Sword Lake (or it is called Hoan Kiem lake in Vietnamese) is not only the symbol of culture and history of Hanoi capital but it is also the attractive destination of domestic and foreign tourists. 365travel.asia will help you discover this lake.

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It is located in the heart of the capital and surrounded by 3 main streets: Hang Khay, Le Thai To, and Dinh Tien Hoang street. Due to laying on the beautiful location, Hoan Kiem Lake attracts a lot of tourists. This lake has an amazing history with an interesting legend. The name “Hoan Kiem" appeared in the early of the 15th century along with the legend of King Le Thai To give the sword back to Turtle god after he borrowed to eliminate the invaders. Now, 365travel.asia will introduce you to some beautiful places that can't be missed when coming here.

Ngoc Son Temple: Situated on an island toward the north of Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple is connected with Hoan Kiem Lake by The Huc - a sparkling red bridge. To Ngoc Son Temple, visitors not only admire the magnificent and impressive architectural works in the traces of nostalgic time, enjoy the beautiful panoramic Hoan Kiem Lake but also have the opportunity to learn about the culture as well as the little-known story associated with the history of the temple. 

The Huc Bridge: Along with Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge is a symbol of the charm of Hoan Kiem Lake in general and Hanoi capital in particular. With unique and ancient architecture, many cultural values and long history, The Huc Bridge has become an indispensable destination for every tourist when traveling to Hanoi. In the beginning, The Huc Bridge has a curved shape like a shrimp, made of the rudimentary and basic wood, painted red color - the color of life, rich, and prosperity. Legendary, at the end of the 19th century, this bridge was broken and was rebuilt with the foot made of reinforced concrete structure, wooden balustrade, and flooring; especially, people still retains its characteristic that is the red color.

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Flower garden, Ly Thai To statue: the statue is located in Ly Thai To flower garden, Dinh Tien Hoang street, Hanoi capital. King Ly Thai To was built to honor and commemorate King Ly Thai To, who built the foundations of Thang Long. Besides being an attractive place as well as saving the historical value in both architecture and spirituality, King Ly Thai To statue is an ideal and favorite place of local people every late afternoon. Travelers can walk to enjoy the peaceful and tranquil life of Hanoi capital, you will see a completely different capital than the image of busy, crowded and bustling.

Coming here, tourists can freely take photos with the beautiful and charming background to save the memory about Hanoi capital, about Vietnam, about the historical capital, about the culture of capital thousand years of civilization.