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A rare breed of turtle enjoys this popular lake almost as much as countless locals and tourists. Hoan Kiem Lake is a dynamic daily tableau, from morning walks amid locals doing exercises on the shore, to young couples water-gazing on park benches...more
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The lake is nothing special. It is a place to relax after a long walk of the city or a place to sit and munch before you continue on with your walk. The lake contain a small temple for local worshippers which is worth visiting...More
I've walked alont Hoan Kiem a number of times. The absolute best time to visit is on a weekend when they close the streets. There are performers, street food, weddings, etc. It's a beautiful cultural explosion for those not from Viet Nam.
Very photogenic. Cross the bridge and pay the entry fee to the Buddhist Temple. Interesting history, take a walk around the entire lake. Sundays the street is closed off for walking, cycling, and lots of young children with their parents. Crossing the street is a...More
We were fortunate to be staying within a five minute walk of this fresh water lake and had the opportunity to visit several times. The lake is located at the southern end of the Old Quarter not far from St Joseph's Cathedral. The story behind...More
I live in Hanoi and, although of course you have to use normal common sense in protecting your valuables, this is probably one of the safest cities in Asia. And the Hoan Kiem Lake at night is beautiful. Would recommend... More
I live in Hanoi and, although of course you have to use normal common sense in protecting your valuables, this is probably one of the safest cities in Asia. And the Hoan Kiem Lake at night is beautiful. Would recommend booking a table at Cau Go restaurant on the outside terrace. Great food and an amazing view over the lake.