About Hoan Kiem LakeThe English translation of the lake name means "Lake of the Returning Sword". It has a huge historical context and is one of the oldest places in the city. One can also easily spot some soft shell turtles which swim in the lake and has been seen since years, they make a beautiful sight. The lake was also known as Luc Thuy which means Green water in English. This was the former name given to the lake because it has green water.
Location: It is located in Hanoi, which is the capital city of Vietnam and has many other tourists attractions nearby as well.
Highlights: Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the most scenic spots of the city and is a major tourist attraction which is visited by hundreds of people daily.
Best time to visit: During dusk and night, the lake looks stunning as it lights up and people mostly take this as an opportunity for photographs.