Hanoi West Lake is the largest one in Hanoi that is locally known as Tay Ho, there are a host of stunning architectural gems surrounding this spot in addition to one or two entertainment venues and a smattering of high-end hotels.
The actual creation of Hanoi West Lake still remains a mystery although one legend claims that it was formed when the Dragon King Lac Long Quan drowned a wicked fox spirit with nine tails in his lair. An alternative folklore source claims the lake was formed when a large Chinese buffalo mistakenly confused a pagoda temple bell with its mothers call and ran so fiercely into a small hollow that the lake was made.
The largest freshwater lake in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. The Hanoi west lake was created when the Red River Overflowed its banks, Indeed, the Red River has changed its course numerous times, alternately flooding some areas and causing slip build up which creates new land. The flood problem has been partially controlled by building dikes, The highway along the east side of the west lake is built atop such a dike.
The area to the south side of the Hanoi West Lake is the place to go for seafood bites with a whole street of seafood restaurants available to choose from. Heading north from West Lake is the residential and hotel part of the Tay Ho District. the west lake area is very popular place to live by expats who don’t mind to pay a bit higher for a nice place to live. find out more about Hanoi tourist attractions