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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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  • InterContinental Hotel, main street, and go explore the InterContinental Hotel there are many shops in the street are going to visit so far. Here are mainly Westerners to live, that's because Westerners lined with shops that fits your taste.
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  • 我住在西湖洲際飯店,早上沿著湖邊漫步可以看到很多騎腳踏車健身或是趕著去工作的人群,湖邊還有很多出租公寓,若想要常住可以考慮。 
  • We did not walk all around so there might be nice bits but the section we walked was a dirty smelly dump the government and locals do not take any care of this place. Sections were better where higher...  more »