Tourists and locals will soon be able to get connected at the heart of the capital thanks to free wi-fi policy.
There’s a Hanoian saying that “Tụ thủy, tụ nhân” – where there are lakes, there will be crowds of people which is the reason why Hanoi has been the capital for over a thousand years. Numerous foreigners to Hanoi get amazed by the number of large lakes in the city. The capital with high population density where living area even seems to be limited still remains those large lakes. Hanoi has over 100 lakes ranging all around the city. Besides man-made lakes (Văn lake, Ngọc Khánh lake, Thành Công lake), there are spectacular natural lakes such as Restored Sword lake, West Lake, Trúc Bạch lake, Thiền Quang lake, etc. The five lakes including West Lake, Sword Lake, Bảy Mẫu, Ngọc Khánh, and Đồng Nhân lakes are the most well-known representing the five basic elements.
It’s is pagoda that remains cultural heritage of Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general. Each visitor of Hanoi has their own feelings towards this thousand year civilization. However, the ancient, various-cultural value city is the common image to stay in their mind about Hanoi. Therefore, let’s take a journey to pagodas to explore that old Hanoi.