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Hanoi to install free wi-fi hotspots around Hoan Kiem Lake

Tourists and locals will soon be able to get connected at the heart of the capital.

Best spots for free wi-fi in Hanoi's Old Quarter

All you need to know about the pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lake. The changes are effective starting September 1.

Exciting social activities at Hanoi's weekend walking street

Despite the concerns of local Hanoians, Ho Guom walking street has become a great place to go at the weekend, with many great social activities taking place.
November 25, 2016 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

Giant turtle statue proposal fails to float Hanoi's boat

It could be Vietnam’s Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty, or it could just get in the way - you decide.
March 29, 2017 | 03:33 pm GMT+7

Then and now: Hanoi's Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake has witnessed dramatic changes to the capital over the last century.
April 02, 2017 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Hanoi rejects idea of building turtle statue as new icon

Officials say the capital city already has many architectural and historic symbols and doesn't need a new one.
May 13, 2017 | 11:57 am GMT+7

Hanoi to clean up iconic lake two years after legendary turtle dies of pollution

The popular Hoan Kiem Lake is contaminated with harmful bacteria and toxic metals.
November 28, 2017 | 03:57 pm GMT+7

Majestic swans take to the waters of Hanoi's legendary 'Turtle Lake'

Most locals are in favor of the feathery additions, but some older residents are not so sure. 
February 05, 2018 | 04:13 pm GMT+7

Swans removed from Hanoi’s central lake as deemed at odds with turtle legend

Despite public support, the new attraction did not last more than a day.
February 06, 2018 | 09:30 am GMT+7

Hanoi to open walking streets to vehicles during Tet

Vehicles will be allowed to enter the walking zone around Hoan Kiem Lake.
February 13, 2018 | 04:58 pm GMT+7

Now's the best time to visit Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake, and here's why

You don’t have to wait till autumn for a spot of 'leaf-peeping' in Vietnam's capital.
March 14, 2018 | 04:17 pm GMT+7

Two Vietnamese locales get autumn stars

The Sword Lake and Mu Cang Chai are among 15 best places to enjoy the autumn in Asia.
October 04, 2018 | 09:48 am GMT+7

Dos and don’ts for the Hoan Kiem Lake metro station

Georgetown and Paris show what should and shouldn’t be done to preserve the Hoan Kiem Lake area’s unique charms.
October 30, 2018 | 10:56 am GMT+7

Hanoians try to stay warm up as it gets very cold

Vietnam’s capital city is experiencing a biting cold spell with temperatures falling below 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit).
December 30, 2018 | 11:49 pm GMT+7

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.
March 21, 2019 | 04:22 pm GMT+7
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