Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls

  • West Lake- Hanoi

    West Lake- Hanoi

    West Lake is in Tay Ho District, Hanoi. West Lake, also called Ho Tay, is the biggest lake in central Hanoi, covering 500ha. In the past, West Lake used to be part of the Red River. West Lake, a beautiful spot in Hanoi, was once a resort for mandarins and kings. Ho Tay is the largest of all the lakes in Ha Noi. The lake is on the northwest part of the city. Long ago, the lake was a branch of the Red river but later, as the river changed course, the lake remained a body of water just west of...
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  • Hoan Kiem Lake

    Hoan Kiem Lake

    Hoan Kiem Lake, or the Lake of the Restored Sword, is located directly in the centre of Hanoi. The name is derived from a legend involving Emperor Le Thai To, in which he came across a giant tortoise while cruising on the lake. The tortoise took his sword that had secured victory against the Chinese aggressors of the Minh Dynasty. The emperor named the lake after this episode. Unbelievably, there are tortoises in the mysterious and murky waters of Hoan Kiem Lake. Surfacing on rare...
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  • Ban Gioc Waterfall

    Ban Gioc Waterfall

    This scenic spot, on the horder with China, sees very few visitors. The name Ban Gioc is derived from the Montagnard languages spoken in the area, and is sometimes spelt Ban Doc. The waterfall is the largest, although not the highest, in the country. The vertical drop is 53m. but it has an impressive 300m span; one end of the falls is in China, the other is in Vietnair. The water volume varies considerably between the dry and rainy seasons: the falls are most impressive from May to...
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  • Ba Be Lake

    Ba Be Lake

    Ba Be Lake lies in the middle of a vast limestone mountain range of Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province, 180 km north-west of Ha Noi, belong to the commune of Nam Mau, Khang Ninh, Cao Thuong, Quang Khe, Cao Tri. Ba Be Lake have a water area around 500ha, spreading over 8km, as biggest natural water lake in Vietnam, situated in Cho Ra-Ba Be-Cho Don carste terrain pertaining to lowlying lands of Vietnam North raising mass. This raising mass was formed from the destruction of South East Asia...
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