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Nov 27, 2022 / 18:20

Hanoi's West Lake gets facelift

Covering more than 500 hectares with a perimeter of around 15 kilometers, West Lake is famous for its serene and tranquil beauty, the density of solemn historical relics, pagodas, and rows of restaurants and coffee shops.

West Lake in Tay Ho District, the largest body of water in Hanoi, is one of the most famous tourist attractions and an iconic place in the capital city of Vietnam.

 

Hanoi’s authorities have recently replaced degraded railings, set up a lighting system, and renovated the sidewalk around the lake.

The two-kilometer stretch of green railing that surrounds the lake, installed in 2004, has deteriorated, marring the urban aesthetic.

The new railing is made of powder-coated steel from 1.1m to 1.4m high.

Aside from the railings, authorities also set up a new lighting system using LED light bulbs at West Lake.

Workers are rushing to replace railings around West Lake to meet the planned schedule. A worker is drilling the concrete layer to set underground electric wires.

The total investment for the West Lake renovation project is more than VND12 billion (around US$484,000).

West Lake is one of Hanoi’s most popular tourist attractions where locals often walk or do outdoor exercise. Young people often take photos at the lake to save their beautiful moments.

 West Lake is famous for its serene and tranquil beauty, the density of solemn historical relics, pagodas, and rows of restaurants and coffee shops.