Being a crucial part of Ngoc Son Temple, a symbol of the Buddhist structure and a renown tourist attraction in Hanoi, The Huc Bridge is considered as “the bridge where light is absorbed”. The typical feature of this beautiful bridge is that is whole painted with the bright red color, giving tourists when walking along The Huc bridge to reach Ngoc Son Tem a feeling of comfort and enjoyment. The Huc Bridge has an elegant beauty and sophisticated architectural features. Standing from The Huc bridge, visitors can see amazing and wonderful views of the Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Tortoise Island.
The Huc bridge - the typical one linking Ngoc Son Buddhist temple
Due to its convenient location, The Huc bridge lies in the center of Hanoi. To reach The Huc bridge, visitors can choose a variety kinds of transportation such as public bus, motorbike, taxi by booking through grab, go-viet or even on foot if you stay in Hanoi ancient streets.
With the public bus, visitors can choose such routes as:
Route 08 and 36: departs from Long Bien wharf.
Route 14: depart from Co Nhue.
Route 31: depart from Bach Khoa University.
With motorbikes, you have a lot of choices to reach The Huc bridge, depending on where you are. All you have to do is remember the streets of Hanoi and then go on. You can use Google map to find the right road to The Huc bridge.
Or for more convenience, visitors can book a motorbike or a taxi from the app "Grab" or "Go-viet". If you stay in the hotel in Hanoi ancient streets, visitors can even choose to go to The Huc bridge on your own. Especially at weekends, Hanoi had the policy of opening the walking streets (Pho Di Bo in Vietnamese) in the area around The Huc bridge and ban all means of transportation. So if you want to visit the temple on the weekend, take note and choose the best option.
The entrance gate of The Huc bridge
The only way to get to Ngoc Son Buddhist temple is going across The Huc Bridge. Ngoc Son temple was built in the nineteenth century, is one of the architectural monuments representing the traditional beauty of national culture.
Nearly The Huc Bridge is Thap But Temple, or The Pen Tower in English with three words "Ta Thanh Thien" meaning "written to the blue sky" by Nguyen Van Sieu.
Hoan Kiem lake is one of the most famous sights of Hanoi and is the destination of the most romantic temples of the capital. About a short walk from the old quarter, the lake is a peaceful green space in the middle of the busy crowded capital. Here, visitors can join the local chess players, stroll around the lake or relax under the trees.
Located in the midst of Hoan Kiem Lake, the Tortoise Island is a small construction where there is a unique tortoise living in. For years, this tortoise has been living in the Tortoise Island as the only host of this small island. Unfortunately, this individual is deceased and its body is used by a taxidermist to be respectfully presented in the Ngoc Son Temple as a symbol of this famous Lake.
With Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Thap But Temple, The Huc Temple is truly an attractive destination for Galatourist 's travelers once coming to Hanoi.
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