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West Lake, Hanoi

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#2 of 6 in Nature in Hanoi
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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  • This lake is pretty big. I really enjoyed walking around and seeing the side walk vendors as well as just getting out from the craziness of old town. It's quiet and not busy at all  more »
  • And to fishing or catch fish, hotels and houses are located around the Lake I went out in a small boat who can relax
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  • A nice walk around the Lake and a very beautiful temple in the Center, but not a must to visit
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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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