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Thap Rua Tower, Hanoi

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Very nice for a walk around, especially in the hot nights where some fresh air is appreciated. Many families gathering points during the evening and the weekends.  more »
  • just a chilled stroll around the lake, was average and wasn't much to see i thought. but sure can be relaxing.  more »
  • ideal place for evening stroll, enjoying the breeze and the view of the lake. the locals visit this place to relax or just enjoy the view.  more »