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West Lake

Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Half-Day Hanoi Foodie Tour on Bike
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Stand-Up Paddling in Hanoi's West Lake
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The largest lake n Hanoi is a popular spot for gathering, surrounded by many shops, restaurants, gardens, and hotels. It features the Trấn Quốc Pagoda, Vietnamese for "Stabilizing the Nation."
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  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

a good opportunity to walk with lake on bith sides, the area around the west lake is relatively quieter as compared to hoan kiem lake because of less tourists footfalls. also called ho tay, west lake houses the tran quoc pagaoda

Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Expecting a casual walk around a sludge-ridden lake, I was exceptionally excited to arrive with my poor defenseless boyfriend to a Swan boat-packed water's edge. I had managed to hide my romantic giddiness towards the clunky cliches for a year, but the jig was up....More

5  Thank emillisecond
Reviewed 29 December 2015

take a gentle stroll around this large lake. just around the corner from our hotel. coffee - Vietnam style plus snacks available.

Thank shoemaker_10
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Highly recommendation for a cyclo tour around Hanoi. Enjoying the view from one of the nearby restaurant or coffee shops is also a nice choice.

Thank Saffron T
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Not well kept - rubbish in the Lake. Dead fishes left on the grass patch. . Nothing in comparison to the sword lake which is smaller but more charming. Not worth a visit.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Walked the lake every day of my stay and always found it so interesting so much to see and take in not matter what the time of day

Thank David T
Reviewed 24 December 2015

There is a lot of activity around the Westlake. The lake is a good place to take a walk if you are staying in any of the hotels surrounding the lake.

Thank UsaSeasoned_traveler
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We came here hoping to go on a swan boat ride that we had read in many reviews. When we arrived we noticed that there were no other riders on the lake and the price for renting a swan was very high. We decided to...More

Thank Robzaza
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I usually cycle around West lake in the morning - a really good place for outdoors. There's 27km round trip of the lake instead of 17km as others said. 17km is the length of the road in the outbound of the lake, but if you...More

Thank markchang2015
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Did a morning run around this area, during my stay in Hanoi. I loved this area. I honestly wanted to run around this lake but it's 17km long. I shall prepare to run this area the next time! Great restaurants near the lake! Sunrise was...More

Thank Cindy T
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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