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West Lake, Hanoi

(3.3/5 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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  • This place is always busy, but really come to life on the weekends. Street performers come out, street food, activities for kids, paintings, etc.....Just walk around real slow and take it all in. Very...  more »
  • I do not honestly know how people have rated this so highly? We are staying on West Lake and yesterday decided to walk the whole route due to such lovely reviews. It was absolutely horrendous and zero...  more »
  • Street is closed to motor traffic on the weekend, so lots of people are enjoying their free time walking, talking, eating, playing games (tug of war is popular), playing great music, and enjoying the ...  more »