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Hanoi chairman eases concerns about metro station location

The underground station on Hanoi’s future metro line 2 will not harm historical sites surrounding Hoan Kiem, reassured Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of the municipal people’s committee.

Sword Lake - the heart of Hanoi

Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake and its surrounding streets, located in the centre of Hanoi, have always been considered the heart of the capital city as well as its spiritual and cultural hub. 

Hanoi to mark 20th anniversary of City for Peace recognition

A meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of Hanoi’s recognition as ‘City For Peace’ (July 16, 1999-2019) will be held on July 13 at the Ly Thai To Park besides Hoan Kiem lake in the heart of capital city.

Hanoi to install more automatic vending machines in public areas

The initial success in piloting the installation of vending machines in Hoan Kiem Lake and the surrounding areas has proven the advantages of this form of retail in crowded and narrowed areas.


Plan to publically shame litterers proposed in Hanoi

The Hanoi Urban Environment Company has proposed publicising photos of people who litter around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake.


Hanoi - venue of important events

In 1999 Hanoi was the only Asia Pacific country granted the title a ‘City for Peace’ by UNESCO. It is also a venue of many important events, domestically and internationally.


German youth jazz orchestra to perform in Vietnam

LaJazzO, the State Youth Jazz Orchestra of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany, will hold a concert in the pedestrian area near Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi on April 20 and 21, according to the German Cultural Center Goethe Institut.


Hanoi struggles to revive lakes, rivers

The expansion of administrative boundaries and rapid urbanization have put pressure on the network of rivers and lakes in Hanoi.

Investors hunt for street-front houses in old quarters in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge - The number of investors seeking to purchase houses in the old quarter in Hanoi has soared since September. 

Freedom of speech is not freedom to abuse

 Last weekend, a Facebook rant by the mother of a 15-year-old boy against the way he was treated by the police aroused a lot of sympathy and condemnation.

King Kong’s the latest craze in Vietnam

The film Kong: Skull Island, shot in Quang Binh, Ninh Binh, and Quang Ninh provinces last year, has been drawing a lot of attention from Vietnamese authorities, media outlets, and the public. 

97 percent of lakes in Hanoi are polluted

VietNamNet Bridge - The majority of the lakes in Hanoi have become polluted as they are managed with the attitude that ‘everybody’s business is nobody’s business’.

17 must-see destinations in Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – These are images of the most popular tourist sites in Vietnam’s capital city.

Reaction to new pedestrian streets mixed

VietNamNet Bridge – Opening a flow of walking space and offering a new sense of tranquility, the newly-opened pedestrian areas around iconic Hoan Kiem Lake have aroused applause for many tourists and locals.

Planned hotel by Hoan Kiem Lake debated

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi authorities approved a plan to construct a new hotel in September at 22-32 Le Thai To Street, formerly home to the two-storey supermarket Intimex.

Hoan Kiem turtle to be preserved by modern technology

 VietNamNet Bridge – The body of the legendary Hoan Kiem turtle is being preserved in -15 degrees Celsius room to wait for German experts, who will preserve the turtle.

Modern Hanoi through photo exhibition

 VietNamNet Bridge – As the 12th National Party Congress gets underway, the capital city of Hanoi is recognizing the significance of the architectural changes in the city over recent years with an extraordinary photo exhibition

Hoan Kiem turtle to be preserved at Museum of Nature

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Hanoi People's Committee has decided to move the deceased Hoan Kiem turtle to the Museum of Nature (Vietnam Academy of Sciences) for maintenance.

Hanoi - four seasons in one day

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi is cold at night and in early morning with lower temperature. However, at noon and late afternoon, it is as warm as in summer. It seems to experience all four seasons in one day.

Removing mud will clean up Hoan Kiem Lake

 VietNamNet Bridge – Excavating mud from the Hoan Kiem Lake bed, a Ha Noi symbol, will effectively clean it up and save the life of the legendary tortoise,