Explore the Hoan Kiem lake - a famous destination in Hanoi, Vietnam

Come to Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam, you can experience the beautiful landscapes, enjoy the good food in the restaurants near the lake, the hotel with good quality service. At night, walking around the lake is a good idea.

Come to Hoan Kiem Lake Vietnam, you can experience the beautiful landscapes, enjoy the good food in the restaurants near the lake, the hotel with good quality service. At night, walking around the lake is a good idea.

Introduction of Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam 

Take a stroll around the lakeshore of Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam, explore the ancient temple and watch the old town prepare for a new day under the shade of old trees. It’s wonderful if you visit the Hoan Kiem Lake at night et participate many activities with the people local here.

Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam is one of the most famous sights of Hanoi and is the destination of the most romantic temples of the capital. About a short walk from the old quarter, the lake is a peaceful green space in the middle of busy crowded capital. Here, visitors can join the local chess players, stroll around the lake or relax under the trees. Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam commonly known as Guom Lake is based on the legend that Le Loi returned the precious sword to the Kim Quy god after the extermination of foreign invaders.

In the middle of the lake is Tortoise Island

In the middle of Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam, it is Ngoc Son island and Ngoc Son Temple with majestic appearance. Between the lake and the island is the red The Huc bridge. when you cross the bridge, visitors can also see the turtle floating to sunbathe. According to researchers, this turtle species is only in Guom lake. Visitors can easily find sidewalk cafes around the lake. Or walk to the Old Quarter to enjoy Hanoi specialties at pretty restaurants. Hoan Kiem lake is located near the Old Quarter of Hanoi and from the lake, visitors can walk to many famous landscapes and other famous attractions of the Hanoi capital. There are bus routes and several streets that allow parking around the lake. Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam entrance fee is free.

How to explore Hoan Kiem lake

To experience the tour around Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam, you can use some of the following ways

On foot: Visitors can go on foot to walk around Hoan Kiem lake and enjoy the fresh atmosphere here.

By motorbike: If you are foreigners, you can rent a motorbike, which is available in hotels of Hanoi the explore the lake.

By cyclo: Cyclo ride is a great suggestion to give you the chance to enjoy the amazing view of the surrounding landscape of Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam. But you should book a cyclo tour in advance through Galatourist to avoid bargaining.

The image of the young playing around Hoan Kiem lake

How to get to Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam

To reach Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam, there are many ways you can choose to travel.

By public bus: Going by bus is a cheap mean of transportation. There are many bus routes running through Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam.

Bus stop near Bo Ho: 09, 14

Bus stop in Hanoi Post Office: 08, 09, 31, 36 (note that this bus stop is not active at weekends)

Bus stop at the three-way crossroad of Le Thai To and Hang Trong street: 09, 31, 36 (note that this bus stop is not active at weekends).

Bus stop at 15 Dinh Tien Hoang: 36 (note that this bus stop is not active at weekends).

Bus stop at State Bank of Vietnam: 04, 11, 18, 23, 34, 40 (note that this bus stop is not active at weekends).

With bus stops not active at weekends, visitors can still take on these buses then stop at the previous bus stop then walk to Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam.

By taxi: Or for more convenience, visitors can book a motorbike or a taxi from the app "Grab" or "Go-viet". If you stay in the hotel in Hanoi ancient streets, visitors can even choose to go to Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam on your own. Especially at weekends, Hanoi had the policy of opening the walking streets (Pho Di Bo in Vietnamese) in the area around Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam and ban all means of transportation. So if you want to visit the temple on the weekend, take note and choose the best option.

The beauty of Hoan Kiem lake at night

Some other famous places near Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam

While walking around Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam, tourists can visit some nearby places

Hanoi ancient streets

Hanoi ancient streets have a history that spans 2,000 years and represents the eternal soul of the city. Hanoi Old Quarter is a common name of a long-standing urban area of Hanoi located outside of Thang Long Imperial Citadel. This urban area concentrates on small-scale industrial and commercial activities, forming the featured streets. Today Hanoi Old Quarter is an attractive destination for those who want to learn about Thang Long - Dong Do - Hanoi.

Tortoise Island

Located in the midst of Hoan Kiem Lake, the Tortoise Island is a small construction where there is a unique tortoise living in. For years, this tortoise has been living in the Tortoise Island as the only host of this small island. Unfortunately, this individual is deceased and its body is used by a taxidermist to be respectfully presented in the Ngoc Son Temple as a symbol of this famous Lake.

Thap But Temple - The Pen Tower

Nearly The Huc Bridge is Thap But Temple, or The Pen Tower in English with three words "Ta Thanh Thien" meaning "written to the blue sky" by Nguyen Van Sieu.

The Huc Bridge

Being a crucial part of Ngoc Son Temple, a symbol of the Buddhist structure and a renown tourist attraction in Hanoi, The Huc Bridge is considered as “the bridge where light is absorbed”.  The typical feature of this beautiful bridge is that is whole painted with the bright red color, giving tourists when walking along The Huc bridge to reach Ngoc Son Tem a feeling of comfort and enjoyment. The Huc Bridge has an elegant beauty and sophisticated architectural features. Standing from The Huc bridge, visitors can see amazing and wonderful views of the Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Tortoise Island

Ngoc Son temple

Ngoc Son Buddhist temple (Temple of the Jade Mountain) is a symbol of Hanoi capital, a famous temple located on Ngoc island of Hoan Kiem Lake - Hanoi. The temple is located on a high mound in the northeastern of the lake, the old name from the Ly dynasty is Ngoc Tuong Son. The name of Ngoc Son Buddhist temple translates to ‘Temple of the Jade Mountain’ and is predominately dedicated to war hero General Tran Hung Dao who defeated an armed force of 300,000 soldiers sent by Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan in the 13th century to invade Vietnam.

NNgoc Son Buddhist temple, another famous place near Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam 

Some hotels near Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam 

- Thang Long opera hotel (address: 1C Tong Dan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi)

- Hanoi Pearl hotel (address: 6 Bao Khanh, Hang Trong, Hanoi)

- La Siesta hotel (address: 94 Ma May, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi)

Some restaurants around the Hoan Kiem lake

- Avalon Restaurant & Lounge (address: 73 Cau Go Hoan Kiem district)

- Gia Ngu Restaurant (address: 27-29, Gia Ngu Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem district)

- The Gourmet Corner Restaurant (address: 32 Lo Su, 12 floor of Elegance Diamond hotel, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem district

Hoan Kiem lake Vietnam is really one of appealing tourist Hanoi attractions for both domestic and internationaltourists . We offer interestingVietnam 16 days itinerary, giving you the chance to explore Hoan Kiem lake as well as some surrounding famous destinations like Ngoc Son Buddhist temple. 

However, if these places are too familiar to you, let's take Halong bay cruise 1 day tour or Sapa trekking trip to discover more new things.

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