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West Lake

Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

This lake was a perfect size to stroll around on sunset, enjoying the changing colors, looking at the architecture, and watching all the different people in the area.

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Flower Valley in the West Lake Area, Hanoi attracts hundreds of tourists to visit and taking photos at the weekend. I had a chance to visit there on Lunar New Year 2016. We such had a wonderful moments in Flower Valley. It's so beautiful place...More

Thank annanL1330HW
Reviewed 23 February 2016

My wife and I walked the entire lake and was very pleasant. The water was clean with no debris. The landscape was well trimmed with very beautiful large trees everywhere. A lot of tourist so their are some venders trying to sell you something, but...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We visited the west lake which was lovely - but I noticed some local women in the bulrushes picking the water hyacinths it was very pretty their coloured conical straw hats bobbing in the background.

Thank VamC
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We walked around the lake on the 14th of February! Which was almost the last night of the TET celebration, it was beautiful and lots of people who had just married having pictures taken with the lake in the background.

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Nice to see but nothing special. Path around the lake is good for walking or running. There are restaurants on the lake if you want to enjoy the view.

Thank chemicallust
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Our hotel was close to the lake and we could see it from our window, but I did not feel any compunction to see it close up. Maybe that was because the weather was cold.

Thank scottyljd
Reviewed 19 February 2016

...For the first time traveling to Hanoi... ...the most great feeling was when I and my friends drove by renting Motorbike around West Lake, about 20 km....How is it amazing!...fresh air...nice weather...no rain...not so hot...no traffic jam...just drove and enjoyed the view of long line...More

Thank Phương V
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Suggest people visiting Hanoi must go to spend at least a night strolling along the West Lake. Night view is a lot better than during the day because of the lightings along the bridge, and also you can hardly see the dead fishes and rubbish...More

Thank TravelRuby
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Every year on the 23rd day of December in the lunar calendar, many people go to West Lake to release three goldfish I the lake. Many people also pour the ashes from burning 'lucky money' into the lake at the same time. This event happens...More

Thank Bill H
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Response from MLTnature | Reviewed this property |
For me, I prefer to rent a bike or take a cyclo(about 5 USD/ hour) to go around the lake. This season, the weather is good for walking as well. There is a nice flower market near by West Lake I've always loved to visit... More