The West Lake in Hanoi

The West Lake - Hanoi

The West Lake of Hanoi has an area of 520 hectares. It was part of the Red River earlier, but when the river silted up, the West Lake along with many other lakes in Hanoi were created naturally.

West Lake Ha Noi Vietnam
A corner of the West Lake, near the Tran Quoc Pagoda

 

Areca palm trees at a corner of the West Lake
Areca palm trees at a corner of the West Lake

 

Sunset on the West Lake of Hanoi
Sunset on the West Lake

 

Cruising on the West Lake of Hanoi
Cruising on the West Lake of Hanoi
 
 

Sunset over the West Lake of Hanoi
Sunset over the West Lake of Hanoi

 

Sunset over the West Lake of Hanoi
Around the lake, there are more and more high-rise buildings..

 

Sunset over the West Lake of Hanoi
and more and more cafes keep springing up by the waterfront...

 

Sunset over the West Lake of Hanoi
In the summer, the lotus flowers attract young girls and boys to hang about...