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West Lake's hidden treasures

This huge lake has a circumference of 17 kilometers. Just 15 minutes from Ha Noi’s Old Quarter, many locals and tourists seeking respite from the busy city make their way to this district.  

Ha Noi to host annual dragon boat race
Authorities in the capital city have just approved a decision to organise annual traditional dragon boat races between 2019 and 2021.
Tran Quoc pagoda - Ha Noi tourist attraction
Known as one of the icons of Ha Noi, Tran Quoc Pagoda attracts crowds of Buddhists followers and domestic and international tourists throughout the year.
Ha Noi inaugurates new pedestrian street along West Lake
The second pedestrian street in Ha Noi - a space for art and street food - was officially opened on May 11 at the lotus lake area, Trinh Cong Son Street, Nhat Tan Ward and adjacent areas.
Ha Noi to host first dragon boat racing festival
The event is expected to draw 400 athletes from 27 teams of Ha Noi’s districts, namely Hoang Mai, Bac Tu Liem, Chuong My, My Duc, Thanh Oai, and Ba Vi and Son Tay town, as well as Hai Duong, Hung Yen and Thai Nguyen provinces.
Ha Noi to welcome nearly 24 million visitors this year
Ha Noi’s Department of Tourism estimated that by the end of 2017, the capital city will have welcomed more than 23.8 million visitors for earnings of roughly 71 trillion VND (3.1 billion USD), an increase of 15 percent from the same period last year.
Ha Noi seminars educate travel agents on the ‘Magic of Ha Noi’
The Ha Noi Department of Tourism recently held seminars in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang highlighting the city’s tourism opportunities and educating the staff of some 100 local travel agencies on the ‘Magic of Ha Noi’.
Ha Noi targets nearly 3.8 million international arrivals
Ha Noi will strive to attract nearly 21.2 million tourists in 2016, up 6.7% against 2015, with 3.8 million international arrivals, up 12% year on year, and 17.4 million domestic visitors, up 5.9%.
Ha Noi develops specific tourism products
(TITC) - Aiming to develop specific tourism products of Ha Noi based on thousand-year cultural value, in the coming time, Ha Noi tourism sector will focus on utilizing the advantages of the West Lake and surroundings as well as investing in diversified services in the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake areas.
Hanoi’s West Lake seeks national attraction status
West Lake, an iconic landmark in the heart of Hanoi, has found recognition as a national scenic attraction, a workshop in Hanoi revealed on October 2.
West Lake to become attractive tourist destination
The West Lake, which is dubbed as the lung of Hanoi, will be turned into an attractive cultural and spiritual tourist site.
Tour offers green perspective
As perhaps Ha Noi’s most tranquil spot, it is difficult to think of many ways to improve the experience of wandering around the West Lake. However, an ambitious tourist company is trying to do exactly that. How? By offering tours around the 18km route in environmentally friendly electric buggies.
Ha Noi launches electric car service around West Lake
Ha Noi launched an electric car service around the tourist favourite West Lake in Tay Ho district on Feb. 3 to mark the 82nd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).