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Along the northern shores of Hoan Kiem Lake nestled on tiny Jade Island is the site of Temple of the Jade Mountain or Ngoc Son Temple as it is known in Vietnamese. The temple was erected in the 18th century and honors Tran Hung Dao, Van Xuong and Nguyen Van Sieu. Jade Island and Ngoc Son Temple is connected to the shore by the red, wooden Huc Bridge which means Morning Sunlight Bridge. Surrounded by water and shaded by trees, the temple contains fine ceramics, gongs, ancient bells and a stuffed turtle, which weighed 250 kilos when it was alive.
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Along the northern shores of Hoan Kiem Lake nestled on tiny Jade Island is the site of Temple of the Jade Mountain or Ngoc Son Temple as it is known in Vietnamese. The temple was erected in the 18th century and honors Tran Hung Dao, Van Xuong and Nguyen Van Sieu. Jade Island and Ngoc Son Temple is connected to the shore by the red, wooden Huc Bridge which means Morning Sunlight Bridge. Surrounded by water and shaded by trees, the temple contains fine ceramics, gongs, ancient bells and a stuffed turtle, which weighed 250 kilos when it was alive.