Places - March 21, 2019 | 01:22 am PT

Thick fog gives Hanoi attractions a mysterious look

Commuters are inconvenienced, but a thick fog that has been enveloping Hanoi has shrouded its attractions in mystery.

For some people, the sight of foggy tourist attractions in the capital city has evoked images of Da Lat, the Central Highlands resort town known for its misty beauty.

The Turtle Tower standing on a small island in the center of Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake, a few minutes walk from the Old Quarter.

The Huc Bridge on the Hoan Kiem Lake looks as though it belongs to a bygone era.

A man sails his boat on Truc Bach Lake, with buildings on its banks barely visible.

Members of a local rowing club practice on the West Lake despite the poor visibility.

The iconic Long Bien Bridge across the Red River.

Vehicles emerge out of the fog on Chuong Duong Bridge.

Soldiers stand guard in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

The Tran Quoc Pagoda on a peninsula on the east side of the West Lake has a blurred look.

Story and Photos by Kieu Duong