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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."
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed today via mobile

This lake is a biggest lake in Hanoi city as a part of red river before, so this lake also can be one of the reason why we call this city is Ha noi ( river inside). From Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, it's very easy...More

Thank Bear T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I live in Hanoi yet always feel bored of the busy lifestyle here. The way to release all the stress and enjoy my own space, for me, is to take a ride around West Lake. It's really peaceful. Stop by a small pier to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty in the evening. Breeze is cool coming off the water. Small restaurants along the shore. Relaxing place. Not sure if it is really a destination in itself. But stop by if you are in the area for something else.

Thank ZhongguoKM
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the half kilometre North from the Presidential Palace. Friendly guards at the gate gave us simple directions. Arrived to the sight of more trash floating around this huge lake. The is a large pagoda to see that is a popular place for weddings....More

Thank myscha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place for relax in hot as hell of Hanoi Also doing exercise in here with running or going bicycle

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed June 11, 2018

West Lake is the biggest Lake in Hanoi. We offen go there to do exercise and eat Pho Cuon together in the weekend.

Thank NurAinx
Reviewed June 4, 2018

A beautiful lake on the outskirts of the city with scenic views of the city. My husband and son enjoyed going on the swan peddaloes.

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This one is a beautiful lake in Hanoi. When I visited the West lake area it started drizzling. Reached the lake mainly to visit Chua Tran Quoc, a Buddhist temple, which is situated on the West lake. The lake itself is beautiful and added with...More

Thank Mugunthan2015
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a walk around after visiting the pagoda. There is a nice breeze off the water and a favourite resting place for many of the locals. It’s a bit dirty at the waters edge but where isn’t nowadays. Enjoy.....

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Stayed in a King Bed Overwater Panoramic View which offers stunning an unrestricted views of the West Lake. The lounge access sorts your evening drinks in a comfy lounge so do avail of that. Staff is extremely friendly. The hotel is far from the old...More

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Response from MLTnature | Reviewed this property |
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