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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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  • October 4, 2017
    Before we say this is just another temple, we must know the legend behind this so we get to appreciate the Turtle Temple. It is located within the Hoan Kiem lake and not accessible.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    It is a very nice tower which can be seen from any point of the Lake. Highly recommended for photos (I took them at sunset)
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  • September 27, 2017
    Lake day I walk out here, because the rent in the old town, the hotel early in the morning out here walking and then about bathing the breakfast is done for the Earth. At least saw the phenomenon of things again, clean lines, which would also photograph, smart sunny g too sharply.
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