Halong Bay was worth the trip to Vietnam. This is an amazingly beautiful location not to be missed. My husband and I took a 1 day trip in May 2010. We enjoyed very much with Phoenix Cruiser especially the ka... Read more
The trip arranged by South Pacific Travel in Hanoi on the Deluxe Phoenix Cruiser was wonderful. Everything went smoothly with excellent transportation to and from Hanoi. The Cruiser was modern with clean roo... Read more
Silver Pagoda (or the temple of the Emerald Buddha), formerly a wooden building, was rebuilt in 1962 in concrete and marble. The pagoda is floored with over 5000 silver tiles each weighing 1 kilo. It is famous for its 90 kg solid gold Buddha made in 1907 and an emerald Buddha said to be made of baccarant crystal. Sharing the pagoda are many other interesting artifacts and jewels and was one of the few temples to remain intact during the Khmer Rouge regime. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance fee US$ 3 per person. Camera fee US$2. Video fee US$ 5. Photography is allowed in the outside exhibition areas only. Please remember that exposed knees and shoulders are considered disrespectful.