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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. Use our Hanoi itinerary builder to arrange your visit to West Lake and other attractions in Hanoi.
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  • Don't expect too much from this. I went looking for the lotus flowers and I was clearly in the wrong spot. It's nice and a great place to stay apparently but I wouldn't go out of my way to go there  more »
  • Now surrounded by houses and condominium for rich people and expatriates, the west lake, when night arrives, is one of the spot of Hanoi preferred by lovers. Some restaurants around the lake propose g...  more »
  • this lake is calm on 6 am poeple are excercising in around the lake . (good for photography ) they do thai chi . there are a lot of stores near the lake and you can find anythink near this place. i th...  more »