Thap Russian tower is a tower in Hoan Kiem lake. It's a spot to sit and rest. You can contemplate a scene of Hanoi.
It was alright, just alright. If you want a spot to sit and relax then you can find a bench here but other than that its nothing exciting. If you are going to be in the area, yeah I would say take a look, otherwise dont go out of your way to see it.
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... More
If you are at Hoan Kiem lake, you will inevitably see the Tortoise tower. If you enjoy walks around the lake, you can see the same ruins from many sides, and the ruins are closer on the West side of the lake.
This little structure is located on the southern part of the hoan kiem lake. It's nice to take a look and great for picture taking. It's not accessible. But I do reccommend people to sit down nearby whether in the wall or at this cafe (south west of the lake) , and absorb the surrounding. It's a great place to... More
It is a nice and relax place to be in.. Seeing the tortoise sculpture. Area isn't as big as what you think when you are in it.. The lake surrounding it is really big with beautiful decor due to 1st May (Labour Day) event.
If you go to the Hoan Kiem lake in the afternoon or early morning, you will fully enjoy Thap Rua which in the paradise. I had experience this and will do again when I back Ha Noi next time.
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