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West Lake, Hanoi

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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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  • October 4, 2017
    I came to visit Tran Quoc pagoda and it situated right the west lake. Nice and cool place for a couples shot of pictures  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    A nice breath of fresh air in a busy city. Highlands Coffee was a good place to rest. Good place to walk.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Very nice ride, I came walking 20 minutes from the Old Quarter. It gives you a more modern perspective of the city. Beautiful.
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Hanoi offers abundant accommodation options for all kinds of travelers on all kinds of budgets. Stay in the popular Old Quarter for the closest proximity to main attractions, where mid-range hotels are popping up amid the dozens of hostels overrun with backpackers. If you prefer peace and quiet to proximity, the French Quarter contains numerous guesthouses and hotels. At the luxury end, four- and five-star hotels offer a full suite of extras and services, resort-like options boast views over West Lake, and sleek short-term rental apartments give you extra privacy.
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