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Parks & nature in Guangxi

Botanical Garden
“Large, tranquil city park with many trees, walking paths & a playground for children.”
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Lake
“Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi attracts tourists and locals looking to get away from the noise and frenetic pace of the city. Peaceful and quiet, the lake surrounds Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda sitting in the centre on a small island. ”
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Racetrack
“local people go there for a walk or exercise all the time! there is also activities such as skateboarding, dancing in late afternoon”
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Park
“Small urban zoo with a variety of animals, plus amusement rides, boating & walking paths.”
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Park
“This park is a hub for locals who hang out in the late afternoon hours to meander, skate, exercise, play badminton, play with their kids, play on their phones. It's the best spot I can think of for (local) people watching.”
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Park
“桂林标志性的地方,有克林顿访华时留念的骆驼山,也有安静的尼姑庙。大概下午六点之后是免费进出的。如果想从雅苑,愉舍或悦庐出发去解放桥对岸,七星公园是傍晚避开吵闹街区的绝佳路径。 ”
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Lake
“Hoan Kiem Lake is also known as Ho Guom (in the map of Hanoi in 1886, this lake is called Hoan Kiem Lake - Lac de Hoan Guom), is a natural fresh water lake in the center of Hanoi. Lake has an area of ​​about 12 hectares [2]. The name Hoan Kiem appeared in the early 15th century associated with the legend of King Le Loi to pay the sword for the gods. According to legend, once a King Le Loi rode on a boat, suddenly a gold turtle floated on the water demanding the king pay the sword that Long Wang lent to expel the Ming invaders. The king returned the sword to the god of turtles and diving into the water disappears. From that lake was named Hoan Kiem Lake. ”
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Park
“Hoan Kiem Lake (Turtle Lake) is a central feature of Hanoi and is a popular hangout spot throughout the day with locals and tourists. Ngoc Son Temple sits on a small island in the center of the lake and linked by a bridge, makes a beautiful background for a few photos. Around sunrise and sunset, this area becomes especially busy with joggers, couples enjoying the relaxing views across the lake, and the elderly practicing Tai Chi and line dancing. Hoan Kiem Lake is free of charge, but there’s a fee of VND 20,000 to visit Ngoc Son Temple, which sits on a small island in the center of the lake Location: Hanoi Old Quarter ”
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Park
“A famous park in the central of Hanoi. Named after the first emperor of Ly dynasty who decided to move the capital to Hanoi more than 1000 years ago. ”
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Park
“Explore all the tropical plants and enjoy some interesting hidden ghost houses inside the forest. ”
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Szechuan Restaurant
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“Xofa, from the English word ‘sofa’, epitomizes comfort. There are seating options that fit every possible need from comfortable desk chairs to squishy couches to makeshift beds (naps aren’t discouraged during the quiet midnight hours). The beautifully illustrated menu has a vast selection of food and drinks that are reasonably priced compared with other Hanoi cafe-restaurants in the same vein. And on the upstairs floors, hanging lights droop from the ceiling to create personalized and cozy spots for you to chat quietly with friends or fiddle around with your laptop. Even the music is blissfully perfect.”
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Monument / Landmark
“The hexagonal Flag Tower, one of the symbols of Hanoi, is adjacent to the Vietnam Military History Museum.”
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Lake
“Hoan Kiem Lake is probably the most popular tourist spot in Hanoi. In this area, you can find the Puppet Show, Huc bridge, turtle house, Hanoi parliament building, etc...”
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Park
“A very unique walking street on the weekend. There are many activities like traditional games, traditional music. ”
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Park
“The statue of Ly Thai To is situated in a nice garden overlooking Hoan Kiem lake (also called Sword lake). In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long (now Hanoi). Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, in Vietnamese is actually two words - “Ha” and “Noi”. Ha means 'river' and Noi means 'inner'. Ha Noi therefore means "Rivers Inner", so called because it is located between the Red River and Nhue River.”
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