Hoàn Kiếm Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Gươm Lake or Tả Vọng Lake, is a fresh water lake, measuring some 12 ha in the historical center of , the capital city of .

Notable Places in the Area

, also called Tortoise Tower is a small tower in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake in central , . is situated 120 metres south of Hoàn Kiếm Lake. Photo: Jon Rawlinson, CC BY 2.0.

The is located on the Jade Islet in Hoàn Kiếm Lake, central , . is situated 200 metres north of Hoàn Kiếm Lake. Photo: Bùi Thụy Đào Nguyên, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Hỏa Lò Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in French Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. is situated 740 metres southwest of Hoàn Kiếm Lake. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

St. Joseph's Cathedral is a church on Nha Chung Street in the of , . is situated 380 metres west of Hoàn Kiếm Lake. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Localities in the Area

Hoàn Kiếm is one of the four original urban districts of , the capital city of . Photo: Cyril Doussin, CC BY-SA 2.0.

, the capital of and its second largest city, is a fascinating blend of East and West, with Chinese influence from centuries of dominance, and French je ne sais quoi from its colonial past. Photo: Inkey, CC BY 2.0.

Ba Đình Square is the name of a square in where president Ho Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945. Photo: Argenberg, CC BY 4.0.

Hoàn Kiếm Lake

21.0289° or 21° 1' 44" north
105.8525° or 105° 51' 9" east
Open Location Code
9 metres (30 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Chinese: 还剑湖
  • Chinese: 還劍湖
  • Czech: Jezero navráceného meče
  • Czech: Jezero zelené vody
  • Dutch: Hoan Kiem Lake
  • English: Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Esperanto: Lago Hoan Kiem
  • French: Lac Hoan Kiem
  • French: lac Hoan Kiem
  • German: Hoan-Kiem-See
  • German: Hồ Hoàn Kiếm
  • Indonesian: Danau Hoàn Kiếm
  • Italian: Lago Hoan Kiem
  • Japanese: ホアンキエム湖
  • Japanese: 還剣湖
  • Korean: 호안끼엠 호수
  • Russian: Озеро Возвращённого меча
  • Russian: Озеро Хоан Кием
  • Russian: Хоанкьем
  • Slovenian: Hoan Kiem
  • Swedish: Ho Guom
  • Swedish: Hoan Kiem
  • Tatar: Һо Һоан Кием
  • Thai: Ho Hoan Kiem
  • Thai: Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Thai: ทะเลสาบคืนดาบ
  • Thai: ทะเลสาบฮหว่านเกี๊ยม
  • Turkish: Hoan Kiem Gölü
  • Vietnamese: Bờ Hồ
  • Vietnamese: Hoàn Kiếm
  • Vietnamese: Hồ Gươm
  • Vietnamese: Hồ Hoàn Kiếm
  • Vietnamese: Hồ Lục Thuỷ
  • Vietnamese: Hồ Lục Thủy
  • Vietnamese: Hồ Thủy Quân
  • Vietnamese: Hồ Tả Vọng
  • Wu Chinese: 还剑湖
  • 호안끼엠호

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