Truc Bach lake

Truc Bach lake, Hanoi: Address, Truc Bach lake Reviews: 3.5/5

Truc Bach lake
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LoBommer
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK1,372 contributions
Not bad little lake to walk round
Oct 2019
We were disappointed with West Lake and went to the Pagoda and then headed over the road and started off round Truc Bach Lake, lots of restaurants on the side streets but not many overlooking the lake. We found some small tables and chairs in the shade where some locals were sitting, so we joined them and an old lady came and asked us waht we would like to drink, so we ordered some beers. I asked for a Banh mi but she said that she didn't do food but would ask someone else. A waitress turned up, I know not from where and she took my order. Shortly she returned and served us with the best Banh mi that I tasted in Vietnam.
The lake itself is nothing to write home about!
Written January 29, 2020
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PatnPete
Hanoi, Vietnam175 contributions
Hold your nose
Nov 2019 • Couples
This could and should be a really pleasant place to walk around in Ha Noi.
Unfortunately it is, in reality, a cesspool. It is stagnant, filthy and stinks. This is really noticeable in the northern side where on the days we visited the water was BLACK with filth and sewage.
Believe it or not people were fishing hoping to catch their dinner!
Ha Noi really needs to do something about this as if you fell in it would be a death sentence.
Written November 15, 2019
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Travelingjohn123
Peterlee, UK2,218 contributions
Nice little lake
Jun 2019
Nice little lake in middle of big crowded city. I fancied the swan ride but wife didn’t want it, so we had an overpriced coffee from Highland - very good views though
Written June 18, 2019
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Tenaj & Tino
New Orleans, LA646 contributions
Hidden Gems Around Truc Bach Lake
Jul 2018 • Couples
Truc Bach Lake is a gem of a place. There’s plenty to do around the lake..the lake itself is a bit polluted, unfortunately. But don’t despair the park around the lake is really local. I mean you’re away from the touristy Hoan Kien Lake..which is also wonderful on it’s own right.At Truc Bach there plenty of street food and small local shops and restaurants around with more of a local charm. This is also in walking distance to Pho Cuon Huong Mai and good Pho Spot. We caught the sunset over this famous lake…ah yes the lake is famous. Tis is the lake that the Late Senator John McMcain (US) crashed his jet into during the Vietnam War. The sunsets here are amazing and romantic. For more in-depth video reviews check us out on Youtube at: Tenaj and Tino
Written June 14, 2019
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aaong86
Singapore, Singapore2,134 contributions
A smaller lake besides west lake
Apr 2019 • Solo
I walked around this lake when on my way to the Tran Quoc Pagoda. It was quite a peaceful walk with minimal traffic except for the Tran Quoc Pagoda stretch where the traffic was insane. I read online that this lake was separated from the West Lake by the construction of a narrow dike back in the 17th century to allow raising of fish. You could visit any of the cafe (like the highland coffee which I went) by the lake to enjoy the view of the lake.
Written April 27, 2019
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US_RetiredTraveler
San Francisco, CA32 contributions
Trúc Bách Lake where McLain Parachuted
Sep 2018 • Solo
The lake where John McLain parachuted is separated from the large Tay Ho (West Lake) by a causeway. It was divided long ago to create a fish farm.

On the causeway, there is a monument that commemorates the local citizens pulling Lt. Cmdr. McLain from the water.

The causeway is also a nice early morning walk and an opportunity to participate in the many Vietnamese community exercise classes that take place on the causeway.
Written January 15, 2019
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Next to West Lake
Aug 2018 • Family
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.
Written September 20, 2018
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jimjimmyjimjimmy
Hanoi, Vietnam26 contributions
Walk around the lake in peace
Aug 2018
By far the most white and peaceful of Hanoi’s lakes. They also have really good pho cuon Vietnamese food by ngu xa street.
Written August 23, 2018
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KellyS3210
Norfolk, UK676 contributions
Nothing to see
Aug 2018
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 smells like sewage. There is just nothing to look at and nothing special about it.
Written August 3, 2018
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Marco P
Singapore, Singapore670 contributions
Big place full of hotels and restaurants
Jul 2018
Contest is the main futures, It is in the middle of the city rounded by hotels and street restaurants. Nice for a walk
Written July 17, 2018
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