RUN AROUND THE MYTHICAL WEST LAKE HANOI – 15K

West Lake (Ho Tay) is a renowned landmark in Hanoi, not just for its stunning beauty but also for its role in purifying the city’s air. It is a favorite running destination for many local runners, and for those new to the sport – completing the 14.7km track is a badge of honor. This lake is steeped in history and tradition. As you run along its shores, take in the breathtaking views of the temples and pagodas that line the lake, and let the rich cultural heritage of the area come to life. So join us on this lake view run filled with legends, stories and breathtaking view.

RUN AROUND THE MYTHICAL WEST LAKE HANOI - 15K
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RUN AROUND THE MYTHICAL WEST LAKE HANOI - 15K

West Lake (Ho Tay) is a renowned landmark in Hanoi, not just for its stunning beauty but also for its role in purifying the city's air. It is a favorite running destination for many local runners, and for those new to the sport - completing the 14.7km track is a badge of honor. This lake is steeped in history and tradition. As you run along its shores, take in the breathtaking views of the temples and pagodas that line the lake, and let the rich cultural heritage of the area come to life. So join us on this lake view run filled with legends, stories and breathtaking view.

Runner on the ground - MINH

Our run begins at the historic Quan Thanh Temple, a revered place of worship dedicated to the deity who protected the city from invading Northern forces. And who is this deity, you may ask? Along the way, you’ll hear the fascinating story behind this deity and discover how the Western and Eastern cultures are intertwined in unexpected ways.

Our next stop takes us to Truc Bach Lake, where a fateful event took place when an American plane was shot down. You’ll hear the inspiring story of a young pilot who was captured but later returned home to fight for peace. This pilot went on to become a prominent figure in America and was loved by many Vietnamese people.

Next, we’ll take a scenic run along Youth Street, which is surrounded by tranquil lakes on both sides. You’ll learn about the history behind this street and how it got its name. And as we run, we’ll pass by the beautiful Tran Quoc Pagoda (Chua Tran Quoc), where you can admire the epitome of Buddhist architectural elegance.

Then we will visit the Golden Buffalo Temple (Den Kim Nguu), which holds a captivating legend about a baby buffalo who came down from the North in search of its mother. But beyond this intriguing tale lies a deeper history of the thriving bronze casting industry that once made Vietnam proud.

We’ll soon arrive at the West Lake Temple (Phu Tay Ho), which shares its name with the famous lake. This temple has its own unique story to tell, revealing the fascinating way that ancient people used poems as a form of communication. This art form was incredibly popular centuries ago.

A run around West Lake is a journey through history, dotted with temples, pagodas, and other historical landmarks. Some serve as reminders of the past, while others hold stories passed down through generations, each one rich with cultural significance. It’s a run that not only offers fresh air and exercise, but a chance to delve deeper into the cultural heritage of Hanoi.

So come join us on this unique and enlightening run and experience the best of what the city has to offer!

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Facts about the tours

15 km

Private tour

Easy

Individual

English

Flexible

Hotel pick-up or Standard Meeting Point

Price

1 person99.00/person

2 persons71.50/person

3 persons60.50/person

4-20 persons49.50/person

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