Hoan Kiem Lake is considered to be a symbol of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. This lake is located in the center of Hanoi, not only geographically but also symbolically. On visiting the lake, you will have the chance to see many historical sites around the lake. Near the northern shore of the lake lies Jade Island on which the Temple of the Jade Mountain (Ngoc Son Temple) stands. The temple was erected in the 18th century to honor the 13th-century military leader Tran Hung Dao who distinguished himself in the fight against the Yuan Dynasty, Van Xuong, a scholar, and Nguyen Van Sieu, a Confucian master and famous writer in charge of repairs made to the temple in 1864. Jade Island is connected to the shore by the wooden red-painted The Huc Bridge (The Huc, meaning Morning Sunlight Bridge). Besides, there are much more things to see when your come here.
More information about Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake
Address: Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Note: The pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lake goes into effect since 2016, closes off vehicle traffic from 7 p.m. on Friday through to midnight on Sunday, the additional nine streets are proposed to only be vehicle free in the evenings, 7 p.m. to midnight, Friday to Sunday. During the winter months, the additional pedestrian zone will be open an hour earlier.