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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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  • A nice photo opportunity at this wonderful lake. It's really nice to walk around to be able to see different angles. 
  • Walk around the Lake and stop the pleasure to leave a tree, watching the turtle Tower created for himself a very peaceful feeling of a Hanoi chewing off the crowded and busiest.
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  • For all arrivals in Hanoi people running this place is ideal for an early morning jog. Circle around the Lake is 1.5 km away.
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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