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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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  • Disappointing, expecting a big Tower. Actual tower is small, in the center of the lake. Must use Zoom lense to take close up photos of the tower. Looks like the tower is sinking in the lake. Tower is ...  more »
  • Turtle Tower is in the middle of hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of Hanoi, you can see it only from afar, a historical place.
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  • I went to 10/2017. It is a Tower located in hankiemun Lake. Islet of GoC song shrine (Ngoc) bridge and cross cannot reach the island here. You can quickly find if you walk around hankiemun Lake.
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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.
  • Nice looking temple/shrine, coolly lit at night too.
  • Very nice place to jog and walk
  • So quaint and historical. Love it
  • Small old tower in the middle of the lake. Cute for pictures.
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