quite a confusing not really clear theory actually, or maybe because we didn't feel like dwelling on it. Whatever. 


An hour or so still we hand, we crossed the road and walked towards the rows and rows of shop, selling all sort of local things. Two hours gone by now, thank god, next will be the rickshaw ride. By far, unless you are within this area, you really don't have to make it a point in visiting Hoan Kiem Lake/Ngoc Son Temple. Honestly, to tell you the truth, I think we should have done something else more interesting instead of spending two hours for no apparent reason. 

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8 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photographs, Nava. The serenity and positivity echoes here. Loved this place...so peaceful.

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  2. Vietnam is a lovely place,,, beautiful pics.. loved them all dear :)

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  3. this place looks so serene & beautiful..lovely pics dear...

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  4. Beautiful clicks Nav. I have yet to explore South East Asia and your blog definitely will be my virtual tour guide :D

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  5. The place seems to have lots of Chinese words instead. The bright red bridge is so fascinating.

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