This red painted wooden bridge called Huc Bridge( rising sun) which was constructed in 1885. To the left of the gate stands an obelisk whose top is shaped like a paintbrush. Also, the Ngoc Son Temple just located right next to the bridge is one of the major tourist attraction in Hanoi.
The beautifully arched Huc bridge and the Ngoc Son Temple over Hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of Hanoi where legend of magical sword and golden turtle given to Vietnamese general was conceived in Hanoi. The Hus bridge leads to the handsomely decorated Ngoc Son Temple in the middle of the Hoan Kiem Lake.
Surrounded by water and shaded by trees, the small Ngoc Son temple is dedicated to General Tran Hung Dao , La To and the scholar Van Xuong. Inside the temple and after you cross the Huc bridge, you’ll find some fine ceramics, a gong or two, some ancient bells and a glass case containing a stuffed lake turtle, which is said to have weighed a hefty 250 kg.