Hello everyone!!!! I'm TAKA. Continuing from the previous session.
After that I went to Hoàn Kiếm Lake at night.
There is a tower in the middle of Lake Hoàn Kiếm. Another name "Tower of the Turtle".
No one can enter inside.
According to the legend, in early 1428, Emperor Lê Lợi was boating on the lake when a
Golden Turtle God (Kim Qui) surfaced and asked for his magic sword, Heaven's Will. Lợi
concluded that Kim Qui had come to reclaim the sword that its master, a local God, the
Dragon King (Long Vương) had given Lợi some time earlier, during his revolt against Ming
China. Later, Lợi gave the sword back to the turtle after he finished fighting off the Chinese.
Lợi renamed the lake to commemorate this event, from its former name Luc Thuy meaning
"Green Water". The Turtle Tower (Thap Rùa) standing on a small island near the centre of
lake is linked to the legend. The first name of Hoàn Kiếm lake is Tả Vọng, when the King
haven't gave the Magical Sword back to the Golden Turtle God.
Large soft-shell turtles, either of the species Rafetus swinhoei or a separate species named
Rafetus leloi in honor of the emperor, had been sighted in the lake for many years. The last
known individual was found dead on January 19, 2016. There are three remaining turtles of
the species R. swinhoei.
Near the northern shore of the lake lies Jade Island on which the Temple of the Jade
Mountain (Ngoc Son Temple) stands. The temple was erected in the 18th century. It honors
the 13th-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. Jade Island is connected
to the shore by the wooden red-painted The Huc Bridge (The Huc, meaning Morning Sunlight