Sunday 12 August 2012


The Huc Bridge on Sword Lake ("Hồ Hoàn Kiếm"), one of the major scenic spots in Hanoi, 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.

This post is part of Louis' Sunday Bridges meme,
and also part of Scenic Sunday meme.


  1. I love most that first photo 'coz of the composition and the reflection. I've never seen a red bridge!

  2. the red bridge and red flowers - fabulous composition to every photo....gorgeous and peaceful place.....

  3. My favorite of the set is the first one! You've certainly been fortunate to be able to travel to all these wonderful places.

  4. A week late, «Louis» thanks you for this contribution to Sunday Bridges. He thinks this is the first bridge in Vietnam that has been posted to the meme.


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