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A rare breed of turtle enjoys this popular lake almost as much as countless locals and tourists. Hoan Kiem Lake is a dynamic daily tableau, from morning walks amid locals doing exercises on the shore, to young couples water-gazing on park benches...more
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Some cities have a place that just naturally draws people in and this lake is one of those places. It became our place to walk around after dinner, our land mark to walk to when we got lost in the labrinth of streets and shops,...More
Starting off with the lake: it's lovely and tranquil, very photogenic. With many trees with their branches dancing into the still water. It's a pleasant ant not strenuous walk around it, but the midday heat should be avoided.
You can cross the Red Bridge to...More
We walked around the Old Quarter in Hanoi and then made our way to the Hoan Kiem Lake. It’s a very nice attraction and is surrounded by plenty of other things to do such as the water puppet theatre, Hoa Lo prison and St Joseph’s...More
Pretty lake in the middle of the very busy Old Quarter with a legend. Its just a nice place for a walk and a lovely place for families to go.
Very peaceful first thing in the morning before the area gets busy and also in...More
This lake is not so much on its scenery, but local people here believe in its legend. "Hoan Kiem" means restored sword by a General after winning the battle to the giant turtle..Nothing special in day time visit except there is a small temple in...More
After arriving at our nearby Hanoi hotel on a Friday afternoon, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the roads around the entire lake become a pedestrian zone on the weekends. This made for a much more relaxing stroll around, and we enjoyed joining the...More
I've stayed in a hotel near this lake twice this season of my day is normally a beginning early morning walk within the lake. From approximately 5am you will find loads of locals out and about - all walking in a similar direction - practicing...More
I live in Hanoi and, although of course you have to use normal common sense in protecting your valuables, this is probably one of the safest cities in Asia. And the Hoan Kiem Lake at night is beautiful. Would recommend... More
I live in Hanoi and, although of course you have to use normal common sense in protecting your valuables, this is probably one of the safest cities in Asia. And the Hoan Kiem Lake at night is beautiful. Would recommend booking a table at Cau Go restaurant on the outside terrace. Great food and an amazing view over the lake.