Turtle Tower

Turtle Tower, also called Tortoise Tower is a small tower in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake in central , . Turtle Tower is situated in , close to .

Notable Places in the Area

The Hanoi , or the Grand is an in central , . is situated 700 metres southeast of Turtle Tower. Photo: Nicolas Lannuzel, 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. is situated 660 metres southwest of Turtle Tower. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is located in , in Ly Thuong Kiet Street, near the central Hoan Kiem Lake and the . is situated 500 metres south of Turtle Tower. Photo: Aumusee, CC BY-SA 3.0.

St. Joseph's Cathedral is a church on Nha Chung Street in the of , . is situated 370 metres west of Turtle Tower. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Localities in the Area

Hoàn Kiếm is an urban district of , the capital city of , named after the scenic . 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. is situated 2 km northwest of Turtle Tower. Photo: Rosino, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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