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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Vietnam

I have been to Ho Chi Minh Vietnam twice but have never been to Hanoi. When my hubby told me that he is going there for a meeting, i immediately said i want to "tumpang "  ^_^.

We were staying around the Old Quarter area, Hoan Kiem Lake is a great landmark in this Old Quarter area. I had a leisurely stroll around this area by my own..

 It is so easy to notice the french influence in the architecture here


this is a school

I guess these two buildings are government departments.



I saw few couples taking wedding photo here.


Another couple

Now i reached the Hoan Kiem Lake..

Nothing much to see actually..



Vietnamese children with their teacher






There is this little pagoda type structure that stands in the centre of the Lake but I wasn't sure what its significance was.


across the road from this lake, saw this huge statue..

This is the night view of this lake..



Amie said...

Hi Sonia,
tentu menarik di sana...

Artsylicious said...

I was anticipating to see some Vietnamese yummy food as I love them so much....haha!

Chef and Sommelier said...

I've never been to Hanoi but looks interesting.

We were at central Vietnam specifically Danang and Hue in June this year and I like it. Check out my travel posts. :)

sabrina 莎莎 said...

先进的商店环境~~ 却有个挑着担子的婆婆经过。。。还蛮有趣哦!!特色极了~~

zila norazila said...

hi sonia ..
best place..nice capture also.:)

The Experimental Cook said...

This is very lovely - you are making me excited about my Hanoi holiday next month! I wanted to give the French Qtr a miss but your photos show lots of architectural attractions. Looks like I am back to the drawing board to fit in this place. Thanks!

Mel said...

Lovely photos taken. Hopefully I have a chance to go for a holiday there.

Li Shuan said...

2 yrs ago my husband asked me whether I wanted to go with him, I suggested to him that his father might want to go with him. So I stay home instead.hehe.... Next time ...next time I might want to follow. Thanks for sharing the photos and awaiting more to come.

Simple Person said...

I been to Vietnam once

Baby Sumo said...

I noticed that their buildings look very new!

Anonymous said...

Aww if only I knew you were visiting my hometown (: I'm a frequent reader of nasilemaklover, and I'd love to show you the hidden culinary treasures around HK lake!

Anonymous said...

Oh about the pagoda-like structure in the middle of the lake~~ we call it "Thap Rua", which translates literally as "Turtle tower". There's a humongous (i.e. >1m long) species of turtle that dwells in the lake. The occasions that they surface usually coincide with big events of the nation as well, so we consider them holy and it's extreme good luck if you spot them!! http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2063308,00.html.
(Actually centuries ago the islet was for kings' fishing pleasure (!). Then some aristocrat built the mini tower there in remembrance of his deceased father. Then somehow the tower has become associated with turtles xD).

Agnes CF Lee said...

are the roses real?? I heard things a cheap in vietnam, is it true?

Agnes CF Lee said...

are the roses real?? I heard things a cheap in vietnam, is it true?

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

I forgot whether south or north Vietnam's people can speak French very fluently! How did you find the food there?

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Me have not go Hanoi yet...

PH said...

Another interesting place to visit!

Sokehah cheah said...

Ya, there's nothing much to see in Hanoi. Did you watch the water puppet show? That was an eye opener!

Unknown said...

Wah...saja saja go holiday eh. Must be a nice trip.

Unknown said...

Look at those lake view and flowers...very nice.

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Elaine said...

Lovely photos, looking forward to your photos on the food!

Choi Yen said...

Look at those innocent curious face of the kids, so cute~

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Nice pics about Hanoi. :) truly reflect the life styles and culture there. Thanks for sharing!

Bakericious said...

so much changes on Hanoi, I shd pay a visit again since my last visit was more than 10 yrs ago lol.

Ana Regalado said...

The architecture looks great ! Wish I can make tumpang as well ! lol

mui mui said...

Interesting place. Nice pictures!!
Looking forward for your next batch of pictures:D

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

KimlienHg, Thank you so much for your explanation..

Agnes, yes, is fresh rose..

Anonymous said...

Very nice photo.. just came back from my Hoi An trip yesterday. Hoi An is a very nice place, can consider for your next trip. Really enjoy the food, shopping and sightseeing in Hoi An & Hue...thanks for sharing your Hanoi trip. Angeline Woon

Sugarhigh said...


I'm going to Hanoi next Friday. Have not planned the itinerary yet. Can you suggest of the nice places to visit and good place for shopping? TQ!

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