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West Lake, Hanoi
(3.4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Hanoi itinerary builder to arrange your visit to West Lake and other attractions in Hanoi.
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  • Nice, level easy walk around a beautifully landscaped lake. Many restaurants located around it. On the weekend, locals families hung out and there was a great energy about it. 
  • This is a lovely area to stay in, no hustle and bustle of the city centre. Great views and very peaceful. 
  • differant than the old quarter or Hoan Kiem, this is a residential neighborhood with lots of restaurants, bars, shops, art, bikes to rent, fresher air and walking streets.