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Address: Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The largest lake n Hanoi is a popular spot for gathering, surrounded by...
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."
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For some one love to bike

It may be noisy and cramped but you still can fine some quite and beautiful conners some where here. I love to bike around West Lake, breath fresh air and find a small cafe shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It may be noisy and cramped but you still can fine some quite and beautiful conners some where here. I love to bike around West Lake, breath fresh air and find a small cafe shop to take a rest. Love it so much

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Jakarta, Indonesia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Its nice to stroll around the lake either morning or afternoon, there is a lots of bench to sit to and reading books or just enjoy the view!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I cycled up here and there is a lot to see, the lake itself has activities, swan boats etc. It is quite crowed on weekends but it's great to see all the local people use the area. Great also for a walk, I recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Good experience to take a leisurely walk around the lake, first thing in the morning is ideal, you will find the locals exercising and contemplating the day ahead, simple thing to do but halos orientate you in central hanoi

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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately it's the only place in Vietnam that we would not return, The lake looked beautiful but as we got closer it was very smelly caused by all of the rotting fish floating along the edge of the dirty lake...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautifully landscaped with flowers, trees, and greenry. A very pleasant walk around the lake and a refreshing break from the hustle & bustle of the city streets. Lots of benchs to sit and rest.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You can just lazying around walking at the sidewalk of the lake, on the corner near the temple some young man and girl will offering you to paint or drawing your face, they have different style to draw. You can watch the reflection of the light on the edge of the lake or just sitting there and have a chat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The night life around this lake at night is colossal. Great place to have that evening stroll and get ice cream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This area of Hanoi is quiet beautiful, a real surprise. Many people about enjoying the lake and the walkways.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

West lake is the largest lake of Ha Noi. It is divided into 2 parts by Thanh Nien street, West lake in the West and Truc Bach lake in the East . In the past, the people did the aquaculture in these 2 lakes but now, this area is a good place for relaxing. You should walk and enjoy the... More 

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Address: Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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