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Hanoi - Vietnam

Vietnam's capital Hanoi (Ha Noi)

Hanoi: visit Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam (Ha Noi in Vietnamese), and one of the oldest cities of the country. In the year 2010 Vietnam celebrated the 1000 anniversary of Hanoi City.

Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake)

Hoan Kiem Lake. Hanoi, Vietnam


Right in the heart of Hanoi is Hoan Kiem Lake and Hoan Kiem Lake in the center of the district of the same name.

Wheel traffic incessantly around the lake, as Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoan Kiem in Vietnamese) is the quintessential business district of Hanoi (Ha Noi), the capital of Vietnam.

There is a small park surrounding the lake, which are oriented banks or Hoan Kiem Lake Hoan Kiem Lake, in order to sit and enjoy the beauty of the place.

We can also find an ice cream, and a couple of restaurants that have a special charm (especially at night), along with a privileged view of Hoan Kiem or Lake Hoan Kiem.

One detail that caught my attention was the absence of any type of railing or protection to prevent falls in the lake. Although rare, occasionally someone has fallen into the lake Hoan Kiem Lake Hoan Kiem or without consequences, though. Which surprised me because the Vietnamese are not good swimmers.

Bridge Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam
Huc Bridge on Hanoi lake (Hoan Kiem or Hoan Kiem Lake) in Hanoi, Vietnam


Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Lakeshore Hoan Kiem (Hoan Kiem Lake), Lake Hanoi, Vietnam

Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Huc bridge pagoda access on Hanoi lake, Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Night view of the lake of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake (Hanoi, Vietnam)

Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Overnight in Hanoi, Hanoi Lake (Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam)

Hoan Kiem Lake Hoan Kiem lake or one of the most charming places in Hanoi (Ha Noi), the capital of Vietnam, and the site preferred by most couples for Vietnamese part of your wedding story.

Wedding Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam
Reportage wedding on Lake Hanoi (Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam)

Thap Rua (Turtle Tower) Hanoi, Vietnam


In the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake, is Thap Rua or Turtle Tower. A small tower -shaped building, the only island in Hoan Kiem or Lake Hoan Kiem.

Turtle Tower - Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Thap Rua (Turtle Tower) in the lake of Hanoi (Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam)

Turtle Tower - Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Vista nocturnal Thap Rua (Turtle Tower) in the lake of Hanoi (Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam)

Pagoda Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake), Hanoi, Vietnam


Lakefront or Hoan Kiem Lake Hoan Kiem, you can find a pagoda.
Legend has it that the emperor of Vietnam was meditating by the lake, trying to find a strategy to defend against the invading Chinese, when a turtle approached him. The turtle carrying a magic sword called Thuan Thien (heavenly will or Heaven's will) that gave the wearer the strength of 1000 men. With that sword, Vietnam managed to overthrow the invading Chinese.

After winning the battle, the emperor ordered the construction of a pagoda in honor of the tortoise (symbol of longevity in Vietnam).
Inside the pagoda, this turtle is mummified and preserved for posterity.

Pagoda Lake Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Check Pagoda Hanoi Lake (Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam)

Pagoda Lake Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Pagoda Hanoi Lake (Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam)

Pagoda Lake Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Pagoda Hanoi Lake (Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam)

Pagoda Lake Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Pagoda Hanoi Lake (Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam)

Videos Hanoi, Vietnam


This video was shot on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake Hoan Kiem or (Hanoi, Vietnam), here you can find more Vietnam Video.

Crossing the street in Hanoi, Vietnam

Shops in Hanoi

Northeast of Hoan Kiem Lake is the main shopping area of Hanoi, Vietnam. As is customary in Vietnam, in Hanoi shops are of the same type together, so if we want to buy shoes or any shoe, all stores will be found together (see Hanoi Shopping guide).

Despite being fairly narrow streets, hundreds of motorcycle will cross our path.

At night, the same shops in the area, mounted the night market.

Shopping in Hanoi, Vietnam
Commercial area of Hanoi, Vietnam

Shopping in Hanoi, Vietnam
Street vendor in the commercial area of ​​Hanoi, Vietnam

Shopping in Hanoi, Vietnam
In bike and shopping in Hanoi, Vietnam

Shopping in Hanoi, Vietnam
Commercial area of Hanoi, Vietnam. Shopping in Hanoi, Vietnam

Overnight in Hanoi, Vietnam


Although the nightlife in Hanoi (Ha Noi) is not as developed as in Madrid, near Hoan Kiem Lake Hoan Kiem or we can find several cafes located on the roofs of nearby buildings, where in addition to taking a drink, have a privileged view of the city. One of the most famous cafes, coffee is Illy.

Overnight in Hanoi, Vietnam. Night view Hanoi, Vietnam
Overnight in Hanoi, Vietnam. Night view Hanoi, Vietnam
Overnight in Hanoi, Vietnam

Cables in Hanoi, Vietnam

Wiring is very curious in Vietnam. Vietnam's capital Hanoi, is no exception.
Cables in Vietnam.

pagodas

In Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, we can find many pagodas.
One of the most important pagodas, is the Single Column Pagoda or One Pillar Pagoda, Located near the center of Hanoi (Vietnam).

costume vietnam

Ao dai Vietnam is the costume (ao dai). There are many shops where you can order an Ao dai (traditional dress costume Vietnam or Vietnamese).

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