Sword Lake

Update news Sword Lake

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at some photos taken by German photographer Hans-Peter Grumpe between 1991 and 1992 depicting local residents spending their time around Ho Guom, also known as Sword Lake, in the heart of Hanoi.

Hoan Kiem Lake surroundings upgraded

Electrical wires and telecommunications cable and automatic watering systems around Hoan Kiem Lake are being buried in order to stabilise the power system and improve the area’s look.

Walking streets around Ho Guom remain hive of activity amid nCoV situation

Despite the Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee announcing plans to temporarily suspend activities on the walking streets surrounding Hoan Kiem Lake throughout February, the streets remain popular with a large number of visitors.

Hanoi prepares to hold cultural activities for Tet celebration

A diverse range of cultural activities are set to take place during the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, as announced by Hanoi’s Department of Culture and Sports during a press conference held on January 7.


Le Bich’s photos are reminiscent of Hanoi

Forty photos by photographer Le Bich capturing the beauty of Hanoi are on display at Kim Ngan Temple, 42-44 Hang Bac Street, from October 4 to 15.

Knight wins Ha Noi Moi run around heart of the city

 VietNamNet Bridge – Graham Knight of the UK Embassy won the men's event for foreigners at the 42nd annual Ha Noi Moi Run at Sword Lake in Ha Noi yesterday, Oct 4.

Hanoi calls for input on renewal of Hoan Kiem Lake

 VietNamNet Bridge – City authorities in Ha Noi have, in principle, allowed the Hoan Kiem district people's committee to restart controversial work replacing brick tiles on the promenade around its famous Guom Lake (Sword Lake) with blue-stone tiles.

Sword Lake in fog

 VietNamNet Bridge - When the last leaves of autumn fall; when the thin mist of early morning fly on the Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake; it is the time Hanoi enters winter.

Sword Lake overflowed, many Hanoi streets flooded

 VietNamNet Bridge - Heavy rain all day long on August 8 flooded Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Thai To, the streets around the Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake. The other streets were also 40-50 cm deep.