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“great place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of West Lake

West Lake
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #12 of 91 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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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."
London, United Kingdom
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“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I lived around West Lake for 2 months and walked both directions every day although never did the whole lake in one go. there are a number of really nice places on the western side - past the sheraton on norther and the somerset on the south. the actual lake is badly polluted - says not to fish there but obviously some vietnamese can't read.

Visited October 2011
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“amazing!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

loved it!!! I am a big fun of nature! so peaceful, little man fishing just lovely

Visited November 2011
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“the lake”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

it's a grand lake, but unfortunately not to be experienced in march as it was dull, foggy, rainy and overall dank.

Visited March 2011
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“Oasis of calm in the madness of the Old Quarter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Nothing much, just an open green space in crowded Hanoi offering a respite from the crowds and traffic. The Turtle Tower is of course distinct. Tip: There are a few eateries with terraces fronting the Lake towards the north end of the lake. Very pleasant to sit and just enjoy the atmosphere.

Visited December 2011
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“The hotel was there so... :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

It's beautiful. Stay in the Intercontinental - it's over water :) Worth to see and has a view of the city. :)

Visited December 2011
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