There are quite a few lakes in Hanoi city. Hoàn Kiếm Lake is the nearest one to the old town, it got some interesting monuments to attract both locals and tourists to visit. I did prefer West Lake a bit more, because it's much calmer and bigger as well, thus better to relax.
I went to Hoàn Kiếm Lake on a car-free Sunday. Vietnamese traffic is crazy so carfree is perfect for me.
Some interesting monumens and temple around the lake.
Photoshooting couple, quite a lot of them near the lake and they can pose well.
Nice spot for people watching indeed!
School girls posing for photos, must be some kind of school trip I guess?
There was a stage but nobody was singing, just playing music.