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Thap Rua Tower, Hanoi

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Standing in the middle of Sword Lake, Thap Rua Tower, or "Turtle Tower," commemorates the legend of Vietnamese warrior Le Loi. This tower was built on the Turtle Islet in 1886, but is based on an older structure, Ta Vong Temple, which was built in the 17th and 18th centuries. This attraction cannot be accessed, so you must simply admire it from afar. Go for a walk around the lake and take in views of this historic landmark, which is beautifully lit up at night. See Thap Rua Tower and all Hanoi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hanoi trip itinerary maker site .
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  • I love the capital Hanoi. people hospitable, but crowded but when visiting the foot to the Lake you will see ancient definition, gently, quietly in place here.
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  • This is just a old tower in the middle of the lake if you walk round the lake you can miss it. I would not be making a special trip to see it.  more »
  • Turtle Tower is also known as built in 1886. In the middle of the South side of hoan Kiem Lake, well matched with the surrounding landscape.
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  • Legendary landmark tortoise island in the middle of Hoan Kiem lake. Photo from far for the scrapbook a must, for the historical value alone is worth it, though not much to be seen. Not sure whether accessible by boat. Reflection in the lake makes photo nice.
  • So quaint and historical. Love it
  • Small old tower in the middle of the lake. Cute for pictures.
  • So beautiful. A symbol of Hanoi
  • One of the most iconic buildings in Hanoi.

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