At the very centre of Hanoi is the glistening West Lake, rippling in all its glory. Find a suitable Hanoi serviced apartment to lodge in while exploring this beauty and experience Hanoi to its fullest. A recommended Serviced Apartment Hanoi would be Somerset Hoa Binh Hanoi placed at an ideal location so as to let its guests experience the region with ease. Created from an unusually curved part of the Red River, the West Lake is enrobed with a great number of Vietnamese legends. One such legend says that the lake was created following a battle between a nine-tailed fox spirit and Lạc Long Quân as a result of whih it had also gained the name “Fox Corpse Swamp” (Đầm Xác Cáo). However, in the 11th century it was called the Han Viet: Hồ Dâm Đàm (Foggy Lake) because of its misty surroundings but its name was “West Lake” in the year 1573 to avoid the name Lê Thế Tông the given name of the king which was Duy Đàm. The West Lake with a shore of 17Km is the largest lake in the capital and is a popular spot for leisure and recreation activities by travellers and locals alike. Surrounded by a large number of gardens, restaurants and hotels, the West Lake area is indeed a delightful area to hang out with friends and family and enjoy some quality family time. The shore and the gardens are tranquil grounds which even provide for some peace of mind and some quiet time alone.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+