The area around Hoan Kiem Lake is like the spiritual and physical heart of Hanoi. At time of changing seasons and on holidays there is most probably no Hanoian who don’t visit this special place. If you happen to catch a glimpse of the head of the big turtle living here in the lake is considered extremely lucky.
So I went there as well and didn’t get a glimpse of the turtles head but I got a glimpse of the little photographer taking his time shooting along different places in the area.
He photographed the turtle tower at the northern end of Hoan Kiem Lake. This tower has been build to honor the magic turtle who is said to still guard the sword of Le Loi.
Der Ngoc Son Temple is one of the picturesque temple in Hanoi and as well at Hoan Kiem Lake built on an islet at a place where in the 16th to 18th century you would have found a country villa. In the 19th century the site became a Buddhist pagoda.
It seems the little photographer was interested in the Old Quarter as well. He seemed to have a lot of fun.