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the lake is big, clean and nicely maintained lake. located a bit away from the city. has nice walkways beside it. u gonna like it, especially in the afternoon and evening. has a cool pagoda and some nice colorful places around it. i spent a...More
Just in case you'd love to get some expats into the life of yours here is the house of yours. Yes on weekends a few Vietnamese can be found here to go walking and exercise but usually its full of countless expats. The water isn't...More
However not the prettiest, for us that title goes to Hoan kiem Lake (see review), west lake is huge about 17k’s of shore line. The attraction for us was visiting Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda. The pagoda in quite beautiful with the lake...More
Amid the crazy traffic and the pollution, I visited west lake to see the flower garden. Was amazed at the variety of flowers blooming here. Had visited Miracle garden in Dubai but here the flowers are of different varieties and also the entrance much cheaper....More
This is the lake where North Vietnamese citizens pulled John McCain out of the water after his plane crashed while on a bombing mission in 1967. We had hired a local guide who explained the nearby sculpture marking that event and also took us to...More
I great way to start the day is a wander around the lake. Hanoi is such a bustling city and it is great watching everyone setting up for the day. At night the lake is beautiful as it reflects lights right around the city and...More
To be avoided at all costs. And it's not within walking distance of the main sights in Hanoi.
We checked out and went elsewhere.
This is a very poor Intercontinental. I am surprised it's part of the brand.
On the plus side: the staff are...More
West lake is the largest lake of Hanoi with several entertainment opportunities, parks, hotels and of court the oldest pagoda Tran Quoc Pagoda in the middle. The lake itself was carved out from the Red River. We could not spend much time, being there as...More
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For me, I prefer to rent a bike or take a cyclo(about 5 USD/ hour) to go around the lake. This season, the weather is good for walking as well. There is a nice flower market near by West Lake I've always loved to visit... More
For me, I prefer to rent a bike or take a cyclo(about 5 USD/ hour) to go around the lake. This season, the weather is good for walking as well. There is a nice flower market near by West Lake I've always loved to visit. Good luck!