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West Lake, Hanoi
(3.4/5 based on 1,400+ 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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  • West lake is a very large lake and rare for such a lake essentially in the city center.It is close to some very interesting historical sites and worth a short walk if the your are at the Ho Chi Minh M...  more »
  • Westlake, or local people called this hotel is the largest lake in Hanoi area. If you're a tourist like a little calm and busy, we recommend staying in this area. Local cost of living is higher than old quarter slightly, approximately 2 km away and the bus ran into the city is convenient.
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  • The main thing in the Park around the silence! Sometimes you want to get away from the noise in Hanoi are everywhere. I therefore recommend that for relaxation:)
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