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Hoàn Kiếm Lake

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"Hoan Kiem Lake is a central point in the city. The Ngoc Son Temple is located on a small island in the middle of the lake. This island is connected to the land by a bridge that can be crossed."
"On the Northeast side of the lake there is a famous Water Puppet Show that is very popular. We did not go, but people who have say it is a charming. Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre."
"Morning walks around Hoan Kiem Lake are such a treasure. You can even purchase cards and souvenirs for less than a dollar from the old man who sits by the lake. "

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I've spent one month exploring Vietnam so I've put together the perfect 15 days itinerary - with extendable options up to 20 days - including where I stayed (+ alternative options), excursions, restaurants and cafes I tried, all the info you need before traveling, getting around etc Planning a trip to Vietnam can be tough so you can easily replicate my trip and avoid headaches. LOCATIONS IN THIS ITINERARY -Hanoi -Halong bay -Sapa -Ninh Binh -Hoi An BUDGET CATEGORY: Vietnam is a really cheap country in general. You will find budget, mid-range and luxury options (some luxury options are actually affordable) IS VIETNAM FOR ME? Vietnam is for you if you are open to different cultures, you're ok with being uncomfortable and experience new things. This itinerary involves night bus or night train but don't worry. For most of the destinations, if you prefer, you can switch the night bus with a flight or private car. IS VIETNAM SAFE? Absolutely yes. Vietnam is a pretty safe country, like all the countries of South East Asia in general. People are very friendly and they will always try to help you in every way they can. It's actually a very common destination for solo female travelers NB this is not a PDF but an interactive guide which means that when you click on a place in the guide or map, you can directly open directions on your phone's Google Maps app, call restaurants or book hotels. Don't forget to dowload the free Thatch app to get easier access! Have more questions? Just send me a DM on IG or an email at
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