Hanoi’s Lakes

Hanoi’s Lakes

The capital of Hanoi occupies a bit more than 900km2 and in this urban centre there are 100 lakes dotting the city. They are more than just the soul of the City. 

Ho Tay Water Park

Ho Tay Water Park covers an area of 35,560m², comprising five entertainment sections.

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Hanoi Zoological Garden

Hanoi Zoological Garden opened its doors in May 1977, covering a total area of 29ha with 6ha of water surface.

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Hanoi Opera House

As the same architectural style as the Opera House in France, the Hanoi Opera House is the largest theatre in Vietnam and is furnished rationally and harmoniously.

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Ba Da Pagoda

Almost hidden behind the busy streets full of restaurants and chic shops, Ba Da pagoda remains a spacious and unique architectural find behind its small entrance at number 3, Nha Tho street.

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Nam Huong pagoda and Statue of Le Loi

In remembrance of the legend of Hoan Kiem Lake, this temple was built on the west shore of the lake and dedicated to king Le Thai To (Le Loi).

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Ba Kieu Temple

Ba Kieu temple is now located across from the Ngoc Son temple. When it was built the area belonging to this temple was quite large. Part of the original three-gated entrance is still there, but is now a kiosk selling Vietnamese souvenirs to tourists.

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Ngoc Son Temple

Den Ngoc Son, or the Temple of the Jade Mountain is one of Hanoi’s most picturesque temples. It is built on an islet in Ho Hoan Kiem where, in the 16th-18th centuries, there was a country villa used by the Trinh mandarins when they boated on the lake.

Temple of Literature (Van Mieu)

Temple of Literature is located on Van Mieu Street, 2km west of Hoan Kiem Lake. Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam is a famous historical and cultural relic consisting of the Temple of Literature and Vietnam is first university. The Temple of Literature was built in 1070 in honour of Confucius, his followers and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education.

Hanoi Opera House

As the same architectural style as the Opera House in France, the Hanoi Opera House is the largest theatre in Vietnam and is furnished rationally and harmoniously.

Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi

Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi is the oldest pagoda constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De.

Presidential Palace in Hanoi

Presidential Palace in Hanoi is a three-storey structure located on the north of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It stands as a memento of French contribution to the architectural splendor in Indochina.