We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nice tower

You can see the tower clearly when walking around the lake. It’s also lit up during the night so it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Håvard O
,
Oslo, Norway
via mobile
Symbol of Hanoi

Thinking about Hanoi, people think about Thap Rua Tower. it's a tourist place and must see in Hanoi.

Reviewed 12 June 2018
NurAinx
,
Hanoi, Vietnam
Read all 583 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hoan kiem lake” (83 reviews)
“sword lake” (15 reviews)
“lit up at night” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
LOCATION
Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Hanoi
Write a ReviewReviews (583)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"hoan kiem lake"
in 83 reviews
"sword lake"
in 15 reviews
"lit up at night"
in 11 reviews
"great photo opportunity"
in 4 reviews
"focal point"
in 4 reviews
"golden turtle"
in 4 reviews
"restored sword"
in 6 reviews
"lake area"
in 5 reviews
"ngoc son temple"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful at night"
in 4 reviews
"red bridge"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful lake"
in 6 reviews
"old quarter"
in 20 reviews
"walk around"
in 7 reviews
"ha noi"
in 4 reviews
"legend"
in 25 reviews
"tortoises"
in 23 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 317 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see the tower clearly when walking around the lake. It’s also lit up during the night so it makes a nice scene when it’s dark.

Thank Håvard O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Thinking about Hanoi, people think about Thap Rua Tower. it's a tourist place and must see in Hanoi.

Thank NurAinx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The new and friendly place now, you should try to be here on the weekend night about 20:00 the street around the lake will be closed only pedestrian will allowed, this is when the crowd arrive all the show and activities happen until late night!

Thank Drafter2D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2018

when i going near that place . i really relax with atmosphere in there. with outs very noisy from many motorbike and car in old tower ! i will be back !

Thank German D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 May 2018

While you are in Hanoi, you can not miss this place. The lake, the tower and all the old quarter surroundings all express culture of Hanoi. We often stroll here for about 1-2 hours, walking around the lake to enjoy the scenery and the Tower...More

Thank Nguyen T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Disappointing, expecting a big Tower. Actual tower is small, in the center of the lake. Must use Zoom lense to take close up photos of the tower. Looks like the tower is sinking in the lake. Tower is in dis-repair.

Thank telcom3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We visit in day time. Very busy over the old bridge into the small temple, not much to see. At night the bridge in red light and the temple in light great sight.

Thank wij4753
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Thap Rua Tower is in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake on a small islet. Only 3 storey structure the place can only be viewed from the lakeside. It does not have a remarkable architecture or a any significant feature, however completes the relaxing atmosphere...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This is just a old tower in the middle of the lake if you walk round the lake you can miss it. I would not be making a special trip to see it.

Thank Kathrynowl91
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Nice Lake to walk around , I believe now that a lot of work has been been down to clean up the Lake and I have been told that there are Swans on the Lake now too.

Thank RustyPerth_Australia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 625 hotels in Hanoi
Nam Phuong Hotel
3 reviews
.07 km away
The Chi Boutique Hotel
540 reviews
.09 km away
Hidden Charm Hotel
152 reviews
.13 km away
Hanoi Boutique Hotel
31 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Chusa Vietnamese Cuisine
261 reviews
.12 km away
Cong caphe
592 reviews
.12 km away
RuNam Bistro
347 reviews
.14 km away
Mediterraneo
687 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. Joseph's Cathedral
2,349 reviews
.07 km away
Naltional Library of Vietnam
6 reviews
.14 km away
Crossing Vietnam - Day Tours
411 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Zack R
11 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from GuruB0b | Reviewed this property |
The tower is in the middle of a large lake and not that easy to see. I didn't see any turtles when I was in Hanoi.
1
Vote
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor