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West Lake

Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

Friday night they block traffic around the lake to allow the community to do their thing. You'll be surprised at the goings on that include a variety of street musicians, community involvement in a variety games and the ubiquitous salesperson.

Thank Enjayaitch
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a I write in the tittle there is not too much to see, it is a large see near the center of Hanoi. If You have some free-time take a long walk around the lake.

Thank Carl J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not a must see but the lake and view make a nice area to stroll with good places to stop for a refreshment.

Thank Lou N
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was surprised to find this huge lake in the midst of Hanoi. It is surrounded by hotels. Also the Tran Quoc Pagoda was very impressive.

Thank LarryG392
Reviewed 5 days ago

Several restaurants and even a shopping mall in close proximity to where we stayed. Nice area to take a stroll, stop in for a brewski, or whatever.

Thank tony4307
Reviewed 5 days ago

particularly by comparison with Hoan Kiem. Actually the comparison is completely unfair but, if your time is limited, rather focus on the area around Hoan Kiem.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went around the whole lake because we were interested in the Vietnamese real estate market but I wouldn't do this as a tourist and there is little to see here.

Thank Ken c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large lake near the center of Hanoi. Walking around it (about two hours) is a great experience of the city, because it has a little of everything: from a touristic temple/pagoda, to glitzy hotels and condos, to modest houses, cafe, restaurants, parks....More

1  Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful part of town although seeing all the dead fish by the side of the lake wasn't a pretty sight. Loads of interesting things to do and see around here if you ever venture out of the Old Quarters. The thought of people fishing out...More

1  Thank Eugene C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Intercontinental West Lakes. Very nice location. Only about £3 taxi ride to the Old Quarter.

Thank thetransporter10
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Hi, would anyone know where i can board the electric car around westlake area? Many thks!
20 February 2016|
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Response from MLTnature | Reviewed this property |
For me, I prefer to rent a bike or take a cyclo(about 5 USD/ hour) to go around the lake. This season, the weather is good for walking as well. There is a nice flower market near by West Lake I've always loved to visit... More
Nghenhan L
si quiere visitar a hanoi?????, el lago espalda, el mausoleo de Hcm, el templo de la literatura,la pagoda de tran quoc, contame ,yo sé hablar español.yo puedo ayudarte. gratis
7 November 2016|
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