Hanoi, a thousand year old city


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December 24th 2014
Published: December 29th 2014
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As the title says, Hanoi the capital of Vietnam was established in 1010 under a different name. It had several name changes until 1831, when it was re-named 'Hanoi' by King Minh Mang. We were there in July 2010 when the city was preparing for the 1,000 year anniversary of its founding. In July 2010 while I was still stationed in Bangkok, we had a four day weekend, so we decided to travel to Hanoi... Read Full Entry



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One of the luxury hotels in town.
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Lobby of the luxury hotel.
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United States Post Office in the heart of Hanoi!
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Entrance to Indira Gandhi Park in Hanoi.
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Statue of Emperor Ly Thai To in Indira Gandhi Park, Hanoi.
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Close up of the Emperor's statue at Indira Gandhi Park in Hanoi.
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A wedding couple at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi.
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A quiet corner of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi.
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The Morning Sunlight bridge on Hoan Kiem Lake.
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Entrance to Ngoc Son temple in Hanoi.
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Old fellows playing mini mahjong at Ngoc Son temple in Hanoi.
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Preserved image of turtle at Ngoc Son temple in Hanoi.
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Worshippers burning incense at Ngoc Son temple.
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Close up of the turtle image at Ngoc Son temple.
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Thang Long water puppet theater in Hanoi.
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Sign (in French) inside the water puppet theater in Hanoi.
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Me at the water puppet theater in Hanoi.
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Orchestra at the Water Puppet theater in Hanoi.
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The woman at the far left is the vocalist.
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Water puppet show.
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Water puppet show.



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