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West Lake

Address: Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #10 of 91 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Owner description: The largest lake n Hanoi is a popular spot for gathering, surrounded...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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 Pagoda, Vietnamese for "Stabilizing the Nation."
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

only coming to West lake, i can have deep breath and stay away from city's noise. i find peace and happiness in my soul whenever walking around this lake. i also know that west lake holds good values about national culture. around the lake, there are 21 pagodas and temples which are ranked national heritage. you can visit and pray... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It is massive! But it is just another lake. Although it is a fantastic place to watch the sunset! Hoam Kiem Lake is better in my opinion, it has a lot more character and is a great place to people watch

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This review is quite late. The West Lake is a fresh water lake located in Tay Ho District. It is the biggest lake in Hanoi, and a perfect spot for recreation. We happen to passed by the West Lake on our way to the Museum of Ethnology. There are hotels, villas, restaurants, coffeeshops, gardens within the area and popular tourist... More 

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Springwood, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

West Lake is worth visiting especially to see the pagoda and temple of Chua Tran Quoc. There is a paved footpath that allows you to wander forever if you wish and gives one of the best views in Hanoi. Fisherman practicing an unusual casting method are all around the lake's edges. As you can see for quite a distance across... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Ha Noi's West Lake has a brick-lined pathway along its shoreline that offers a nice place for a stroll... You will see all manner of local folks partaking in their activities (fishing, selling grilled corn-on-the-cob, even wedding groups having their photos taken)... if you need a caffeine fix, there are numerous excellent shops to choose from (cautious street crossing is... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

this lake is bigger than Hoan kiem lake if you go walk about 2 hours that right, you can try seafood around this lake. Because you can see have so much for seafood reataunrant with view is nice and romantic if you are couple right.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

In fact, it is a big lake in Hanoi and many people like it. I love it too, the beautiful view. you also can eat in the boat on the lake.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We started with the pagoda near the ticket office. Would have wanted to charter the e car for our family but we needed 2 cars and it seemed there was a shortage of available cars that time or probably we just didn't have the skills to communicate what we wanted. Nonetheless, we made the ride around the lake- would have... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

On my second trip to Hanoi, the first thing we did was return to West Lake and walk the whole way round. Lots to see and gives you great start when exploring this fascinating city. Lots of great cafés around the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I've been in Hanoi many times and very loved to come to see the West Lake to have a nice chat with the locals there. Enjoying the sunset with a coffee were the best parts of my holiday

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