Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences.
Hoan Kiem Lake (Turtle Lake) is a central feature of Hanoi. Therefore it’s a popular hangout spot throughout the day with locals and tourists. Ngoc Son Temple sits on a small island in the centre of the lake and linked by a bridge, makes a beautiful background for photos.
At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples. This includes the Bach Ma and Đồng Xuân Market, selling street food.