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West Lake, Hanoi

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Water Body · Nature / Park
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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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  • We enjoyed a walk up to the lake from the Old Quarter. It is a bit dirty and the air was very polluted. But we walked around some of the lake and saw the pagoda. A nice spot in Hanoi if they could... 
    We enjoyed a walk up to the lake from the Old Quarter. It is a bit dirty and the air was very polluted. But we walked around some of the lake and saw the pagoda. A nice spot in Hanoi if they could...  more »
  • I had a very enjoyable walk around part of this lake. It's worth going to to enjoy some fresh air, take some photos, walk around and watch the locals enjoying life. 
    I had a very enjoyable walk around part of this lake. It's worth going to to enjoy some fresh air, take some photos, walk around and watch the locals enjoying life.  more »
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  • Nice view, there isn't a definite bike path but it's still a good ride.
  • The west lake is so big, cool weather but it is so crowded and still have messy

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