Hoan Kiem Lake (Return Sword Lake) – The heart of Hanoi Capital
Vietnamese people, especially those who have been born and raised in Hanoi, whether they live, domestic or foreign, but whenever remembering the Capital, they always talk about Hoan Kiem Lake with earnest feeling.
and lies in a very special position.
Hanoiers are taking some excersises to begin their new days in Hoan Kiem Lake.
Vivid picture inside the city
It can be affirmed along with many scenic spots such as Truc Bach Lake, One Pillar Pagoda, West Lake, Sword Lake is the most distinctive highlight in the heart of the city. Unique point of Guom Lake is not only its look as a romantic beautiful picture, but also the root of many stories associated with the birth and existence of Hanoi past and present.
Other attractions in Hanoi
- Hanoi Street Artworks: Phung Hung Murals and Ceramic Mosaic Murals
- Visiting the famous rice noodle with crab stores in Hanoi
- Vietnam Women's Museum: Modern to Honor Traditions
People in all parts of the country go to visit Hanoi though nobody knows each other, when standing together on The Huc Bridge or strolling along the Lake, everyone has a general mood, relieved interspersed proud feel. One time to Sword Lake is a lifetime to remember, pride is always running in your heart. But not everyone knows when Sword Lake born and which varying vicissitudes of history attached to the land and people of Hanoi.
The Huc Bridge with the historical beauty, in accompanied with Ngoc Son temple.
Hoan Kiem Lake is always crowded with people coming for sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, photographic memories, the foreign tourists often stroll around the lake to save their moments only here.
Return Sword Lake is not only beautiful in the heart of capital’s residents, attractive tourism destination of people across country, but also impressive place of international tourists. Selymam, Turkey said: "My country also has many landscapes, but I love Hoan Kiem Lake because of romantic beauty and green surface. Travelling to Hanoi without visiting this lake considers as just touching foot in the capital alone, not to its heart".
Hoan Kiem Lake, for the thousand year, is still the cultural center of Vietnam.
Hoan Kiem Lake has been associated with the lives and feelings of many people. The lake is located in the center of a district with narrow old quarters, which has opened up a wide enough space for indigenous cultural activities.
And more than that, the lake is associated with the legend, the symbol of the thirst for peace (returning the sword holding the pen), the virtue of the nation's martial arts (the sacred sword at the bottom of the lake and the pen tower written on the blue sky). Therefore, many artists and artists have taken the image of Ho Guom as the foundation for their works.
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