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Thap Rua Tower

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Address: Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam

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Turtle Tower on Hoan Kiem Lake is an iconic structure and a must-see in Hanoi. Really, the whole Hoan Kiem Lake area is the must-see and the Turtle Tower only adds to the allure... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Colchester, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Turtle Tower on Hoan Kiem Lake is an iconic structure and a must-see in Hanoi. Really, the whole Hoan Kiem Lake area is the must-see and the Turtle Tower only adds to the allure. Whether during the day or at night, it's beautiful to see and photograph. I particularly enjoyed my time photographing the Turtle Tower early in the morning... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bring your camera (make sure you have a zoom lense!) and take beautiful photos during the day or at night lit up by lights. Lovely to see, worth the walk around the lake to view it. We went back multiple times to take photos.

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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old tower sits in the middle of the lake and cannot be accessed. It is picturesque, and good for a photo from across the lake if you have decent zoom on your camera. I woudn't go out of my way to come here to just see the tower. Come for the great lake stroll, and then you get this... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historic tower sits in the centre of Hoan Kiem Lake. It is easily visible from the Lake's edge. Its story centres on a mythical legend, which is a great tale. The tower is more impressive when bathed in lights at night. Thanks for your vote if you found this review helpful

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If we goto to Hoan Kiem Lake there will be some spots to explore, one of it is this Thap Rua Tower. A nice legend about this tower made me like to watch it from the edge of the lake, imagine a long long time ago when the turtle was in this lake. Try to visit here at night, there... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a lot of benches along the water here, you can relax and talk and watch all the people go by. The tower is out in the middle of the lake, so you can't see much, but it is lit up at night which makes it nicer to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of the symbols of Hanoi, located in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake, can't be missed. A nice walk around the lake will allow many photos from different perspectives. It gets illuminated at night, creating nice reflexion effects.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must do place during the day or even the night. In the morning it is filled with people doing exercise and enjoying the morning light. At night its filled with lights, people dancing and couples everywhere. The tower is in the middle of the lake and looks wonderful at night. I must do if you have the... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place can also visit by walking the park at the center point of Hanio. Beside this you can also visit this place by purchasing ticket of 30000 Dong which is really worthless.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is like the central park for Hanoi. it is crowded and filled with activities. The sceneray is beautiful and good place for watching the locals.

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