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Attractive at night

We visit in day time. Very busy over the old bridge into the small temple, not much to see. At... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
wij4753
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Adelaide, Australia
Nice location in the middle of the lake

Thap Rua Tower is in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake on a small islet. Only 3 storey structure the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Flyngdtchmn
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“hoan kiem lake” (81 reviews)
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Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam
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"hoan kiem lake"
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"lit up at night"
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"great photo opportunity"
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"focal point"
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"golden turtle"
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"restored sword"
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"lake area"
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"ngoc son temple"
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"red bridge"
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"beautiful lake"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visit in day time. Very busy over the old bridge into the small temple, not much to see. At night the bridge in red light and the temple in light great sight.

Thank wij4753
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thap Rua Tower is in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake on a small islet. Only 3 storey structure the place can only be viewed from the lakeside. It does not have a remarkable architecture or a any significant feature, however completes the relaxing atmosphere...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This is just a old tower in the middle of the lake if you walk round the lake you can miss it. I would not be making a special trip to see it.

Thank Kathrynowl91
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Nice Lake to walk around , I believe now that a lot of work has been been down to clean up the Lake and I have been told that there are Swans on the Lake now too.

Thank RustyPerth_Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

It is a small tower in the middle of Sword Lake. The tower was erected on Turtle Islet, the former fishing site under the king Le Thanh Tong.

Thank Mehul_Kirit_Shah
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

The lake is in the middle of cleaning up and dredging in the evening. The tower is in need of restoring or clean up to make it look better!

Thank Chau M
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

A beautiful buidling in the middle of the lake, but you cannot access it. Was also surrounded by horrible orange plstic, so we couldn't get any nice photos.

Thank ReneMacQ
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Nice little tower in the middle if the lake. Depending on the light, it looks quite magical and well worth a photo Stop. Not really much else to say about it. Snap and go.

Thank Xanerin
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We saw this lovely tower a couple of times at night when it was lit up. Our tour guide showed us a photo of one of the last giant turtles that lived there but died a couple years ago. I’m not sure that any turtles...More

Thank dixiepeach
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

It is nice to see that there is an effort to improve this site. The restoration is much needed. Nice to watch the locals doing early morning tai chi and various other forms of excersize in this peaceful surrounding.

Thank Jeanne O
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Zack R
11 February 2015|
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Response from GuruB0b | Reviewed this property |
The tower is in the middle of a large lake and not that easy to see. I didn't see any turtles when I was in Hanoi.
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