Hoan Kiem lake
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Hoan Kiem lake

walk around hoan kiem lake

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Hanoi city is full of natural lakes. This reason came from how Hanoi was formed. Exactly, Hanoi is the bed of the Red River and the river bed was never flat: some places of the river bed was deep, some was shallow. When the Red River changed the current, it formed a big place called Hanoi city at the moment. The deep places of the river bed are natural lakes at the moment and Hoan Kiem lake is one of those.

Hoan Kiem Lake is not only the lung of Hanoi but also the spiritual heart of the city. It is one if the most popular places in Hanoi and a romantic place for local lovers. Especially, during the wedding season, you can see many professional photographers taking photos of brides and grooms on the green lawns beside the water.

Visiting Hoan Kiem lake in the morning or afternoon, you can see Hanoians doing morning exercise: running or walking around the lake for young people; tai chi, playing chess for old people. You can also see martial arts, calisthenics, aerobics.... Great photos are waiting for you here.

Hoan Kiem means "return the sword". The Legend of Recovered Sword lake was formed in the 15th century and now it has an other popular name - Bo Ho. You can see the Tortoise tower in the center of the lake and beautiful Ngoc Son temple on the northern part, reachable only by the stunning red Bridge of the Rising Sun. Come in the temple, you can see the thousand year old tortoise who died in 1968 or some recent photos of the giant turtles in the lake. Hoan Kiem lake is also a great relax place after exploring the Old Quarter.

other highlights of hanoi

dien huu pagoda
quan thanh temple
tran quoc pagoda
perfume pagoda
thay pagoda
tay phuong pagoda
but thap pagoda
all hanoi temples, pagodas
all museums for vietnam tours

hanoi old quarter
water puppet
ho chi minh complex
museum of ethnology
one pillar pagoda
temple of literature
ngoc son temple
ho chi minh mausoleum

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