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Admire the sunset on West Lake in Hanoi Vietnam

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Not only a place of great sightseeing, West Lake Hanoi Vietnam keeps its story about this capital, also a cultural and historical destination. Spend time here to relax at a fresh atmosphere and admire the natural and constructive beauty of the landscape.
The West Lake Hanoi Vietnam has another name "Ho Tay", which is the biggest lake in Hanoi capital city with the area of 500 hectares. The road around the lake captures a dreamy beauty, making the place one of the most preferable of Hanoi attractions.  The moment of sunset on the lake might be the best time of the day, attracting thousands of photographers, foreigner travelers and even local young people to come here and capture every year. 


The West Lake Hanoi Vietnam Scenery

With the strength of a wide area, the lake owns an open space and brings about a comfortable feeling at any time of the day. Alongside the banks are rows of old flower trees, bringing people close to nature. In the summer, the lake is more attractive with the complexity of yellow, purple, red and green colors in length of 18.6 kilometers. However, the lake still keeps up with the modern atmosphere of the whole city on these days. The perfect combination makes the place on the top list of the best places to visit in Hanoi chosen by both young and older visitors. 
The beauty of the West Lake at the end of the day
The beauty of the Sunset West Lake Hanoi moment

Moreover, there are some lotus lakes surrounding the main area, which has been a famous check-in spot of tourists when they join Hanoi city tour. The local service provides the traditional custom of Vietnamese women, "Ao Dai" so that you can keep the nice memory of your journey here. Especially, the West Lake Flower Valley with hundreds of flowers blooming around the year will certainly catch your eyes for the first time seeing.
The overview of the West Lake Flower Valley nearby West Lake in Hanoi

The lake even becomes more charming with rows of coffee along the road surrounding the attraction. With the aim to give tourist unique check-in views, each coffee house is carefully decorated in either ancient or modern styles so that you can easily get the view you like. Besides, the system of hotels and villas in this area will satisfy your eyes with their architecture.

Đừng bỏ quaYou might also like: Discover unique architecture at Mia Pagoda, Duong Lam, Hanoi

 

West Lake Hanoi Things To Do

As a popular place for both local residents and tourists of Hanoi tour, the lake has many different activities so that you have exciting moments here. The most famous one is the Great Water Park where you can immerse in the freshwater and try yourself with adventure games like the waterslide. According to Hanoi weather, the most suitable time for these games is from May to August, when Hanoi temperature reaches high points. 
Take part in many exciting water games in the West Lake Water Park
Take part in many exciting water games in the Water Park of West Lake Hanoi Vietnam

If you just enjoy smoothy moments, then you can go to the pedal duck game area, or take part in a boat tour to admire the lake. If you like to exercise, then take part in a team to walk around West Lake Hanoi or hire a bike to go around the lake, stop at any beautiful view to capture your memory with your pictures.
When choosing this place to visit, you may get the first impression with the prospect of people sitting around the bank talking together. It becomes the typical culture of Hanoi, in which people gather here, order some drink and share their stories with their friends. You should try it once because it is hard to find the "Tra Chanh", a special drink of Vietnam, anywhere else in the world. 

Food and Drink in West Lake Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi food tour is always impressive for both local people and tourists, attached to specified Hanoi city attractions.West Lake Hanoi also contributes to this resource with some special ones which are completely different from "Pho" or other kinds of noodles.
The first one you must try when visiting this place is the Shrimp Cake. Shrimp is the main ingredients, then they are combined with sweet potatoes, eggs, flour,... Adding to the flavor is the tart and spicy dressings. The food is most delicious when it has been taken out from the pan and you enjoy the brittleness in your mouth. You can taste it at the No.1 Thanh Nien Street.
Shrimp Pancake at the No.1 Thanh Nien Street

The second one is the Deep-fried Cake sold at the No.242 Lac Long Quan Street. The crust covers big slides of meat and wood ear mushrooms, then is fried deep in the oil. The cooks only prepare the dish when consumers come here and take a numbered ticket for a slot. Therefore, you can be assured that the dish will be crispy.
In addition, you can have a trial on the Hoa Beo Aunt's Pyramidal Rice Dumpling, or Clear Shrimp and Pork Dumplings at No.198 Thuy Khe Street. At the main meals, you can easily find out some restaurants alongside the bank, some of which even have the view of looking out the lake. 
Clear Shrimp and Pork Dumpling at No. 198 Thuy Khe Street
 Special Food at No. 198 Thuy Khe Street

Besides, local people when having a rest on the lake usually taste the flavor of iced cream at the shop opposite the Tran Quoc pagoda. After cycling around West Lake Hanoi, let stop for a break and enjoy this special flavor. The price here is quite cheap when compared with some other famous ice cream shops nearby the lake. However, you should also drop in other shops to taste some different ones such as coconut iced cream.
With all the warmth and friendliness, Hanoi people always welcome tourists all over the world to visit West Lake Hanoi Vietnam one day.

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