Hoan Kiem Lake is a lovely, peaceful place with a fascinating history. Locals and tourists flock here for exercise in the morning and for relaxing siestas in the afternoon and on the weekends, the pedestrian streets are closed off to the traffic!
Hoan Kiem Lake is a perfect place to sit and observe the Hanoian pace of life. Locals will recommend this site with a sense of pride, and once you pay this beautiful place a visit, you will see why!
Couples, you must come here!
Hoan Kiem lake is the perfect place to grab some fresh air, and (hint hint) is the great place for dating as well. In autumn and winter, the vibes are dreamy and surreal. Many musicians and poets even come here for inspiration!
On the weekends when the roads are blocked to traffic, many families come here - you’ll find kids running about the area reminiscent of a simpler time.
Jump on an ‘Electric Bus’ (aka golf cart) if you’re lazy but wish to see the lake and old quarter still!
The golden hour in Hanoi. Nowhere else is as beautiful as this! Because Hanoi is quite small and there’s a ban on tall buildings around The Old Hanoi area, sunsets like this are a sight the locals are used to. You’ll enjoy this on your visit if you come at the right hour.