bridge to Ngoc Son Temple ~ Hanoi, Vietnam
Nov 20 2001

The Huc bridge spans Hoan Kien lake to the tiny island that holds Ngoc Son Temple - quite a mouthful. All you need know is that the island offers a peaceful refuge in the heart of the noise and dust of the city. Our first introduction to a Vietnamese temple we were stuck by the marshal feel of the shrine. Flanked by traditional pikes, lances and spears, the fierce statues in the shrine reminded us that Vietnam's experience with war stretches back far further than our twentieth century.

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nigel & julie snow