Hanoi

A megacity on the banks of the Red River.
This one was one of the most interesting moments I’ve ever captured. The storm passed by and left some clouds in the sky in "magic hour".
The wind velocity was very strong so you can see the light changed every minute.
It’s totally free but don't forget to credit to me when you use it for your work ;)
- Minh Luu - Email: luuquangminhphoto@gmail.com - Website: https://minhluu.com/ | Hanoi in Vietnam
Sipping Coffee above the intersection in Hanoi, Vietnam | Hanoi in Vietnam
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Coffee Shop | Hanoi in Vietnam
St.Joseph’s Cathedral in the weekend | Hanoi in Vietnam
Lăng Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh | Hanoi in Vietnam
Một bát phở bò chín ăn cùng quẩy | Hanoi in Vietnam
Pont du soleil levant sur le lac Hoan Kiem | Hanoi in Vietnam
An annual festival in Trung Tu Village (15/3 lunar calendar) | Hanoi in Vietnam
Chính Bắc Môn (正北門) | Hanoi in Vietnam
Một vi:ông đồ đang viết vi:thư pháp trên vi:giấy dó. Ảnh do người truyền lên chụp tại vi:Văn Miếu-Quốc Tử Giám, vi:Hà Nội, vi:Tết vi:2006. | Hanoi in Vietnam
Prunus persica (hoa đào) in Nhật Tân, Hanoi, Vietnam | Hanoi in Vietnam
Constellation of Literature pavilion - Temple of Literature, Hanoi, Vietnam. | Hanoi in Vietnam
House of Parliament in Hanoi, Vietnam | Hanoi in Vietnam
The Presidential Palace of Vietnam, located in the city of Hanoi, was built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina. It was constructed by Auguste Henri Vildieu, the official French architect for Vietnam. Like most French colonial architecture, the palace is pointedly European- the only visual cues that it is located in Vietnam at all are mango trees growing on the grounds. The striking yellow palace stands behind wrought iron gates flanked by sentry boxes. It incorporates elements of Italian Renaissance design, including: * aedicules * a formal piano nobile reached by a grand staircase * broken pediments * classical columns * quoins When Vietnam achieved independence in 1954, Ho Chi Minh refused to live in the grand structure for symbolic reasons, although he still received state guests there, and he eventually built a traditional Vietnamese stilt house and carp pond on the grounds. Today, Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum stands nearby and the Presidential Palace remains part of Hanoi's cultural core. The palace hosts government meetings. It is not open to the public, although one may walk around the grounds for a fee. [Wikipedia.org] | Hanoi in Vietnam
The Old Quarter (Phố cổ Hà Nội) of Hanoi, the historical civic urban core of Hanoi, located outside the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long to the north of the Hoàn Kiếm Lake. | Hanoi in Vietnam
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City of smiles | Hanoi in Vietnam
Chùa Một Cột | Hanoi in Vietnam
Constellation of Literature pavilion - Temple of Literature, Hanoi, Vietnam. | Hanoi in Vietnam
Old Quarter street scene, Hanoi (2) | Hanoi in Vietnam
Lễ hội chùa Hương | Hanoi in Vietnam
Noi Bai International Airport | Hanoi in Vietnam
Bảo tàng Chiến thắng B52 | Hanoi in Vietnam
Young Vietnamese ladies in áo dài during the APEC 2006 event | Hanoi in Vietnam
Lotte Center Hanoi đang xây dựng | Hanoi in Vietnam
Tháp Bút (Pen Tower) with a phrase "Tả thanh thiên" (meaning "Write on the sky") next to Hoàn Kiếm Lake (2007) | Hanoi in Vietnam
Vietnam | Hanoi in Vietnam
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Capital of 🇻🇳 Vietnam with a population of around 8.1 million people.

The Vietnamese capital is a dizzying, intoxicating metropolis where ancient traditions and modern dynamism collide in a heady, spicy mix. From the frenetic streets of the Old Quarter, with its street food and chaotic markets, to the French colonial architecture and leafy boulevards of the city centre, Hanoi is a beguiling and constantly surprising city. Motorbikes whiz past ancient temples and noodle stalls, while a seemingly never-ending stream of scooters vie for space on the city’s clogged streets.Pause for a coffee at a pavement cafe and watch the world go by, then explore the warren of backstreets in the fascinating Dong Xuan Market. Sample some of the city’s fiery cuisine, and finish up with a relaxing drink on a street-side bar watching the world go by.

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Hanoi is a bit tricky to review for me. I have been there a few times as a tourist, and I also worked for a company headquartered in Hanoi for 18 months which made me visit several times for work as well. I really like the food, with Northern style phở (noodle soup), fun drinks and desserts such as sữa chua nếp cẩm (sweet purple rice with yoghurt and ice), and my absolute favorite in all of Vietnam bún chả hà nội (grilled meatballs with rice noodles and pickled veggies). And even if it might not be the best beer in the world, one can't forget bia hơi (fresh beer) where a round for all your friends costs less than a bus ticket in Europe. The city definitely also has some beautiful parts with its lakes, narrow streets, and great historic buildings. But... I do find it a bit drab and cold overall. Especially when comparing it to Ho Chi Minh City which is vibrant and full of positive energy. I can't really explain why. I will be back. But perhaps mostly to finally visit Sapa and go kayaking in Ha Long Bay again.

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You can expect temperatures of around NaN° Celsius in June during the day in Hanoi.