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“nice walk but very crowded”
Review of West Lake

West Lake
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$48.00*
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Half-Day Hanoi Foodie Tour on Bike
Ranked #28 of 278 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."
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“nice walk but very crowded”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

It's a typical lake in the city and the heart of the community. I didn't find it exceptionally special. It is a good place to see what the local do in the evening.

Visited August 2014
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“very cool”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

from old quater you can take taxi about 15 minute to west lake you can try duck response in west lake,or eat some thing also good

Visited August 2014
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“amazing”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

it is a great place to visit in Hanoi when you have time. This is the biggest lake in the city, surrounded many restaurant on the boat. From the boat you have nicest scenery to take photos.. it is also an ideal place for people to exercises.

Visited August 2014
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“pretty area but dead fish depressing”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Lovely area, doesn't really feel like you are in Ha Noi anymore and there are some interesting restaurants, pagodas and fun little side streets, but the lake is full of garbage and when I was there it was also full of dead fish. Kind of sad.

Visited April 2014
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“Surprisingly large lake inside city”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Hanoi has may lakes, but none bigger than West Lake. It's surprisingly large, offering lots of opportunities for hiking, jogging, or just enjoying the scenary. Surrounded by restaurants and condominiums, this is a more up-scale part of Hanoi. Personally, I prefer the chaos of the Old Quarter, but this area is nice to visit for a relaxing dinner or to escape from the noise and bustle of central Hanoi.

Visited August 2014
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