Hoan Kiem lake, also known as Ho Guom (lake of the restored sword) is one of the many lakes of Hanoi. It lies in central Hanoi and is named after an event of the 15th century (emperor lost his sword in the lake, and a golden turtle returned it to him). The lake is surrounded by a park, where the residents use to jog or do tai chi in the morning. In the middle of the lake there is a monument to the turtle. On the northern side lies the Ngoc Son pagoda connected to the shore with the scenic Huc bridge.

01 Lake and trees 02 Tree along lakeshore 03 Red flags on street lantern 04 Lake and Ngoc Son pagoda 05 Ngoc Son pagoda 06 Red Huc Sunbeam bridge to Ngoc Son temple
07 Red Huc Sunbeam bridge to Ngoc Son temple 08 Gate to Le Thai To monument 09 Le Thai To monument 10 Street and motorbikes 11 Tree lined pavement
12 General post office building 13 Turtle pagoda shrine 14 Water puppet theatre 15 Water puppet theatre 16 Red Flags at night
17 Gate of Ngoc Son pagoda at night 18 Thap But (pen tower) at night 19 Gate of Ngoc Son pagoda at night 20 Panorama view at night
21 Panorama view at night 22 Turtle pagoda shrine at night 23 Statue of emperor Ly Thai To at night 24 Statue of emperor Ly Thai To in Indira Gandhi park at night
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