Ngoc Son Templea Taoist temple on the Jade Mountain in Hanoi

Last Update: 23rd October 2020
Situated on the Jade Mountain in the Hoàn Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Ngoc Son Temple was originally built in 1841. It is connected with the outside space of the lake by the Xixu Bridge. It is composed of three gates, the main hall and bungalows.

Ngoc Son Temple Fast Facts

  • Name: Ngoc Son Temple (Đền Ngọc Sơn)
  • Location: Jade Mountain
  • Things to do th​ere: Taoism, Photography, Adventure
  • Who visits: Photographers, Taoist Disciples, Adventurers
  • Time required: 1 – 2 x hours

What to expect at the Ngoc Son Temple

Ngoc Son Temple offers a stone pen tower, Xixu Bridge, and Deyue Building. The pen tower is decorated with a shape of the Chinese calligraphy brush pen on the top. The ink-stone is carried by 3 toads. The pen tower is one of the highlights on the mountain.
Xixu Bridge is a red wooden bridge. It has 15 holes and 32 round piers. The gate of the temple is a two-storeyed structure. The Emperor Wenchang and the Vietnamese national heroes are worshiped in the main hall facing the north. In the south is the Zhenbo Pavilion. Buddha Amitabha is also worshiped in the temple. In addition, you’ll find many stone inscriptions in the temple as well.

Best time to visit the Ngoc Son Temple

The best time to visit the temple is in the morning.
You could visit the temple around the year.


How to get to the Ngoc Son Temple

There is no direct bus to the temple. Therefore, you could rent a vehicle to the temple.


Additional Ngoc Son Temple Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00
  • As at 23rd October 2020, the entrance pricing to the temple is 30,000 VND. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (
  • Please don’t wear shorts, skirts and slippers in the museum.

Interested in visiting the Ngoc Son Temple on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Ngoc Son Temple, among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.