Sightsee and relax at West Lake, surrounded by interesting sites that include an 11th-century Taoist temple and Vietnam's oldest pagoda constructed in the 6th century. You can rent a boat to observe the cityscape from the water, or try out local dishes at one of the floating restaurants. The urban area represents a mixture of corporate and residential buildings, but despite the vibrant nightlife and thriving commerce, you can still spot traditional fishermen working along the lake's coastline. Keep in mind that this lake is not suited for swimming due to pollution. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to West Lake by using our Hanoi online trip itinerary maker .
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West Lake Reviews
My brother had a severe accident and lost nearly half of his lower teeth. My close friend introduced me Dr. Hoa from Havii Dental clinic in Hanoi and we could not expect any better result. The surgery... more »
I have been here many times. It's beauitful to see. So many high in places to eat . I have been to Hanoi 4 times and every time I go to West lake. more »
This lake is again quite big in size bit I found it not maintained as the other lake. You can walk along the shore but there’s not much activity going on .you can skip to go and see this lake if you have limited time. Choose any other good attractions to see rather than going here.
Very nice and peaceful place. We can walk around, so stay at a coffee/tea shop, get a drink and enjoy the view. Very like this lake.
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