Breathtaking ponds, lakes for iry escapes in the middle of Hanoi

From a bird eye view, the many ponds, lakes, rivers around Hanoi boast an exotic, breath-taking beauty that hardly anyone can resist. Below is a photo collection that proves how stunning these areas are.

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The iconic Hoan Kiem lake is no doubt a familiar name to many Hanoians and Vietnamese people. The 12-ha-lake is home to a spacious, airy landscape and lies in the heart of the city. Hoan Kiem Lake is the hub where big or festive events are held.

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Hoan Kiem Lake (Photo: Travel Sense Asia)
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A bird eye view of Hoan Kiem lake (Photo: Zing)
Breathtaking ponds, lakes for iry escapes in the middle of Hanoi
(Photo: Zing News)
Breathtaking ponds, lakes for iry escapes in the middle of Hanoi
(Photo: Zing News)

Vietnamese people oftentimes associate ponds with rural areas. Thus, not so many people know that right in Tay Ho district, downtown Hanoi, there’s a big pond nestling in Ba Gia pagoda. The pond gives a more tranquil vibe to the already sacredly quite pagoda.

Korea's street. Thanks to its romantic surroundings, Vietnamese people name the street Korean street (Photo: Zing News)
Korea’s street. Thanks to its romantic surroundings, Vietnamese people name the street Korean street (Photo: Zing News)
Breathtaking ponds, lakes for iry escapes in the middle of Hanoi
(Photo: Zing News)
Breathtaking ponds, lakes for iry escapes in the middle of Hanoi

Bay Mau lake in Thong Nhat park, Hai Ba Trung district.

(Photo: Zing News)

Breathtaking ponds, lakes for iry escapes in the middle of Hanoi
(Photo: Zing News)

Thuy Su pond and Sen lake viewed from above. Both are located in West lake area. West Lake’s previous names include Xac Cao, Kim Nguu, Lang Bac, Dam Dan, Doai Ho, etc. Being the largest natural lake in Hanoi, the West Lake covers an area of over 500 ha with a circumference of 18 km.

Breathtaking ponds, lakes for iry escapes in the middle of Hanoi
(Photo: Zing News)

Phuong Liet lotus pond is surely a must-visit lake in Hanoi. The place makes instagrammable check-in backgrounds for photo lovers.

Dam Hong lake, in Khuong Dinh ward, Thanh Xuan district. The pedestrian area bordering the lake attracts visitors and locals alike thanks to its gorgeous scenery.

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(Photo: Bat Dong San)

Linh Dam peninsula is located to the south of Hanoi. The lake system inside the peninsula covers over 70ha, enveloping Linh Dam urban residential area.

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Linh Dam Lake (Photo: Vietamnet)