Visit another Hanoi: early in the morning
- on Jun 27, 2020       By: BN
Far from the hustle and bustle of the day, there is a new Hanoi for travellers that is cherished by those who get up early. You can visit another Hanoi in the early morning where calm still reigns over the city. It’s a painting that inspires full serenity and pure happiness that only morning people know. From morning exercise, meditation to meetings in the cool morning temperatures... Let’s go on a tour of Hanoi lakes and the old quarter.
With the exception of people who have to get up early for work, the majority of the morning people who exercise at dawn are elderly. No matter what the weather, we see a strong attachment to the search for a balance between body and mind, a tendency to a culture of urban populations.
Generations take advantage of the morning awakening to cool themselves by Hoan Kiem Lake, nestled in the beating heart of the city.
Daily exercise, Hoan Kiem Lake (Returned sword)
Friends may have some chit chat after jogging around the lake in the morning, a popular routine for retirees.
Women are chatting in the early morning, on the shores of the Great Lake or West Lake, the largest natural lake in Hanoi.
Locals in Hanoi, especially the elderly, keep up the habit of getting information in the morning with a newspaper.
Even though the latest news is easily available in a digital format.
Rest quietly while waiting for the first customer of the day.
A grandma breathes the freshness of the morning in front of her house in Hang Bac Street in the old quarter of Hanoi.
You can have breakfast on the street at a time when shops and restaurants are still sleeping.
An eatery sets up early in the street, a corner for morning tea, an ancestral custom of the Vietnamese.
Graffiti can only be seen when the stores are closed, from midnight to 7 or 8 a.m.
With her yoke, a street-seller walks the streets as usual, among the men who meditate before dawn on West Lake.