Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), Hanoi

#1 of 348 in Parks in Vietnam
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Situated at the rim of the Old Quarter among the city's most popular attractions, the green shores of Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) offer a break from sightseeing and provide a quiet spot for people-watching. Notice the temple--topped with a red star--on a small islet in the middle of the lake. Apart from being the city's emblem, it commemorates a local legend, which involves an Excalibur-like sword. The story goes that a local dragon god gave a magical sword to a 15th-century Vietnamese emperor who used it in an uprising against the Ming Dynasty. When the war was won, a giant turtle emerged from the lake and took back the sword to return it to heaven. The lake is home to a rare species of soft-shell turtles. Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • 호수를 중심으로 역사가 깊은 절과 건물들이 있습니다. 일요일에는 호수를 주변으로 운동하는 사람도 많습니다. 지금은 코로나로 인하여 많은 방문이 어렵습니다. 그래도 옛날 이 지역에 왕성했던 문화를 느낄 수 있습니다. There are many historical temples and buildings around the lake. On Sundays...  more »
  • This river has lots of things to do walking around to see lotta very good cafés good restaurant boutique hotels street foods and everything that you need must visit if you visit Hanoi.  more »
  • Nice place for a walk. Can get very crowded but still good.
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