Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

People have rushed to commercial centres and supermarkets in their droves across Hanoi to avoid the searing heat that has hit the capital in recent days. 

In contrast, few people are taking part in the usually popular outdoor entertainment activities around the city.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

The outdoor entertainment areas on pedestrian streets around Hoan Kiem, also known as Sword Lake, are quiet with relatively few people visiting them during the hot spell.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

The heat wave has driven people to commercial centres fitted with air-conditioning with large numbers of people going to the capital’s many shopping centres.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

The fast food area in AEON Mall appears to be crowded.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

Children enjoy playing games at the indoor entertainment area in AEON Mall.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

Savico Megamall is also proving to be a popular destination among families.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

Children are elated to have the chance to experience the mobile games in Savico Megamall.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

The usually bustling pedestrian streets around Hoan Kiem are deserted.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

Due to the hot weather few people are taking part in activities around Sword Lake.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

Nghia Do park in Cau Giay district is empty at mid-day.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

Nguyen Thu Thuy from Cau Giay district says she only allows her son to play outdoors for 20 minutes to protect him from the heat.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

It is a similar sight in Thu Le park which has no visitors.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

Workers rest in the shade in front of the entrance to Thu Le park. They note how fewer people are visiting the zoo because of the prolonged heat wave.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

An indoor entertainment area for children in Thu Le park is quieter than on normal days.

Prolonged heat wave drives visitors to commercial centres across Hanoi

In contrast, commercial centres are packed with visitors.

 

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