Sights and sounds of a busy Hanoi , Vietnam

 

Intercontinental Hanoi is probably the best place to stay in Hanoi. 

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Hanoi-4292Hanoi skyline from Intercontinental Overlooking the West lake

Stepping Back in time : West Lake Honoi – Is a fresh water lake in the center of Hanoi created from the curved parts of red river which runs across Vietnam. The red river used to be a prominent trade route to Yunnan province in China and it remained the trade route for the French Indo China and Yunnan

 

Hanoi-4350Hanoi parks and lakes

Stepping Back in time :

Sword lake : This is the beautiful Sword Lake in the middle of Hanoi. Legend has it that it was named so by emperor Lợi when the Turtle God appeared in this lake when he was boating and asked him for his magic sword which he had used in battles to defend from the Ming Dynasty.

 

 

Hanoi-4355Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner are highly social events

 

 

Hanoi-4366Multipurpose ! Bed and Travel

 

 

Hanoi-4367Objects in the rear view mirror appear closer than they are

 

 

Hanoi-4371Traditional dress for women in Vietnam – Ao Dai

Ao Dai literally means a long piece of upper body clothing. It’s the national costume for women in Vietnam. The dress has had political controversy with the erstwhile Communists in North Vietnam condemning the tight fitting westernized version and preferring the loose fitting one. The inconvenience of working while wearing this dress is also supposed to signify feminine behaviors of modesty, caution and gentleness

 

 

Hanoi-4354Cyclo ride is a must do specially around the sword lake and the by lanes around the city

Hanoi-4383 Hanoi-4381People of Hanoi busy with daily work

 

 

 

With some References to Wikipedia

 

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