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“Heart of Hanoi”

Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
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$68.00*
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Half-Day Hanoi Food Tour by Motorbike
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$48.00*
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Amazing Morning Hanoi Bike Tour
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$50.00*
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Half-Day Hanoi Motorbike Tour
Ranked #12 of 284 things to do in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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, to the multiple shopping and sight-seeing opportunities in the vicinity. Centrally located in the city, Hoan Kiem Lake serves as a massive home base, and provides endless people-watching and recreational opportunities on the edge of the Old Quarter.
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Beside busy Hanoi, you can see some quiet, green Hanois and you can see it here at the lake! For me if you never been here that means you've never been to Hanoi!

Thank Chung C
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Beautiful lake, and gentle walk was relaxing and cooling in the heat of the day. It made a vey nice break in the day in the city.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a surprisingly relaxing place in the crazily busy and bustling Hanoi. Walk along the lake and across the Huc bridge, admire the Turtle tower. Visit the Jade island with the Temple of the Jade Mountain. Lots of photo opportunities and you can do your Hanoi people watching - both tourists and Hanoi natives.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Very beautiful, and peaceful in the extraordinary bustle of Hanoi. Nothing to dislike. Many trees, and interesting to see so many local people out exercising.

Thank Perth_AustraliaJulie
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

I visit the lake since 1995 and i am never tired of it, especially the restaurant where spring rolls gelata and Heineken beer have not changed. it is an iconic place and it is beautiful.it is also a peaceful spot where Hanoi residents practice Tai Chi in the early hours of the morning. the contrast between the peacefulness of the lake and the insane traffic around it is amazing (my favorite spot in Hanoi)

Thank Anne-Lyse D
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