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Review of West Lake

West Lake
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Half-Day Hanoi Foodie Tour on Bike
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Ranked #30 of 284 things to do in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The largest lake n Hanoi is a popular spot for gathering, surrounded by many shops, restaurants, gardens, and hotels. It features the Trấn Quốc Pagoda, Vietnamese for "Stabilizing the Nation."
Reviewed 16 November 2012

We cycled around part of this lake as part of a half day cycle tour and got a glimpse into the more normal side of Hanoi life than is available at more tourist focussed areas of Hanoi. Too big to walk around so either a cycle or cyclo tour would be the way to go.

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Reviewed 16 November 2012

much larger then hoan kiem lake, there are many buildings to see as you walk around here.

Heaps of boys/men fishing - not sure about eating them though haha

a few keen fruit ladies - might try to get a photo with you (and sell you fruit)

Thank mark_april_aus
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

Not much about the lake; just a lake but the many food outlets & cafes in the vicinity is definitely worth a visit. Many types of cuisine & drinks available. Very romantic at night. There are other eateries along a small round at the opposite side of this lake. Not sure the road name but can ask the locals. Amazingly charming little cafes, pubs & restaurants.

Thank MikeySGP
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

A fair trek from where we were staying, near Hoan Kiem Lake, and it wasn't worth the effort. The lake is dull and dirty whilst the pagoda we visited was uninspiring. Hoan Kiem Lake is far more aesthetically pleasing lake and a walk around the circumference will give you a better experience of Vietnamese life.

Thank KingyJames
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

Good place for a stroll to watch the locals, many engage in their interesting exercise regimes along the lake!

Thank Dmcwaters
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