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West Lake

Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi
Ranked #19 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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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A good place to experience a Hanoi morning, where you can watch people doing some morning exercise and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere before rushing hour turns Hanoi into a noisy metropolitan.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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 It was quite an outdated restaurant and we didn't order any food as we were apprehensive to it's quality.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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85 helpful votes 85 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
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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