February 19, 2015

Hanoi, Vietnam

What Lonely Planet said: Showcasing sweeping boulevards, tree-fringed lakes and ancient pagodas, Hanoi is Asia’s most atmospheric capital. Just don't expect a sleepy ambiance. It's an energetic city on the move, and Hanoi’s ambitious citizens are determined to make up for lost time.

I was there: June 7, 2012, June 10, 2012, June 12, 2012

Camera used: Canon EOS 40D, Samsung Galaxy Note

Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh

Presidential Palace

Decoration on the gate of the palace

Old HQ of the Vietnamese communists

Lake beside Uncle Ho's house

Uncle Ho's home

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Uncle Ho

One Pillar Pagoda near Uncle Ho's home and museum

Patrols at the tourist attractions

A gatehouse

Sculpture park at the Hanoi Batanical Garden

Lake at the botanical garden

St Joseph's Cathedral

Beautiful stained glass

A Buddhist temple undergoing reconstruction

Inside the temple
Another small temple

Red bridge crossing the Hoan Kiem lake

There is a temple on an island in the lake

Youths performing on the weekend at Hoan Kiem Lake