Friday, July 17, 2009

Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam

Probably the most photographed bridge in Vietnam. It leads to the temple by Hoan Kiem Lake.
Jade Mountain Lake Temple by the lake.

Panoramic view of Hoan Kiem Lake (lake of the returned sword). An interesting legend is associated with the lake. Situated in the Old Quarters of Hanoi, it's a lively area with cafes, bus stations and locals out for a stroll. But beware of scammers and pickpockets. Someone tried to open my backpack but fortunately I was vigilant. Young girls will befriend you but it's wise to simply ignore them unless you want to end up robbed (happened to a friend whose commonsense suddenly deserted him).

Seniors enjoying a game of Chinese chess.

Brew your own coffee. The coffee brewing paraphernalia makes a good souvenir or gift.


  1. Interesting bridge. Look like a gigantic centipede :)

  2. To be candid, my mind harboured such a thought but never made the connection. Thanks.A photographer like you has an eye for seeing things from different perspectives.

  3. Wonderful to note this blog is going places like its blogger. Keep up the interesting posts Roger. Soon yours will showcase the world about exotic Asia.
    James Chua
    Ipoh, Perak