Next to West Lake, Truc Bach Lake is smaller but charming. Its name “Truc Bach” means “white bamboo” in English. Truc Bach Lake was a part of the West Lake. In 1620, a dyke across the lake was built to separate the huge lake into 2 smaller ones: Truc Bach Lake in the east and new West Lake in the west.
Just go around Truc Bach Lake, turn on Ngu Xa peninsula and spend time to explore precious historic and cultural relics around Truc Bach Lake. On the western angle, it is Quan Thanh temple to worship Saint Tran Vu. On the eastern side, Chau Long pagoda was built from Ly-Tran reign. On the north, Than Quang Pagoda makes you astonished at the biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam. The statue has 4 meters height and 14 tons weight. It remains one of the greatest sculptures not only in Vietnam but also all over the world.