Hoàn Kiếm District

Hoàn Kiếm is an urban district of , the capital city of , 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.

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.

Place of worship
The Temple of the Jade Mountain is located on the Jade Islet in , central , . Photo: Bùi Thụy Đào Nguyên, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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. is situated 2 km northwest of Hoàn Kiếm District. Photo: Rosino, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Ba Đình is an urban district of , the capital city of . is situated 2½ km west of Hoàn Kiếm District. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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