Hanoi - Old Quarters from Higher Up

It is always interesting to observe a city from a higher vantage point. You can see the  city pattern, and how it has grown over the years. 

From here you can see that the Old Quarters is essential a network of narrow streets. Unlike modern cities which are very regimented, here the city looks organic and "lived-in". People are still building and adding on to the existing structures, kind of like a living-organism which is still growing.


eunice said…
I didn't know Halong bay is so far from Hanoi! And I also didn't know that it's such a big area to cover, that one needs to stay there for at least 2 days to visit all sites!

Thank you for sharing!

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Borneoboy said…
Hi Eunice. Actually you can stay much longer in Halong Bay if you want to visit all the interesting sites and have a more relaxing time. But most people would stay 2 days, with one night on the boat. All the meals are provided freshly cooked for you, but make sure you don't get seasick ! Usually they berth at a very sheltered area, so not really a big problem.

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