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Quan Thanh Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 26, 2016

We walked here from our hotel in "to tich" street the old quarter, very doable. Went round the lake. Turn right around the top of the lake and every thing becomes very quiet and residential with a few cafes and just locals. We stopped for...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2015

Get off the beaten path and away from most tourists, see the lake into which John McCain fell in 1967, breathe cleaner air than in the center of town, take a swan boat ride, and drink coffee in a sidewalk café overlooking this small lake....More

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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Located next to West Lake, this smaller lake is the site where Senator John McCain parachuted into after being shot down during the Vietnam War. The John McCain memorial is also located on the banks of this lake.

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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

By far the most white and peaceful of Hanoi’s lakes. They also have really good pho cuon Vietnamese food by ngu xa street.

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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

A small, bad smelling lake (especially in summer) with litter and dead fish floating around the edges. You can hire a swan pedal boat - only one person did on the day we visited, because there is no point. No scenery, just open water that...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Contest is the main futures, It is in the middle of the city rounded by hotels and street restaurants. Nice for a walk

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Nothing spectacular about this lake except it was the place where US Senator John McCain's plane was shot down on 26 October 1967. There is a monument the denote this incident.

Thank Ben919191
Reviewed June 4, 2018

A small lake next to the large West Lake. It offers beautiful views of Hanoi from all aspects. There are cafes and restaurants around the lake. We stopped in one and watched a local fishing with a stick. He appeared to be catching goldfish!

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Truc Bach Lake is right next to the West Lake. It has a pathway for pedestrian and very convenient for those would like to take a walk. It is not as big compare to the West Lake. Lots of restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and residential...More

Thank PnP W
Reviewed February 4, 2018

The lake is located northwest of Old Quarter, immediately adjacent to the eastern shore of the city’s largest lake, West Lake or Ho Tay, a former branch of Red River whose west bank is nearby. It was separated from West Lake by the construction of...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Not as impressive as west lake or hoan lake. This one is bit dirty and bit smelly in some parts.. to me just another body if water and nkthing to go out of the way to see. You can skip this one

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We are here now and all I can say is that it's passable. There are a few coffee shops around but no reason why one would miss the West lake area and the lake of sword area to come walk around this one. Read about...More

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