West lake – famous landscape in Hanoi


Ho Tay, mirror surface of Hanoi, the lungs of Thang Long citadel to have larger area 500 ha with a history of thickness several thousand years. Road around the 17km long lake. Industry geographic history has proven that it is the old Red River extant after the river changed … River can do a conversion like this that has appeared on many a legend and a name.

West lake

For the stories as “Ho Tinh” is called the lake (or pond) as Xac Cao, as stories are told to have a nine tail cover which harm people. Long Quan new country to hang out it, hang out a dress.

According story : “Giant cast bell” then they called buffalo gold. Told stories that he has vast resources to collect all of the north take the bell casting. When strike a bell, the yellow to the north. As to the mother gold so gold buffaloes Northern hear the ringing line search area mother. It is to buy land wokshop, lose to a cause.

By mail of the XI century, this lake into history as the Dam Dam (Mu Suong pole), to the XV century it was called West Lake. They are called Lang Bac, coincides with the place name where the fighting between the slashing of Hai Ba Trung and Han in the Tien Son, Bac Ninh province.

West’s long, was very landscape. The Ly – Tran, the chaplain up around a lot of electricity supply as the holiday, entertainment, as also the Thuy Hoa fo Ly dynasty, the electric Ham Nguyen of Nguyen dynasty is the Tran Quoc pagoda now , also from the Ly Hoa is the Kim Lienpagoda , Thuy Chuong electric of Le dynasty. This is the area of Chu Van An school …

The waves and wind still quiet, the boat’s play is a Western elegant. Surfing the waves on a more doctor had only great works such as poems Nguyen Du, Nguyen Cong Tru, Nguyen Khuyen …

Sai pagoda
Sai pagoda along the bank West lake

If you do a walk around the lake also is in pretty much relics and landscape. Nghi Tam Village, home to poet “Ba Huyen Thanh Quan” with Kim Lien pagoda with unique architecture; Nhat Tan village source of flowers each Spring Training on the Legend of Lac Hong Thi Bang born a bundle eggs bloom the seven dragons. Xuan Tao village with the Soc temple to worship Thanh Giong. Trich Sai village containing Thien Nien temple worship ancestor in the textile trade, Ke Buoi splendid job done with traditional paper and have a throng of shopping can the Ly, Thuy Khue village containing Ba Danh a famous … And character is Quan Thanh temple. Are a number of new housing construction as a party scene more diverse.

Shrimp cake in West lake
Shrimp cake
noodle and snails in West lake
noodle and snails in West lake

Tay Ho district is known for specialties such as noodle and snails in West lake, shrimp cakes, Sam Cam bird. Screws and shrimp for two real estate noodle and snails dishes and shrimp cakes are catching at the West Lake.

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