Hoàn Kiếm Lake

Locals say you can’t know Hanoi unless you know Hoan Kiem. Hoan Kiem Lake is a medallion of avocado green water in the city. Along this 25-acre oasis, you’ll find a shady promenade abuzz with peddlers, hustlers, lovers, chess players, and tourists. For the best introduction to Hanoi, take a stroll around this soulful space.

Locals say you can’t know Hanoi unless you know Hoan Kiem. Hoan Kiem Lake is a medallion of avocado green water in the city. Along this 25-acre oasis, you’ll find a shady promenade abuzz with peddlers, hustlers, lovers, chess players, and tourists. For the best introduction to Hanoi, take a stroll around this soulful space.

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    Hanoi lies at the heart of Vietnam’s ancient culture. The bulldozer of the 20th-century made few incursions here. The French districts, with their Indochinese architectural marvels and art moderne villas, evoke a pinch of nostalgia for colonial days (regardless of how we feel about colonialism). Since the late 1960s and the advent of the doi […]

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