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“Pleasant place, temple is disappointing”

Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
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$48.00*
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Amazing Morning Hanoi Bike Tour
Ranked #15 of 289 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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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 September 8, 2013

The lake is a lovely setting, and is a great place for a relaxing stroll. The temple within the lake is interesting from the outside, but is a little disappointing inside.

Thank George S
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Open space in an otherwise crowded city. Green, pleasant. Take a bottle of water with you or buy one from one of the many vendors.

Thank PeteandNok
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

If you wish to see people's life in Hanoi, then you should come around this lake. There are many people around and they kind of relax at the river side. Busy street around the river especially the afternoon time (~15.00-19.00)

Thank Wheresye
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Disappointed, only redeeming feature was walking over the red bridge. Nothing much to see once you crossed the bridge.

Thank Allycat2013
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

A nice place for a stroll in a peaceful setting in the heart of this busy city, GREAT on a sunny day.
Plenty of restaurants to get food and drink nearby after your walk.

Thank Dayle T
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