The pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hoan Kiem pedestrian zone – an attraction of Hanoi

Along with famous destinations like Ngoc Son Temple, Hoa Lo prison historical relic site, and Bach Ma Temple, the pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi has become an attraction that lure throngs of visitors to the capital on the weekends.

Introducing the website to visitors (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi launches interactive tourism website

Hanoi’s downtown district of Hoan Kiem on May 20 launched its tourism website at different addresses of http://hoankiem360.vn , http://hoankiem360.com , http://hoankiem360.com.vn and http://hoankiem.net.vn , aiming to promote its tourism potential and attract more tourists to the locality.

Exhibition ‘Hanoi Architects with Hanoi” kicked off

Exhibition ‘Hanoi Architects with Hanoi” kicked off

Within series of Exhibition ‘Hanoi Architects with Hanoi’, the exhibition and awarding ceremony for ‘Public space design contest for an exciting Hanoi’ will be organized in two days ( February 2-3) at Phung Hung street by UN-Habitat, in association with Ha Noi Architect Association and Center of Live and Learn for Environment and Community.
People run for traffic victims

People run for traffic victims

Though Hanoi was shivering with cold, many locals still took part in a run in Hoan Kiem Lake for traffic safety yesterday in response to the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
 
Red ear turtles intrude Hoan Kiem Lake

Red ear turtles intrude Hoan Kiem Lake

Although Hanoi citizens have been requested to collect and destroy red ear turtles, known to be the most dangerous invasive species in the world, visitors saw vast numbers of this species at Hoan Kiem Lake which is a sanctuary of the legendary turtle. The old turtle is now being menaced by the red ear turtle.