West Lake electric car service launched

The TLC West Lake Joint Stock Company has officially opened the Ho Tay (West Lake) electric car tourism route for visitors to discover the history, culture and beauty of the 18-km long lake.

Five tourism packages will be offered to visit famous sites, discover and enjoy the beauty of the lake, transport passengers, and other services as requested.

Tourists will have the opportunity to visit famous sites along the route including Vong Thi, Tao Sach, and Tran Quoc pagodas, Quan Thanh temple and 20 other relics, and enjoy the special food around West Lake including noodles, snails, and crispy shrimp pancakes.

Each tour lasts from one to two hours. There are a total of 30 cars, each one covering 0.6-1km.

**On the same day, a pair of ceramic dragons, the largest of their kind in Vietnam, were inaugurated in the West Lake area.

The two ceramic dragons, which are made after the dragon style of the Ly dynasty, are 7.5 metres tall each. Their bodies are decorated by ceramic plates.

The work was made by artisans from Bat Trang pottery craft village in Hanoi at a total cost of nearly VND2.6 billion. Earlier, the pair set the Vietnam Guinness record as the largest ceramic dragons and they were on display on the occasion of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi in 2010 before being moved to the new site.