Jade Mountain Lake Temple by the lake.
Panoramic view of Hoan Kiem Lake (lake of the returned sword). An interesting legend is associated with the lake. Situated in the Old Quarters of Hanoi, it's a lively area with cafes, bus stations and locals out for a stroll. But beware of scammers and pickpockets. Someone tried to open my backpack but fortunately I was vigilant. Young girls will befriend you but it's wise to simply ignore them unless you want to end up robbed (happened to a friend whose commonsense suddenly deserted him).