The 5 famous lakes in Hanoi

The 5 famous lakes in Hanoi

Hanoi Capital is one of the most attractive tourist cities in Vietnam group tours of tourists. Where to go in Hanoi? Not only known with 36 bustling streets and historical attractions but Hanoi is also famous for its green lakes in the heart of the city, bringing a very poetic and charming look. Let's take a look at these 5 interesting destinations.

Hoan Kiem Lake

In the list of Hanoi lakes, Hoan Kiem Lake is mentioned most. Located right in the heart of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake is obviously a tourist destination in Hanoi on every journey to the capital. The lake is also known as Sword Lake, which symbolizes the beautiful heart of Vietnam. The name of Hoan Kiem Lake originates from an ancient legend. According to the legend, the Golden Turtle God who resided in the lake is returned a magic sword by the emperor Le Loi.

Today, there is a small pagoda in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake known as Turtle Tower in honor of the return of the sword. Near the northern Hoan Kiem is Jade Island where there is Ngoc Son Temple. Tourists can come to this temple by crossing a red wooden bridge.

The 5 famous lakes in Hanoi

Hoan Kiem lake

Located in the location connecting many famous streets of Hanoi Old Quarter with French Quarter planned by the French, Hoan Kiem lake is the inspiration of many poets, writers, photographers not only by its attractive and poetry beauty but also by its historical significance. Enjoy a cup of light coffee and seeing the scenic Hoan Kiem Lake will be a wonderful and unforgettable moment for all visitors.

West Lake

Located in the northwest of central Hanoi, West Lake is the gathering place of not only the people of Hanoi but also domestic and foreign tourists. Therefore, West Lake is always busy and crowded. Especially, Hanoi in autumn is very beautiful here.

If the other lakes in Hanoi marked their beautiful landscapes, West Lake also makes visitors impressed by the delicious dishes in the restaurants here. Enjoying food and seeing romantic sights in West Lake will be an unforgettable experience on your trip to Hanoi.

The 5 famous lakes in Hanoi

Sunset in West lake

Truc Bach Lake

Truc Bach Lake in Ba Dinh District was originally a part of West Lake but located in the southeast of the city. The vast lake is magnificent with the crystal water. The roads around Truc Bach lake are romantic and crowded with a lot of shops and restaurants, which are attractive gathering places for tourists.

When reaching Truc Bach Lake, you not only see a modern Hanoi with rows of skyscrapers holding the lake but also have the opportunity to visit the famous historical sites such as Quan Thanh Temple, Chau Long Pagoda, Cau Nhi Temple, etc. There, you will see an ancient Hanoi with the historic heroic years with temples, pagodas, tombs remaining traditional values. Take a stroll around the lake and breathe in the fresh air, you can also visit and enjoy the rich cuisine around the lake with fresh seafood, typical noodle soups, and fragrant steak.

The 5 famous lakes in Hanoi

The historical relic in Truc Bach lake

Bay Mau Lake

Bay Mau Lake is a famous Hanoi freshwater lake in Thong Nhat Park with an area of about 28 hectares. In the middle of the lake, there are two islands, each of which is about 600m2 wide. Thong Nhat Park is a flower garden connected to the gate of Le Duan Street. The quiet and tranquil place is suitable for visitors who want to relax. Bay Mau Lake is surrounded by a spacious and airy park. Therefore, when visiting Bay Mau Lake, tourists not only admire the pure natural beauty of the lake but more than that, tourists also participate in the fun entertainment activities in Thong Nhat Park, drop in the green lawn and watch the bustling urban landscapes.

Thien Quang Lake

Thien Quang Lake covers an area of 5.6 hectares is located in Hai Ba Trung District and surrounded by 4 streets: Nguyen Du, Tran Binh Trong, Tran Nhan Tong, and Quang Trung. The name of Thien Quang means "light"- the light of meditation, which is named after Thien Quang village. The lake is in the system of underground channels with Bay Mau Lake with the function of regulating water and creating landscapes for the city.

With ancient trees, Thien Quang Lake is the ideal place for people in the hot summer days. Gathering around the lake and chatting with friends in Thien Quang Lake is nothing better. However, along with the development of industrialization and modernization, Thien Quang lake is also heavily polluted by sewage from lake drainage systems, causing the mass fish death in the summer and the phenomenon of water smell. Therefore, it is extremely important for the authorities to pay attention to the protection of Thien Quang Lake.

The 5 famous lakes in Hanoi

Thien Quang lake

If you have the opportunity to travel to Hanoi and start the tour as well as explore the beautiful capital of Vietnam, do not forget to visit the 5 freshwater lakes to admire the poetic features of these famous Hanoi lakes. To get more information about group tours Vietnam, feel free to contact us via our website. Share it if it is useful to you. Have a great trip!