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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. Plan your visit to Thap Rua Tower and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hanoi holiday planner.
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  • This tower is in the middle of the lake. You can't visit it. You can't get close to it. All you can do is look at it from the shore. And it's fairly small. 
  • Beautifully positioned in the middle of the lake, you get great views looking out over it as you wander around the lake. I think there are a few ways that you can organise tours to get out there, but ...  more »
  • Worth a look while you wander around the lake. No public access. Lots of birds enjoyed the island, and it was lit up at night, so looked quite pretty from where I was sitting later, at a rooftop bar n...  more »
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  • Chiều cuối thu
  • Nice place
  • With the Turtle Tower, Hoan Kiem Lake looks European to Asians, but it is such an amazing place, where it looks Asian to Europeans:) Around the lake there are multiple cafes and restaurants for people to relax in. Very beautiful location to have a rest and think about life:)
  • nice place to walk around at night
  • Ho guom