Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi

As the tourist magnet of Hanoi City, Hoan Kiem Lake is a nice venue, a good gathering place for visitors and locals in four seasons in the Old Quarter.

Hoan Kiem Lake, a fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi, is famous for its mysterious legend and natural beauty, which have made it one of the most attractive destinations in the city.

The lake’s original name was Luc Thuy (green water lake) because its water color is emerald throughout the year. Then in 1428, the lake was renamed Hoan Kiem (the Lake of the Returned Sword) by King Le Thai To.

Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
 Hoan Kiem Lake, a treasure of Hanoi and a poetry inspiring place.
Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
As the tourist magnet of Hanoi City, Hoan Kiem Lake is a nice venue, a good gathering place for visitors and locals in four seasons in the Old Quarter.
Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
The surroundings of the lake have a variety of attractions. It is simply a good place to walk, relax and soak up the atmosphere, then cross the street, see the water puppets, take a cycle ride, eat, drink and buy.
Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
As beautiful as a flower basket in the heart of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake is surrounded by the streets of Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Thai To and Hang Khay. Its perimeter is about 1.8km long.
Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
The lake, viewed from above looks like a large mirror reflecting big ancient trees, old pagodas and temples and new high-rises.
Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
There are two islets on the lake. One is in the middle of the lake housing the Thap Rua (Tortoise Tower), one of the symbols of Hanoi.
Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
Another one is Ngoc (Pearl) Islet which is linked with the bank by Red Bridge (The Huc Bridge).
 
Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
Blue sky with yellow leaves on trees, on a cooler weather for the picturesque Hanoi in autumn.
Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
When traveling to Hanoi, tourists can spend time visiting Hoan Kiem Lake and its surrounding areas such as Ngoc Son Temple, Opera House, Saint Joseph Cathedral, Hanoi ancient quarter, among others.
Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
Here tourists can visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to the Jade Emperor and General Tran Hung Dao.
Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
The best time to visit the lake is early morning to enjoy its serene, quiet scenery with a number of locals heading there for daily morning exercises.
Hoan Kiem Lake, fantastic place in the heart of Hanoi
Tourists are also interested in taking photos with beautiful landscape of Hoan Kiem Lake.

Hanoitimes 

Anh Kiet/Duy Khanh/Ngoc Tu

Hoan Kiem Lake “changes” its appearance

Hoan Kiem Lake “changes” its appearance

Hoan Kiem Lake in the capital city of Hanoi has given a new “cleaner and more beautiful coat” with improved sidewalks and stone pedestals and emerald green waters.

Hanoi plans various activities in pedestrian area around Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi plans various activities in pedestrian area around Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi City’s Department of Culture and Sports has planned a wide range of cultural and arts activities to be held along the pedestrian streets in the vicinity of Hoan Kiem Lake after the area reopened for visitors.

 
 

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