Largest lake in Hanoi

Last update at 09/14/2011 04:04. By Hanoi Local Guide.
Largest lake in Hanoi

Largest lake in Hanoi
By Hanoi Local Guide


This lake is the largest in Hanoi with a shore length of around 17km (10.6 miles) and is a popular place for recreation with many surrounding gardens, hotels and villas. One legend suggests that the lake was shaped after a battle between Lac Long Quan and a night-tail fox spirit, which is why the lake was once called "Fox Corpse Swamp". The lake is bordered with many significant places in history of Hanoi such as Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Vietnam, built in 6th century and located on a small island in the middle of the lake, plus Quan Thanh Temple, one of the Four Sacred Temples of ancient Hanoi.

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West Lake
Location Hanoi
Basin countries Vietnam

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