Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About
A rare breed of turtle enjoys this popular lake almost as much as countless locals and tourists. Hoan Kiem Lake is a dynamic daily tableau, from morning walks amid locals doing exercises on the shore, to young couples water-gazing on park benches, to the multiple shopping and sight-seeing opportunities in the vicinity. Centrally located in the city, Hoan Kiem Lake serves as a massive home base, and provides endless people-watching and recreational opportunities on the edge of the Old Quarter.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Akshay Sharma
    New Delhi, India11,101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Centre of activities in Hanoi
    This lake is a central to the citizens of Hanoi which bustles with activities even during the night time. There are plenty of eating places, Old Quarter area, restaurants and hotels on its periphery. In the centre is a temple which is lighted during the night and gives a unique visual delight.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Daniel G
    50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kids will ask for your help with English
    Vietnamese children who want to practice their English will often come up to foreigners at this lake and ask for help. It would be nice if you could chat with them for awhile. People use this lake a lot. On Sundays lots of yoga enthusiasts hang out here. In the mornings many people show up at the lake to exercise or jog.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 September 2023
  • loonylou78
    West Sussex, United Kingdom318 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to wander.
    This is such a lovely place to wander around. There are locals and tourists alike enjoying the surroundings. We walked the perimeter, stopped and had banh mi whilst watching the world go by, it was just great! It's a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the old town and there are some great coffee shops nearby.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • André K
    Hefei, China279 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area in Hanoi
    Beautiful lake which is surrounded by trees . We had a relaxing walk around the lake and enjoyed our afternoon by just hanging out at the lake. Only annoying thing is the street vendors who want to sell you all sorts of junk. This lake is a better option to visit instead of West Lake.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • kuldip K
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Hangout space in the city
    Lake is in the centre of heart but has greenish water. However walk around the lake and Pagoda in the centre make it a great hangout. Famous Water puppet theatre is also round the corner.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Willy G
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place to start visiting Hanoi and see what the locals do on their weekend
    Nice spot for tourists and locals alike. Lots of people sitting by the lake and enjoy the lake view. You buy a ticket to visit this temple of the lake and some giant turtle exhibit. We visited on a weekend so the area is pedestrian only with shops set up in the street. Kind of a must do while visiting Hanoi
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 November 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great lake for sightseeing!
    It is a peaceful stunning lake located in the central Hanoi. We walked around and enjoyed it so much. By night this lake reflexes colorful shade of red bridge outside the green island.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 November 2023
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom391 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely area of the city for a stroll
    A lovely area of the city used by lots of locals. I recommend coming here in the evenings on weekends when the roads around the lake are closed, making it much nicer to walk around as a pedestrian, and lots of the city seem to come out and enjoy the space. A great area for a peaceful, romantic walk, with the city lights reflected in the water. During the day, I recommend going to the small shrine at the middle of the lake; it's a nice, peaceful spot, tickets are cheap and you get nice views out over the lake.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 December 2023
  • Therese F
    Brisbane, Australia50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Site of a legend
    Took a walk around the lake, starting about 5pm. Very pretty before & after lights come on. Lots of photo opportunities. Quite a few locals were exercising in among groups of tourists. Many restaurants in the area too.
    Visited January 2018
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Phyu
    Hamilton, New Zealand86 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really Nice Walking around and visiting nearby shops
    A nice place to walk around, a lot of food stalls and shops exist around the lake. We like to walk and se things hence we like the experience. The paid attraction place is okay to go and see.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 December 2023
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dougs007
Basel, Switzerland1,450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
During our visit, Hanoi recorded really bad pollution. 199 AQI per my watch.

Taking a stroll by the lake and watching the locals especially during the weekend when the roads are closed for traffic was absolutely amazing.

As Hanoi old quarter is very difficult if not dangerous to walk, the lake and promenade offers the dream oasis.
Written 17 June 2024
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May 2024 • Friends
Our cruise trip in Halong Bay was brilliant and the scenery was beautiful. Views from our cabin was nice and kayaking tour was great.
Written 30 May 2024
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Jet24100097931
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I like the walking street at this lake. There are many interesting activities, vibrant music, bustling atmosphere. Oh I love it!
Written 28 May 2024
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asadsharif77
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
There is this lady owning a shop in the market near the lake, she is a big cheater. Never ever buy anything from her, i had to pay 150,000 Vietnam dongs so I gave her two notes to 500000 and 50000, she refused later that I gave her 50000 and started speaking rudely, these people are extremely rude and cheaters. NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM HERE. YOU WILL END UP PAYING MORE. UPLOADING THE PICTURE OF THE SAME.
Written 26 May 2024
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Rowan M
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It's a tranquil oasis in the heart of Hanoi and right located in the old Quarter. Most people gather here so it's very crowded most of the time. Our hotel is just near here and we spent early morning time walking around the lake. Very peaceful.
Written 23 April 2024
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Lovely introduction to Hanoi and a very calm and serene spot in an otherwise busy central area. Loved the tiger paintings on the shrine gate - I hadn't realised Vietnam had tigers!
Particularly nice for an evening stroll when everything is lit up.
Written 23 April 2024
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Phillie
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Hanoi's Hoan Kiem Lake was the perfect spot for a romantic stroll at sunset. We rented a swan-shaped boat (so cheesy, but cute!) and glided across the water, enjoying the vibrant city skyline reflecting on the calm surface.
Written 21 April 2024
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Located in the center of Hanoi next to the old quarter ,the lake serves as a meeting point for thousands of people. The lake itself is nothing special other than a temple on an island. A place to stroll and watch the world go by
Written 19 April 2024
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Fablafobio L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
the experience for Halong overnight cruise was excellent when all activities, meals, transfer included as promised, we also got a private car to airport with affordable price and driver was friendly . Thank for a great trip
Written 10 April 2024
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RoverP
Inverness, UK741 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A very pleasant walk around this attractive lake. It was still part of the Chinese New Year holiday when we went and so was rather crowded. This gave it a sense of vibrancy though, rather than just feeling busy. People were there to enjoy themselves. The lake side is surrounded by landscaped gardens and there are various points of interest to divert to. Easy to spend a leisurely 2 hours here.
Written 8 April 2024
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