Ngoc Son Temple is a temple on a small island in the middle of Hoàn Kiếm Lake. Initially, the temple was called Ngoc Son Pagoda and was later renamed Ngoc Son Temple, since temples are dedicated to saints.
When Ly Cong Uan moved his capital to Thang Long, Ngoc Tuong is named the temple, to the life renamed Tran Ngoc Son. Here was erected a temple to worship the smiles heroic martyrs who sacrificed in the resistance against the Mongolian Highlands. Later he collapsed house long, up to the Le Huu Vinh (1735 – 1739), lord Trinh Thuy Giang Khanh and also covering up the mountain land on the east coast facing the mountain called Ngoc Son Dao Tai and Ngoc Boi. Later in life the Le Thuy Khanh also Chieu Thong was destroyed. A charity named Tin Trai, the same old people have established a temple called Ngoc Son Pagoda.
On the occasion of sole edit temple Quan Ngoc Son pagoda, all signed “sole military Ngoc Son Temple” was composed in 1843 wrote: “… Hope formerly known Ta Ho Hoan Kiem Lake is a land and landscapes Economy ancient period. The north lake, a large mound emerged about three of four nests, Legend is a fishing spot radio last time Le. Previously, he Tin Trai village of Nhi Khe Quan De temples here are four more open to change is called Ngoc Son temple …”.
In August 1865, Nguyen Van Sieu standing Confucian repaired the temple. At each change covering more land and build stone embankment around, Tran Ba home building, a bridge from the north east coast to the bridge called The Huc.
The Huc bridge name that is retained beautiful light of the sun. The Huc bridge leading to Ngoc Son Temple Gate, also known as Dac Nguyet Lau (floor is white) team with the collection tree, the trees in the middle of a thickset, like emergence from the water. Temple of connecting together two throne, the first temple to the North Church and Van Xuong Tran Hung Dao. Subjects placed on harem of about 1 meter high stone pedestal, the two sides have two stone stairs. Wenchang statue standing, holding a pen. Tran Ba south is home (home-sure waves implies pillar withstand the wave of unfair in contemporary culture). Home eight square roof, roof two floors with 8 column prop, four out of stone columns, four columns of wood.
Although the temple is a new architecture, but Ngoc Son Temple is a typical spatial and architectural artifacts. The combination of temples and lakes have formed an overall architecture Emperor – Human merge, creating the ancient beauty, harmony, posted to the temple and the lake, should suggest the feeling chan Republic between people and nature .