I was in Hanoi and knew that I had to go to Hoan Kiem Lake early morning.
I had read that on the internet while I was preparing for the trip.
I read that a lot of people, young and old, would be there to do some exercise like yoga or tai chi. So the second day of my visit I got up early and went to Hoan Kiem Lake.
My hotel, Rainbow Hotel, was not that far from the lake so it took me 5 minutes walking to get there.
Immediately I saw people standing on the sidewalk, doing some work out. I even heard some music and when I walked there I saw many people dancing. It was real nice to see.
I didn’t dance myself, and I was glad nobody asked me 🙂
Although the music was everything from classic to poprock.
People brought their birds with them, there were a lot of birdboxes hanging in the trees like this.
I saw this statue of Ly Thai To in a street near Hoan Kiem Lake, there was probably some festivity the day before because there were a lots of flowers at the foot of the statue.
The picture below is the parc behind it.
The next day I saw a wedding taking place there.
The chapel in the middle was used for the ceremony. Very nice!!
You see the Turtle tower behind me.
Behind the old man, who is doing his workout at Hoan Kiem Lake, you also see the tower.
That was a lovely morning at Hoan Kiem Lake.
After that I went exploring the city on the back of a motorbike,
so into the busy traffic 🙂