Hồ Trúc Bạch
Hồ Trúc Bạch
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Soko37
Budapest, Hungary12,368 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Smaller lake neighbouring with West lake. Surrounded with restaurants, coffee shops. We had a lunch in near by vegan restaurant. We enjoyed relatively low cold unusual for this time temperature around twenty degrees and walked to old quarter along parks and main governmental square. Water is not clean, sometime too much dirt in. Enjoy a lot of place near by
Written 8 April 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China20,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is one of the larger lakes in the Vietnamese capital. Truc Bach Lake is a perfect respite from the urban crowd of Hanoi. This is also the place to enjoy a bit of serenity (relatively). A boat ride has gradually become a local tradition.
Written 15 January 2023
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Rbansal2014
New Delhi, India380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is a boat rental point, you can hire a paddle boat and enjoy the scenic views all around you!
We paid 100,000/- VND for 2 people and got ourselves a nice, clean swan shaped paddle boat. We enjoyed the quite peaceful lake in the afternoon.
There was not waiting or rush during the entire process!
Do take out time and enjoy this beautiful boat ride!
Written 13 January 2023
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,475 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Much smaller than West Lake which means you could walk around it if you liked. However, most people seem to pull up a chair and just watch the scene whilst having a drink or food. Most renown as the lake in which Senator John McCain crashed and was taken prisoner
Written 30 November 2022
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LoBommer
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK1,760 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We were disappointed with West Lake and went to the Pagoda and then headed over the road and started off round Truc Bach Lake, lots of restaurants on the side streets but not many overlooking the lake. We found some small tables and chairs in the shade where some locals were sitting, so we joined them and an old lady came and asked us waht we would like to drink, so we ordered some beers. I asked for a Banh mi but she said that she didn't do food but would ask someone else. A waitress turned up, I know not from where and she took my order. Shortly she returned and served us with the best Banh mi that I tasted in Vietnam.
The lake itself is nothing to write home about!
Written 29 January 2020
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PatnPete
Napier, New Zealand169 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This could and should be a really pleasant place to walk around in Ha Noi.
Unfortunately it is, in reality, a cesspool. It is stagnant, filthy and stinks. This is really noticeable in the northern side where on the days we visited the water was BLACK with filth and sewage.
Believe it or not people were fishing hoping to catch their dinner!
Ha Noi really needs to do something about this as if you fell in it would be a death sentence.
Written 15 November 2019
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Travelingjohn123
Peterlee, UK3,084 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019
Nice little lake in middle of big crowded city. I fancied the swan ride but wife didn’t want it, so we had an overpriced coffee from Highland - very good views though
Written 18 June 2019
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Tenaj & Tino
New Orleans, LA630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Couples
Truc Bach Lake is a gem of a place. There’s plenty to do around the lake..the lake itself is a bit polluted, unfortunately. But don’t despair the park around the lake is really local. I mean you’re away from the touristy Hoan Kien Lake..which is also wonderful on it’s own right.At Truc Bach there plenty of street food and small local shops and restaurants around with more of a local charm. This is also in walking distance to Pho Cuon Huong Mai and good Pho Spot. We caught the sunset over this famous lake…ah yes the lake is famous. Tis is the lake that the Late Senator John McMcain (US) crashed his jet into during the Vietnam War. The sunsets here are amazing and romantic. For more in-depth video reviews check us out on Youtube at: Tenaj and Tino
Written 14 June 2019
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aaong86
Singapore, Singapore2,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I walked around this lake when on my way to the Tran Quoc Pagoda. It was quite a peaceful walk with minimal traffic except for the Tran Quoc Pagoda stretch where the traffic was insane. I read online that this lake was separated from the West Lake by the construction of a narrow dike back in the 17th century to allow raising of fish. You could visit any of the cafe (like the highland coffee which I went) by the lake to enjoy the view of the lake.
Written 27 April 2019
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US_RetiredTraveler
San Francisco, CA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
The lake where John McLain parachuted is separated from the large Tay Ho (West Lake) by a causeway. It was divided long ago to create a fish farm.

On the causeway, there is a monument that commemorates the local citizens pulling Lt. Cmdr. McLain from the water.

The causeway is also a nice early morning walk and an opportunity to participate in the many Vietnamese community exercise classes that take place on the causeway.
Written 15 January 2019
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