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West Lake

Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi
Ranked #20 of 95 attractions in Hanoi
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Type: Bodies of Water
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The largest lake n Hanoi is a popular spot for gathering, surrounded by many shops, restaurants, gardens, and hotels. It features the Trấn Quốc... more » Owner description: The largest lake n Hanoi is a popular spot for gathering, surrounded by many shops, restaurants, gardens, and hotels. It features the Trấn Quốc Pagoda, Vietnamese for "Stabilizing the Nation." « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Westlake is the best ordered and prettiest of the many lakes which adorn Hanoi. Wonderful for impromptu picnics.

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Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful scenery and a wonderful place to go if you want to pedal around the west lake on a swan boat. We didn't do this however we went to a place overlooking the water. It was quite an outdated restaurant and we didn't order any food as we were apprehensive to it's quality. However the drinks we received were... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We got a electric car and rode around the entire lake . It is so interesting and as you travel around then Are the scenery changes ...the air is cool and fresh and there are many good restaurant,s around the lake

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Well worth a visit for sure it's very beautiful and is a nice and relaxing place to go take a stroll or have a seat and admire the views.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've been in Ho tay so many times and loved to enjoy ice creams then chatted with people there. Fresh wind was amazing

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I loved the peace and tranquility early evening of people just relaxing the day away. This is a MUST

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Visit the alley ways around the Tay Ho district of the West Lake. There are some amazing doors and gates, not to mention some pleasant discoveries like the The Hanoi Bike Collective.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If visiting Hanoi a walk around this park will show you how peaceful this busy city can be. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the peacefulness.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is a lovely place to walk around. Still be careful with belongings. Here you can stretch an arm out without hitting someone. It was a useful landmark as we walked the streets.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Away from the busy Old Quarter, south end has lots of floating restaurants, you can walk all the way around or take a short cut. Worth visiting and great accommodation in the area.

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