Lights illuminate the city’s modern side in this photo essay
The mausoleum of late President Ho Chi Minh with the capital’s iconic bridges Long Bien (L) and Chuong Duong (R). Photo credit: Zing
Long Bien Bridge, the first iron bridge built over the Red River, connects Hoan Kiem and Long Bien Districts. After around three centuries, the bridge has become an icon of the city’s history.
The Red River through Hoan Kiem and Ba Dinh districts.
Chuong Duong, another bridge over the Red River connecting Long Bien and Hoan Kiem districts. It has been in use since 1985.
Ho Guom (Sword Lake) is surrounded by major buildings including the city’s government office and Hanoi Post Office.
Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc square, which is named after an educational institution that existed in Hanoi for a short time at the beginning of the 20th century and aimed to reform Vietnamese society under French colonialism. It is at the crossroads point of Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Dao and Hang Gai Streets to the northeast of Sword Lake.
Ba Mau Lake on Le Duan Street and opposite Bay Mau Lake in Thong Nhat Park.
Pillars for the capital’s first elevated railway project on Dong Da, or Hoang Cau, Lake.
Keangnam Landmark Tower, the current tallest building in Vietnam with 72 floors.
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel and its surroundings.
The street between Daewoo Hotel and the 65-story Lotte Center Hanoi.
Nguyen Chi Thanh, one of the biggest roads in Hanoi.
The West Lake
Thang Long Boulevard, an expressway connecting Hanoi with the Ho Chi Minh Road that runs to other provinces.
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