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Thap Rua Tower, Hanoi

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Standing in the middle of Sword Lake, Thap Rua Tower, or "Turtle Tower," commemorates the legend of Vietnamese warrior Le Loi. This tower was built on the Turtle Islet in 1886, but is based on an older structure, Ta Vong Temple, which was built in the 17th and 18th centuries. This attraction cannot be accessed, so you must simply admire it from afar. Go for a walk around the lake and take in views of this historic landmark, which is beautifully lit up at night. See Thap Rua Tower and all Hanoi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hanoi trip itinerary maker site.
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  • Also known as "Turtle Tower", this lovely Temple was built in 1886, on the former site of Ta Vong Temple from the 17th or 18th century. Erected to commemorate Le Loi, later Emperor, who is regarded...  more »
  • Thap Rua Tower is also known as Turtle Tower or Tortoise Tower and is situated in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. You can walk around the lake and see Thap Rua Tower from all sides. Looks better at...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful park around the lake. So many near by site seeing restaurants and coffee shops. People dancing and exercising with awesome positive and happy energy. Magmatic!
  • Emotional, simply amazing. I was moved to tears seeing it in person.

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