Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Restored Sword)
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A peaceful lake in the center of Hanoi. Let's heal the fatigue of the journey.

This lake is at the very heart of Hanoi, where old towns, luxury hotels, shopping malls, museums, and opera houses wrap up.
It is a good rest stop for tourists in the middle of the tiring journey. It is also marked on the map.

It's a great leisure spot to watch people from all walks of life sitting and walking around the quiet lake or doing morning exercise.
You can also see couples holding hands taking a wander side by side around the lake in the evening.

There is a small tower in the center of the lake. It is a place of legend where Le Loi King was said to return the sword to the Golden Turtle.
The tower is lighted up at night, which makes the lake much more beautiful.

Ngoc Son Temple (Temple of the Jade Mountain)

The small temple was built in Ngọc Sơn island in Hoan Kiem lake.
From the shore, the Welcoming Morning Sunlight Bridge (Cầu Thê Húc) leads to the island.
The temple is supposed to date back from the 13th century and it was renovated in 1864.
The national hero Tran Hung Dao in the 13th century has been enshrined.

An about 2 meters long stuffed giant turtle, which was captured in 1968, is very popular to tourists.
It is believed to be the legendary turtle, the Golden Turtle God, and has become the topic for people.

Open every day: 7:00 - 18:00 (Winter: 7:30 - 17:30)
Fee: 20,000 VND


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