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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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Luxury hotels and clubs line the lake, and there's even a driving range over the water! The haziness detracts from its beauty, but overall it's a pretty sight.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is the area you go to shop, find a restaurant, sit for a bit, then get back up to search for an ice cream shop. This lake area is simply the best part of Hanoi.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the West Lake area and found it to be lovely. The view of the lake with all the city lights of it at night is a sight to see. Also it's a place for the young locals to take there girlfriends and sit on there scooters and talk the night away which I found so lovely.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Luxury hotels and clubs line the lake, and there's even a driving range over the water! The haziness detracts from its beauty, but overall it's a pretty sight.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The lake and park areas are very large , the lake is a little grimy but still a significant landmark in Hanoi.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is biggest lake in Ha Noi, there are lot height hotels, luxury restaurants.... around the lake if have chance you should come here to enjoy . Every morning both young and old people exercise very crowed , when lotus season come you can come here to take some photos or contemplate hot girls! especially, very good place for young... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The well paved walk path and surrounding green spaces make this an enjoyable walk anytime of day but particularly at night when the lights of the city provide a backdrop reflected on the lake. The area is also quite lively at night with people coming out to read, exercise or just sit around and chat - quite enjoyable

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Fantastic Temple by the west lake and fantastic views all around. We felt there was an inner calm in the temple and it felt cooler somehow despite the seering heat.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We spent a couple of hours around the lake but it is somewhat uninspiring! The pagoda is OK but not very big (and shut anyway when we were there) apart from that a pretty boring and not particularly clean lake.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is totally a biggest lake in Hanoi. I rided bicycle around 2 hours. Very nice to see around with many kind of flowers especially lotus. You can also fishing here. Seeing local people do taichi in the morning and evening. It is also busy at weekend. Nice palace in summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Go there during sunrise or sunset. The lake is big, so you can have walk on one side only. The garden near the very old temple is also nice.

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

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