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“Great place for a walk”

Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
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Ranked #12 of 280 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.
Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place for a walk”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

I walked around the lake after dinner. There were many locals doing the same and many smiling faces. I stopped to talk to a friendly young bloke fishing in the lake. He had very good English. Also saw some beautiful young girls being photographed on their wedding day. I felt safer walking there than I would doing the same thing at home.

Visited March 2014
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Woudenberg, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great area”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Just to be there in the evening is really great. Hahaha nice ice cream too and nice people walk around there + nice restaurants too. Don't forget to bring your camera

Visited February 2014
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Cairnryan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very nice to walk around the lake”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great atmosphere for exploring and relaxing. Nice place to watch the locals going about their day to day business and traditions.

Visited February 2014
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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Hanoi's Heart”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Demarcation landmark between The Old Quarter and The French Quarter, a peaceful place to gather bearing traveling in Vietnam's great city of Hanoi.

Visited February 2014
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Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Lake to sit & ponder or walk around”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Loved to sit at the Lake daily and people watch. The Temple is definitely worth a visit and take your time taking in all the history of the temple.
You can walk around the lake and stop off at the cafe overlooking the lake for a nice drink & cake

Visited March 2014
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