Hoàn Kiếm District

Hoàn Kiếm is one of the four original urban districts of , the capital city of . It is named after the scenic . The lake is in the heart of the district and serves as the focal point of the city's public life.

Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
, also called Tortoise Tower is a small tower in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake in central , . Photo: Jon Rawlinson, CC BY 2.0.

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

Tourist attraction
The is located on the Jade Islet in , central , . 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. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

, 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.

is an old, well established village in the Gia Lâm district of , the capital city of . is situated 9 km southeast of Hoàn Kiếm District.

Hoàn Kiếm District

21.0285° or 21° 1' 42.7" north
105.8507° or 105° 51' 2.6" east
Open Location Code
18 metres (59 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 4965075427
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Cebuano: Quận Hoàn Kiếm
  • Chinese: Hoàn Kiếm Kūn
  • Chinese: 还剑郡
  • Chinese: 還劍郡
  • English: Hoan Kiem
  • English: Hoàn Kiếm
  • French: District de Hoan Kiem
  • Italian: Distretto di Hoàn Kiếm
  • Japanese: ホアンキエム区
  • Japanese: 還剣区
  • Korean: 호안끼엠군
  • Korean: 호안끼엠호
  • Min Nan Chinese: Hoàn Kiếm
  • Russian: Хоанкьем
  • Spanish: Hoan kiem
  • Spanish: Hoàn Kiếm
  • Swedish: Hoan Kiem
  • Urdu: ہوآن کیئم ضلع
  • Vietnamese: Hoàn Kiếm
  • Vietnamese: Q. Hoàn Kiếm
  • Vietnamese: Quận Hoàn Kiếm
  • Hoàn Kiếm

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