10 Interesting Facts About Hoan Kiem Lake

Facts About Hoan Kiem Lake

Facts About Hoan Kiem Lake

  • Hoan Kiem Lake means “Lake of the Returned Sword” or “Lake of the Restored Sword”.
  • Hoan Kiem Lake is a freshwater lake, measuring some 12 ha in the historical centre of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.
  • Hoan Kiem Lake is also known as Gươm Lake or Tả Vọng Lake.
  • The max depth of Hoan Kiem Lake is 2 m / 6.6 ft.
  • According to the legend, after defeating Ming China. In early 1428, Emperor Lê Lợi was boating on the lake when a Golden Turtle God (Kim Qui) surfaced and asked for his magic sword, Heaven’s Will. Lợi concluded that Kim Qui had come to reclaim the sword that its master, a local God, the Dragon King (Long Vương) had given Lợi sometime earlier to defeat Ming China. Later, the Emperor gave the sword back to the turtle after he finished fighting off the Chinese.
  • The last known individual was found dead on January 19, 2016.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Hoan Kiem Lake is 21°01′44″N 105°51′09″E.
  • Jade Island is connected to the shore by the wooden Thê Húc Bridge, painted vermillion red. The bridge’s name is poetically translated as “Perch of the Morning Sunlight”.
  • The first name of Hoàn Kiếm lake is Tả Vọng when the King hadn’t given the Magical Sword back to the Golden Turtle God.
  • The Average depth of Hoan Kiem Lake is 1.2 m / 3.9 ft.
Facts About Hoan Kiem Lake
Facts About Hoan Kiem Lake