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“Really interesting”
Review of West Lake

West Lake
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Half-Day Hanoi Foodie Tour on Bike
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Stand-Up Paddling in Hanoi's West Lake
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Full-Day Hanoi City Group Tour
Ranked #29 of 277 things to do in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The largest lake n Hanoi is a popular spot for gathering, surrounded by many shops, restaurants, gardens, and hotels. It features the Trấn Quốc Pagoda, Vietnamese for "Stabilizing the Nation."
Brighton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Really interesting”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We cycled around part of this lake as part of a half day cycle tour and got a glimpse into the more normal side of Hanoi life than is available at more tourist focussed areas of Hanoi. Too big to walk around so either a cycle or cyclo tour would be the way to go.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“great to sit on the side walk and watch the world go by”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

much larger then hoan kiem lake, there are many buildings to see as you walk around here.

Heaps of boys/men fishing - not sure about eating them though haha

a few keen fruit ladies - might try to get a photo with you (and sell you fruit)

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Many eateries”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Not much about the lake; just a lake but the many food outlets & cafes in the vicinity is definitely worth a visit. Many types of cuisine & drinks available. Very romantic at night. There are other eateries along a small round at the opposite side of this lake. Not sure the road name but can ask the locals. Amazingly charming little cafes, pubs & restaurants.

Visited October 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Uninspiring”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

A fair trek from where we were staying, near Hoan Kiem Lake, and it wasn't worth the effort. The lake is dull and dirty whilst the pagoda we visited was uninspiring. Hoan Kiem Lake is far more aesthetically pleasing lake and a walk around the circumference will give you a better experience of Vietnamese life.

Visited September 2012
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Noosa, Australia
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“Good photo opportunities”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Good place for a stroll to watch the locals, many engage in their interesting exercise regimes along the lake!

Visited November 2012
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