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Lake of Sighs (Ho Than Tho)

  • Ho Xuan Huong St. Map It
  • Dalat
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Published 06/20/2019

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The Lake of Sighs, northeast of town, takes its name from a tale of two star-crossed lovers, Hoang Tung and Mai Nuong. According to legend, Hoang Tung joined the army, but Mai Nuong thought she had been abandoned. Out of despair, she killed herself by jumping into the lake. On discovering her body, her lover did the same. Access to the lake is via a kitschy theme park that may entertain children for several hours. The extensive grounds contain flower gardens, statues designed for photo-posing, coffee stalls, concrete animals, and replica village huts.

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Ho Xuan Huong St., Dalat, Lam Dong, Vietnam

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  • 20,000d

Published 06/20/2019


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