Tuesday, 12 January 2016


The Huc Bridge on Sword Lake ("Hồ Hoàn Kiếm"), one of the major scenic spots in Hanoi, Vietnam, serving as a focal point for its public life. The Huc Bridge (meaning Morning Sunlight Bridge) leads to Jade Island on which the Ngoc Son Temple (Jade Mountain Temple) stands. The temple was erected in the 18th century. It honours the 13-century military leader Tran Hung Dao who distinguished himself in the fight against the Yuan Dynasty, Van Xuong, a scholar, and Nguyen Van Sieu, a Confucian master and famous writer in charge of repairs made to the temple in 1864. A lovely park surrounds the lake.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. Beautiful - how lush and lovely!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/01/shells-on-shells.html

  2. Jade Island is the perfect name as the lush green abounds even as a reflection in the lake ...and,an interesting history to go with it. I am going to Thailand next month and look forward to learning about their culture as well. Thank you for sharing, Nick ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  3. What a lovely scene, I like the red bridge and trees. Happy Tuesday, enjoy the week ahead!

  4. Very pretty. It reminds me of the bridge at he Monet gardens.

    Lisa at Life Thru the Lens (www.lisakerner-slp.com)

  5. what a great place to spend a day :)

  6. Beautiful! What an amazing place. Thanks for sharing!

  7. that looks like a beautiful and serene spot.