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Lake of Sighs (Ho Than Tho)

NE of town, along Ho Xuan Huong Rd, Dalat, Vietnam
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Ranked #18 of 26 Attractions in Dalat
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Loving couples and lonely souls frequent this lake, marked by the grave of the legendary young girl...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Loving couples and lonely souls frequent this lake, marked by the grave of the legendary young girl who chose a watery suicide over living without the love of her indifferent boyfriend.
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I just came here a few days ago. The lake is much smaller than others like Tuyen Lam, Xuan Huong, Suoi Vang,... There's nothing interesting here. I vas very disappointed when i got here and i'm like 'omg, is this really Lake of Sighs'.

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Saitama, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I do not what happened but it is not a lake anymore. The whole main area is fulled with dirt and red soil, very dirty. The service is poor also, no direction, no staff. There are better lakes in the city like Tuyen Lam lake and Xuan Huong lake, so I recommend other places, don't waste your valued time here

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

It had nothing but mud and sands. I did not see a beautiful lake as I read in the description. Very disappointing and boring, don't ever come to this place for a visit

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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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300 reviews 300 reviews
148 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The great thing about this place is that you almost can hear the traditional vietnamese music playing in the background, and picture the fishers throwing the nets into the lake. Beautiful sights and relaxing environment in an exotic country, what else do you need?

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Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
83 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

One afternoon we walked around the lake (6km). It is popular with walkers and joggers. There are swan paddle boats to take out on the lake if you wish. We also saw a few tired horses with buggies for tourists but we walked. A good walk if you have time.

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Nha Trang
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A few pine trees on an otherwise barren slope and a tired horse to ride. It's a few kilometres out of town on the way to Nha Trang. Best keep travelling to Nha Trang.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

It's not as big as it used to be & all the romantic kitsch things have been taken away which was a bit of a shame as they were fun. Still you get to be among a few locals & away from the tourists & it's cheap entry, although it's better to take your own transport.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We cycled here in the late afternoon (approx 40min cycle on our borrowed bikes!) and was a nice little walk around the lake. Nothing amazing.

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I will not bore you with the facts. Go, see for your self. I love going to areas with beautiful lakes like the area in Slovinia, Lake Bled. Times spent in these areas does the heart and mind more good than any medication could ever do. So for your own sanity, start visiting peaceful places. You may even get closer... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We stopped here with our easy riders and walked along part of the bank, seeing the hire boats and the pedal swans. We were advised that there is good fishing and that the locals enjoy this. We could see a number of people fishing across the other side. it is another place for the young locals to ride to and... More 

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