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West Lake

Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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"tran quoc pagoda"
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"banh tom"
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"old quarter"
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"hoan kiem"
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"nice walk"
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"busy city"
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"walk around"
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"the hustle and bustle"
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"temple"
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"fishing"
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"tay"
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"intercontinental"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

West Lake is the biggest Lake in Hanoi. We offen go there to do exercise and eat Pho Cuon together in the weekend.

Thank NurAinx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful lake on the outskirts of the city with scenic views of the city. My husband and son enjoyed going on the swan peddaloes.

Thank Rachel P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This one is a beautiful lake in Hanoi. When I visited the West lake area it started drizzling. Reached the lake mainly to visit Chua Tran Quoc, a Buddhist temple, which is situated on the West lake. The lake itself is beautiful and added with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a walk around after visiting the pagoda. There is a nice breeze off the water and a favourite resting place for many of the locals. It’s a bit dirty at the waters edge but where isn’t nowadays. Enjoy.....

Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in a King Bed Overwater Panoramic View which offers stunning an unrestricted views of the West Lake. The lounge access sorts your evening drinks in a comfy lounge so do avail of that. Staff is extremely friendly. The hotel is far from the old...More

Thank roymV3677KA
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

We walked around the lake and stopped over at the Pagoda next to the lake. Took some good pictures. There are many lakes in Hanoi, and West Lake is one of the bigger ones.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

It is an ideal place to enjoy the leisure time. The views are nice with a lot of coffee shops around. Walking this place is interesting. Nice!

Thank yansanhon
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Originally a lagoon that was separated fro the Red River by landfills and embankments in the 11th century, West Lake is the largest body of water in Hanoi. A causeway alongside the eastern shore, built in the 17th century, created Trúc Bạch, the small fishing...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

It is simply a great place to spend time at. There are plenty of coffee shops with very nice views, such as La Cotta. If you are not up to coffee hopping, then you can bring your date there also and sit on a bench....More

Thank Tikhon S
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

West Lake is a large lake just outside the city. It is possible to walk all around the lake, the distance being I believe 17 kilometers. The problem with this, as everywhere in Hanoi, is that the pavements are crammed with motor bikes and 4...More

Thank Elizabeth Q
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lynnchua01
February 19, 2016|
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Response from MLTnature | Reviewed this property |
For me, I prefer to rent a bike or take a cyclo(about 5 USD/ hour) to go around the lake. This season, the weather is good for walking as well. There is a nice flower market near by West Lake I've always loved to visit... More
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