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What to do in Hanoi, North Vietnam | Discover Local

As legend has it, an Emperor was delivered a magical sword by a giant turtle to defeat foreign invaders, after which the turtle took the sword and disappeared into the depths of a lake in Hanoi to return the sword to its divine owners. Visit the lake and see if you can catch a glimmer of the magic sword under the water’s surface. While in the Vietnamese capital city, discover the leafy, busy streets of the historic quarters, and go in search of Bun Cha, a local rice noodle dish with juicy pieces of grilled pork. Catch a unique water puppet show, and see how the puppets are made. When the sun goes down, unwind at the famous beer street in Hanoi, where hot pot food and refreshing beverages are enjoyed in a casual atmosphere.

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