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West Lake, Hanoi

3.8
#2 of 29 in Parks 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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  • It is a large lake on the north side of the old town. The location is excellent and the staff are very nice. Because the weather is not good, there was not a nice view of the lake, but I think that it is good to go because there is a tourist attraction such as the temple around.
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  • the lake is big, clean and nicely maintained lake. located a bit away from the city. has nice walkways beside it. u gonna like it, especially in the afternoon and evening. has a cool pagoda and some n...  more »
  • Just in case you'd love to get some expats into the life of yours here is the house of yours. Yes on weekends a few Vietnamese can be found here to go walking and exercise but usually its full of coun...  more »
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  • This lake is again quite big in size bit I found it not maintained as the other lake. You can walk along the shore but there’s not much activity going on .you can skip to go and see this lake if you have limited time. Choose any other good attractions to see rather than going here.
  • Very nice and peaceful place. We can walk around, so stay at a coffee/tea shop, get a drink and enjoy the view. Very like this lake.
  • Visited the lake in march, spring season. It was very cold (~19C). The air here is fresher than old quarters as there are lesser vehicles and scooters. There are many cafes that offer affordable cocounuts for you to drink while relaxing and enjoying the view and breeze. The place is quite far from old quarters by foot, highly recommended to take the taxi.
  • Many Koreans live here, the scenery is good and beautiful
  • The lake is huge and cool. West Lake ice cream is on point, a must-try. it is cheap and yummy. it is a lovely stroll if you go around West Lake. you can also try coconut water for few $. you can rent a bicycle to ride around and try food around West Lake. West Lake is definitely my favorite place.
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