Hoan Kiem lakeHoan Kiem lake - nice as "corbeille" of flower, in the centre of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem lake is surrounded by Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Thai To, Hang Khay street. These three streets, is 1.800 km long. The surface is the big mirror cat, tortoise.The tortoise is one of four animals (dragon, eagle) is the mind of Vietnamese. This sare kind of tortoise has been existing is lake. It sometimes emerges in the surface. It's very happy for tourist to see it.In lake there are two floating islands. The bigger one is NgocIsland in the North. Near (east), there is the Teh Huc bridge connecting two islands. TortoiseIsland is smaller, there is temple in the South of lake. Among four side, water is twinkling.Time elapsed and in the 20th century, the Lake is smaller, with an area of a little more than 10 hectares and a circumference of roughly two thousand meters. By the start of the century, all the gardens and bamboo groves, hamlets and villages, temples and pagodas, were replaced by … [Read more...] about Relics around the Hoan Kiem Lake
When did you begin paying attention to the Hoan Kiem project? I came to Hanoi two years ago to survey and measure the water level, the mud layer and learn about the creatures in HoanKiemLake. I knew about this lake from the Dean of a Vietnamese scientific university. He told me that Hanoi has a symbolic lake, which was polluted and very difficult to restore. A German colleague of mine then told me more about this lake and I decided to come to Vietnam to survey and improve the lake. So you knew about Hanoi before you came here? Yes, and when I came here, I loved the nature and the people of Hanoi. I felt respect for the history and past of Hanoi at Van Mieu Temple (Temple of Literature). This lake (HoanKiemLake) is the heart of Hanoi's attraction, too. But I'm scared of traffic in Hanoi. I think many foreigners who visit Hanoi for the first time feel like me (smiled). What do you feel about the HoanKiemLake and the old turtle? I'm a European man so my understanding of belief and … [Read more...] about One year to improve Hoan Kiem Lake
The Hanoi Times - Hanoi authorities have agreed in principle the building of a flower road around the HoanKiemLake According to the city's Vice Chairwoman Ngo Thi Thanh Hang, this will be one of the key tasks of the city to promote tourism in 2009 to worth to the capital city. The official assigned the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to combine with the Department of Transport, the Police Agency, and the People's Committee of Hoan Kiem District to design the plan and report to the Hanoi People's Committee. The city also plans to design one or two major city tours. Accordingly, some tourist cars can be allowed to run in the city's centre during the peak hours. Some more information kiosks will be built to provide information to tourists. The Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism suggested releasing a DVD advertising Hanoi's tourism and culture. This DVD will be broadcast on TV, at tourist sites, on aircrafts, etc. The city is considering the … [Read more...] about Hanoi to have street of flowers around Hoan Kiem Lake
The Hanoitimes - Some newspapers recently reported on an ambitious project to breed the old turtle in HoanKiemLake. Ass. Prof. Ha Dinh Duc, a highly regarded researcher of Hanoi and HoanKiemLake's turtle, discussed this issue with Tien Phong newspaper. Dan Tri and VnMedia recently noted that the Hoan Kiem turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is one of the most famous and rarest species of tortoise in the world. There are only four in the world, including two in Vietnam: one in HoanKiemLake and anther in Dong Mo Lake, plus two others in a Chinese zoo. Tim McComack, an export from the Asian Tortoise Preservation Program, explained that the group is conducting research on the Dong Mo Lake turtle to breed more. Nguyen Xuan Thuan, a member of the Asian Tortoise Preservation Programme took photo of a big turtle swimming in Dong Mo Lake in June 2007. In April 2008, some international news wires reported that experts from the Cleveland Metroparks (USA) had discovered a Rafetus … [Read more...] about A new baby for Hoan Kiem Lake’s old turtle?
The new post office was supported by China and was named 7138. It means that the construction started on March 8th 1971. The two-floor building that overlooked Dinh Tien Hoang street was demolished. Instead of it, the five-floor building of 51 metres in width with alshlar paving stone, with a clock on its roof, was basically completed in 1976. Before the clock on Hanoi Post Office appeared, there had been many clocks on the streets. Most remarkable were clocks on the bell tower of the big Church and at Hanoi railway station. But the clock at the Hanoi railway station was destroyed by US bombs on December 26th 1972. After installing the clock on the roof of the office, Chinese experts asked the post office to let Ms Yen be in charge of the clock because she was young and agile. Director of Hanoi Post Office Nguyen Minh Chi agreed with the suggestion. The clock was made in China. According to experts, only two clocks were made according to this model. Four identical faces looked … [Read more...] about Woman spends 20 years setting clock on Hanoi Post Office near Hoan Kiem lake