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Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
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USD 58.00*
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Full-Day Hanoi City Tour
Ranked #2 of 304 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A rare breed of turtle enjoys this popular lake almost as much as countless locals and tourists. Hoan Kiem Lake is a dynamic daily tableau, from morning walks amid locals doing exercises on the shore, to young couples water-gazing on park benches, to the multiple shopping and sight-seeing opportunities in the vicinity. Centrally located in the city, Hoan Kiem Lake serves as a massive home base, and provides endless people-watching and recreational opportunities on the edge of the Old Quarter.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

try and stay near the lake as everything happens around here, markets, nights markets and plenty of eating. The lake is beautiful and it does not take long to walk around. plenty of food and drink on the walk.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting place, many tourist and local who excercises there.
Enjoy walking around the lake. Some cafe, drink booth and even vending machine to quench thirst. Watching the chaotic traffic around the lake could be fascinating.

Thank Steven L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Escape from the noise and traffic - this where the locals and visitors promenade. a central oasis of peace. Attractive, with sights and shops all around and nice bridge and island

Thank Neil W
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Very fun to walk around here especially on the weekends when they block off the streets. If you get accosted by youngsters they are likely students just wanting to practice their English. Their teachers are with them and they have lists of questions.

Thank HowieC52
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The lake is a pleasure to walk around day or night. In the evening the fountains are alight with colours. The bridge is beautifully lit with red lights, a photographers delight. As the weekends are free of traffic, many stalls with local gifts are abundant. Plenty of activity with families enjoying time together. A joy to see young people enjoying all sorts of games. Just sitting enjoying the view is relaxing.

Thank shirleyc86
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