Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

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Hoan Kiem Lake - A Quick Overview


Address: Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

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About Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

The Hoan Keim lake offers endless opportunities for people watching and recreation. A daily tableau for morning walkers and star-gazed couples, it’s interesting to witness the flurry of activity that this lake is privy to. A massive home base to many local eateries and hawker stalls, the lake is indispensable in Hanoi’s local scene.

Hoan Kiem Lake Information

  • Next to the lake one can find a temple which is a beautiful place for visit as well.
  • The little red bridge near the lake makes for a good place for photography.

How To reach Hoan Kiem Lake by Public Transport

  • Bus Stop: Nga 3 Le Thai To-Hang Trong
  • 36 Ly Thai To

Restaurants Near Hoan Kiem Lake

  • Ibox Bar and Restaurant
  • Thuy Tha Co Ltd
  • Goi Ca Nhech Restaurant

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Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Reviews

  • A tranquil body of water with beautiful arch bridge at one end. The landmark of old quarters. Lush trees grow around it's shore and man-made garden decorate it's sides. All businesses surround the lake, with all the blustering of traffic and days goes by. The clash of the street peddlers, local and tourists fuse into a mass of human traffic, surrounding it's shore. Moving bi-directional is the human flow against the contrast of single flow traffic. Of all activities going on nearby, stay blind to the masses are the dead fish and rubbish wash ashore, result of pollution by the masses. Suddenly when weekend happens, no vehicles are seen on the street , the road is close and the locals flock in . Children having fun. Youth gathering in masses. Local and foreigner gather for a game of shutter cock. Music plays , carnival mood in the air . November skies when chilly wind blows, a stroll around the lake, it's seems the best choice.

  • One of the best attractions of Hanoi. The park around the lake is beautiful and well maintained. Weekends attract trendy and energetic crowd. Must visit if you’re in Hanoi

  • Not bad spot. Too busy during weekend. Good for morning / evening walk.

  • This is one of those required places to go when you visit Hanoi. It is pretty, and there's a lot of fun energy in the air on the weekends, what with thousands of locals and foreigners just enjoying themselves walking around the lake, looking at the bright lights, eating ice cream, and watching street performers. It can be a tourist trap though, so watch your purse, and be aware of your surroundings. If you are obviously foreign, English students may come up to you and ask to practice their English with you. If you don't want to talk to them, just be polite and say, "No, thank you," or, "Sorry, I'm busy." They'll go away.

  • It's beautiful places and real heart of Hanoi. It's more beautiful if you visit here in Autumn

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