Every summer season, lotus ponds next to West Lake are a meeting place for a lot of Hanoians who want to relax and cool off.
Lotus ponds are assigned to households to grow lotus and do business. Hence, in afternoons, when the weather is not so hot or on weekend mornings without sunshine, people gather here to enjoy cool air.
You can take photos, hire a small boat to see lotus blossoms, enjoy a cup of lotus tea or simply enjoy lotus fragrance at West Lake.
You can taste delicious rural dishes such asball cake and peanut candy.
Each tea pot costs from VND30,000 to VND50,000.
While sipping tea, you also have a chance to see people here separate the pistils to marinate tea in the traditional way.