Lakes provide Hanoi youth respite from scalding heat

By Giang Huy   July 7, 2020 | 03:00 pm GMT+7
As summer cranks up temperatures across the capital, children in several outlying districts splash out at local lakes.
Lakes provide Hanoi youth respite from scalding heat

A group of children in Tram Village, Thuong Tin District flocks to the water each afternoon around sunset.

Lakes provide Hanoi youth respite from scalding heat

The lake was funded by Tram villagers, in need of a place to have fun and escape the heat after school or work.

Lakes provide Hanoi youth respite from scalding heat

Children who frequent the lake, which lies next to National Highway 1A, are mostly aged 10-15.

Lakes provide Hanoi youth respite from scalding heat

Despite the shallow water, derived from the Red River, some swimmers still wear life vests as a precaution.

Lakes provide Hanoi youth respite from scalding heat

Tuan, a local boy, said he and his friends head to the lake to swim and play soccer each afternoon.

Lakes provide Hanoi youth respite from scalding heat

A boy brings a life saver which is an inflated old tire. Many parents said they prefer having their children come to the lake to swim after class, which keeps them away from the TV and video games.

Lakes provide Hanoi youth respite from scalding heat

In Sai Son Commune of Quoc Oai District, locals often flock to Long Tri Lake in front of Thay Pagoda to swim in the afternoon.

Lakes provide Hanoi youth respite from scalding heat

The water in Long Tri Lake is derived mostly from the rain and other natural sources. Locals said household wastewater is not allowed in the lake.

Lakes provide Hanoi youth respite from scalding heat

A boy does a back flip.

Lakes provide Hanoi youth respite from scalding heat

Life vests are a crucial accessories in Vietnam, where drownings remain common.

 
 
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