Lost in a dream: Thick fog blankets Hanoi in mystical haze

By Ngoc Thanh   January 16, 2018 | 01:53 pm GMT+7

It can be a nuisance for commuters, but the fog provides rare beautiful moments for tourists.

Thick fog surrounds the Sword Lake in central Hanoi on Tuesday morning. Temperatures were around 17 degrees Celsius (63 Fahrenheits).

Thick fog surrounded Hoan Kiem Lake in central Hanoi on Tuesday morning. Temperatures were around 17 degrees Celsius (63 Fahrenheit).

The usual crowds or morning exercisers are absent from the lake.

The usual crowds of morning exercisers were absent.

Tourists take photos of the rare moment on the red bridge across the lake.

Tourists taking photos of the rare moment on the famous bridge over the lake.

Weather reports said humidity from the sea has formed a fog cover all over the northern region, thicker in mountainous and coastal areas.

Weather reports said humidity from the sea had formed a fog covering the northern region, and was especially thick in mountainous and coastal areas.

Cars turn on their headlights as drivers only have clear vision within one kilometer.

Drivers turned on their headlights as visibility was low.

A woman cleans her glasses from fog droplets at a red light.

A woman cleaning the condensation from her glasses.

Vendors are about to cross the Long Bien Bridge at 8:20 a.m.

Vendors crossing Long Bien Bridge at 8:20 a.m.

A woman covers her head with a plastic bag to keep her hair from getting wet.

A woman wearing a plastic bag to stop her hair from getting wet.

Hanoi is still blurry at 10 a.m. Thick morning fog is forecast to linger for at least three more days.

Hanoi was still a blur at 10 a.m. Thick morning fog is forecast to linger for at least three more days.

 
 
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