West Lake – Poetic Lake In The Heart Of Hanoi
West Lake is one of Hanoi’s most beautiful sites. Its many historical and cultural relics reflect the development history of the capital city. West Lake is perhaps the most romantic corner of Hanoi.
The Surrounding Area of West Lake
West Bay, the city’s largest lake, is 15 kilometers in diameter and surrounded by affluent suburbs, including the main ex-pat Tay Ho area. Seafood restaurants line Thuy Khue on the southwest, and the Xuan Dieu strip to the east is lined with restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and luxury hotels. The environment is a welcome respite from the madness of the Old Quarter. A pathway surrounds the bay, making it ideal for a bike trip.
What to do in West Lake?
If you’re staying in Hanoi for more than a couple of days, it’s worth trying out the cafe and restaurant scene in the West Lake ex-pat neighborhood of Tay Ho. This is one of the city’s most exciting culinary centers for international cuisine, and it’s just getting better. There’s also nightlife and shopping to enjoy. It’s all about a 10- to 15-minute taxi ride from downtown Hanoi.