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Thap Rua Tower

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Nice little bit of history..!

Thap Rua Tower is a quick site to see when passing through the heart of Hanoi. Well preserved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The ancient of the Tortoise Tower

It seem very lonely and special. It was built after the king Le Loi returned the fairy sword back... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tower is surrounded by amazing trees and lake. Extremely tranquil and amazing for a walk, to capture lovely photos.

Thank Naina-Damani
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thap Rua Tower is a quick site to see when passing through the heart of Hanoi. Well preserved structure. And it’s beautiful at night when it’s all lite up. You should definitely swing by to see it for a few minutes, even if just to...More

Thank secretagentgs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of Hanoi iconic spots . Built on a small islet in the middle of Hoan Kiem lake and not accessable to the public . Looks abandoned and old fro m the promenades along the lake , asking you to take several photos from various...More

Thank saul g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seem very lonely and special. It was built after the king Le Loi returned the fairy sword back to the turttle Genie (based on the legend).

Thank buiducquan101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Also known as the Turtle Tower, it lies on a small island in the middle of the Hoan Kiem Lake. The tower in inaccessible & is in need of restoration. It is a good site for photo opportunity at night as there will be neon...More

Thank Wildcat7400
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Ithink the best way to see it is to walk all way along the banks of the Lake.It is lovely and you can take the photos from different angels.

Thank 477elizabeth
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I enjoyed an hour of wandering around the lake and taking pictures of this tower from different angles.

Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to see in the middle of the lake in Hanoi. It is also a popular photo spot and is especially good to experience at night when it is lit up along with the nearby red bridge. A must see!

Thank rhthomas1980
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Thap Rua Tower, also known as Turtle Tower, commemorates local folk hero Le Loi. Its not accessible to the public and thankfully has not been restored by the looks of things so maintains its old world charm.

Thank fluffymonkey
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Thap Rua or Turtle Tower is a small tower in the middle of Sword Lake. In the evenings it is lighted and the tower looks mysterious illuminated in the peaceful lake.

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Zack R
11 February 2015|
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Response from GuruB0b | Reviewed this property |
The tower is in the middle of a large lake and not that easy to see. I didn't see any turtles when I was in Hanoi.