Thap Rua Tower
Thap Rua Tower
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,067 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Thap Rua Tower is also known as Turtle Tower or Tortoise Tower and is situated in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. There is no way of reaching it, but can be seen anywhere around the lake. Look up the legend of Turtle Tower, as it is more interesting than the tower itself.
Written 11 January 2020
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LoBommer
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK1,760 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Thap Rua Tower is also known as Turtle Tower or Tortoise Tower and is situated in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. You can walk around the lake and see Thap Rua Tower from all sides. Looks better at night when illuminated.
Written 26 January 2020
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SBerkshire
Singapore, Singapore392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
Very enjoyable place to visit, nominal entrance fee, something like 90pence. The bridge gets very crowded, hold onto your stuff! Not trying to be a kill joy but someone asked me to take a photo and I stuck out like a sore thumb as everyone else was local. When I said 'of course' and immediately handed my bag to my husband, I'm pretty sure they looked completely gutted, there were a lot of people standing around me at this point and I had the feeling they were pick pockets. Just be aware. I would still not hesitate to go back and I'm a bit of a health and safety freak but it's totally fine, like anywhere if you're switched on. The steps were a bit slippery too. Enjoyed and don't let potential criminals put you off. This is not a reflection on Hanoi, there are pick pockets anywhere and I felt safe in Hanoi at all times, just invest in a suitable bag/belt. There are loads of great cafes around the lake so this is definitely a great place to come.
Written 15 March 2016
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Maker H
Hanoi, Vietnam26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
With Hanoi, Thap Rua is more than a tower. It stood in the same boat with us for hundreds years and watched the happiness and sadness of people here. Luckily, I was born in Hanoi where I deeply felt warm, happy and peace. Turtle tower is the thing that I must see whenever I walk around Sword Lake. It was always there, silent, ancient and beautiful tower. Many photographers have been there but interestingly each one has other view about Thap Rua. They admit that they have never shown the best of Turtle Tower yet. Each time, they had new feelings and experiences. Perhaps, that all things Hanoi People have when they go for a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake. With me, whenever I feel stressed, I just need to get that, take a Trang Tien Ice Cream and watch Thap Rua, everything will simply let go.
Written 6 August 2013
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Anuraag Kate
Bear, DE39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Positioned on the Hoan Lien Lake, the tower and the bridge nearby are good attractions! The street is very happening nearby!
Written 11 March 2019
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pinoytraveller2
Luzon, Philippines15,111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
This review is quite late. The Thap Rua (Tortoise) Tower stands in an islet in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. Although a relatively small tower it is an equally important attraction just like the nearby Huc (Red) Bridge and the Ngoc Son Temple.
Written 22 January 2015
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Sharif Razi Al Mahmud
Dhaka City, Bangladesh137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It is known as Turtle Tower. Situated in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. You can only see it there is no way to reach it.
Written 1 September 2019
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Håvard O
Oslo, Norway78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
You can see the tower clearly when walking around the lake. It’s also lit up during the night so it makes a nice scene when it’s dark.
Written 6 July 2018
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LazyRose
Alberta, Canada1,637 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
This lake has a nice, big walking path all the way around it (it was a good place to play Pokemon Go at the time), so if you're following the walking path, you're going to see this tower. It's pretty in the daytime, but it's also lit up at night and with a good camera you can get some really nice pictures of it. You don't need to go out of your way to see it, odds are you're going to end up in the park at some point anyways, even if you're just passing through on the way to somewhere else.
Written 18 December 2017
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susiestevo
Liverpool, UK65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Beautiful tower to look at while walking around Hoan Kiem Lake especially at night when its all lit up.Nice place to sit and have a coffee & ban.
Written 23 September 2017
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