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West Lake, Hanoi

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#2 of 8 in Nature in Hanoi
Sightsee and relax at West Lake, surrounded by interesting sites that include an 11th-century Taoist temple and Vietnam's oldest pagoda constructed in the 6th century. You can rent a boat to observe the cityscape from the water, or try out local dishes at one of the floating restaurants. The urban area represents a mixture of corporate and residential buildings, but despite the vibrant nightlife and thriving commerce, you can still spot traditional fishermen working along the lake's coastline. Keep in mind that this lake is not suited for swimming due to pollution. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to West Lake by using our Hanoi online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Well, here looks pretty ideal place to achieve nirvana. Without wanting to get into semantics or exegesis, personally, I feel more epicurean hedonistic trend than Buddhist. As said my grand mother, we re not!
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  • Probably it is a transport challange to have several lakes - like Hanoi has. West like is largest and it's used for sports and fishing. Either if you would like not to visit it, you will have to find ...  more »
  • Come to Hanoi to visit the lake, cool cool space, very comfortable, but the water does not seem very clean.  more »

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