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Symbol of Hanoi

Thinking about Hanoi, people think about Thap Rua Tower. it's a tourist place and must see in Hanoi.

Reviewed 1 week ago
NurAinx
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Hanoi, Vietnam
New and Friendly

The new and friendly place now, you should try to be here on the weekend night about 20:00 the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Drafter2D
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Seattle, Washington
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  • Very good45%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hoan kiem lake” (83 reviews)
“sword lake” (15 reviews)
“lit up at night” (11 reviews)
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Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam
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"hoan kiem lake"
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"sword lake"
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"lit up at night"
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"great photo opportunity"
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"focal point"
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"golden turtle"
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"restored sword"
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"lake area"
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"ngoc son temple"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful at night"
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"red bridge"
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"old quarter"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thinking about Hanoi, people think about Thap Rua Tower. it's a tourist place and must see in Hanoi.

Thank NurAinx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The new and friendly place now, you should try to be here on the weekend night about 20:00 the street around the lake will be closed only pedestrian will allowed, this is when the crowd arrive all the show and activities happen until late night!

Thank Drafter2D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

when i going near that place . i really relax with atmosphere in there. with outs very noisy from many motorbike and car in old tower ! i will be back !

Thank German D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While you are in Hanoi, you can not miss this place. The lake, the tower and all the old quarter surroundings all express culture of Hanoi. We often stroll here for about 1-2 hours, walking around the lake to enjoy the scenery and the Tower...More

Thank Nguyen T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointing, expecting a big Tower. Actual tower is small, in the center of the lake. Must use Zoom lense to take close up photos of the tower. Looks like the tower is sinking in the lake. Tower is in dis-repair.

Thank telcom3
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

We visit in day time. Very busy over the old bridge into the small temple, not much to see. At night the bridge in red light and the temple in light great sight.

Thank wij4753
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Thap Rua Tower is in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake on a small islet. Only 3 storey structure the place can only be viewed from the lakeside. It does not have a remarkable architecture or a any significant feature, however completes the relaxing atmosphere...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This is just a old tower in the middle of the lake if you walk round the lake you can miss it. I would not be making a special trip to see it.

Thank Kathrynowl91
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Nice Lake to walk around , I believe now that a lot of work has been been down to clean up the Lake and I have been told that there are Swans on the Lake now too.

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

It is a small tower in the middle of Sword Lake. The tower was erected on Turtle Islet, the former fishing site under the king Le Thanh Tong.

Thank Mehul_Kirit_Shah
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Zack R
February 11, 2015|
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Response from GuruB0b | Reviewed this property |
The tower is in the middle of a large lake and not that easy to see. I didn't see any turtles when I was in Hanoi.
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