Hoan Kiem Lake


Hoan Kiem lake (meaning “Lake of the Returned Sword”), also known as Ho Guom (“Sword Lake”), is a lake in the historical center of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The lake is surrounded by 3 streets: Hang Khay, Le Thai To, and Dinh Tien Hoang, and connects the Old Quarter area (with streets such as Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Cau Go, Luong Van Can, etc.) with the “Western people’s area” (with streets like Nha Tho, Trang Thi, Hang Bai, Trang Tien, Hang Khay, etc.).

Hoan Kiem Lake is not only a symbol of the capital city’s culture and history but also a favorite destination of domestic and foreign tourists traveling to Hanoi.

Ly Thai To flower garden


Ly Thai To flower garden is a beautiful cultural architecture, named in honor of King Ly Thai To (974 – 1028), who set up and created the land of a thousand years of civilization. This garden was built to mark the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the capital.

Vietnam Kizuna Ekiden – Run for Traffic Safety will start from Ly Thai To flower garden. Each team of 4 members has to finish a total of 8 rounds of Hoan Kiem Lake, adding up to 14km, divided equally between team members (3.5km/each runner).