Ranmal Lake

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Every evening it seems as though half the city has descended onto the well-kept, tree-lined promenades running around Ranmal Lake. There's a bona fide astroturf running track and the diminutive mid-19th-century Lakhota Palace, an island fort in the middle of the lake, housing a museum. However, most people skip the culture and just eat ice cream while strolling around chatting with friends.

Access is via one of the entrance gates.

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1. Lakhota Palace

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Crumbling arsenal tower that overlooks the south side of Ranmal Lake.

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