Modern Hanoi The Totally New Look

Modern Hanoi The Totally New Look

Whenever we talk about Hanoi, we often talk about the over 1000 years of history. Hanoi has been known as an old capital city of Vietnam with its ancient values and standards. We often talk about the Old Quarter, the French architecture, and the long cultural lifestyle… of the Hanoian people.

But here in this post, I’m going to show you a totally new look at Hanoi: the modern look of Hanoi by night. It is going to be about modern Hanoi, the skyscrapers, new buildings, and new architecture. A picture says a thousand words. Here is a series of pictures of modern Hanoi looked at from above, in the night. All pictures are taken and credited by my friends in Hanoi’s Panorama and Skyline group.

An absolutely new look of the modern Hanoi by pictures

Hanoi Kengnam tower
Hanoi Kengnam tower

Hanoi is now growing to the skies. We have been extending Hanoi both vertically and horizontally. This is Kengnam Tower- the highest skyscraper in Hanoi so far.  More and more of these kinds of buildings are on the way. This is a good solution for the lack of houses and apartments in the developing modern Hanoi.

Hanoi's Electricity Company grand tower
Hanoi’s Electricity Company Grand Tower

A big contrast of the old and the new, the highs and the lows. I see here a dynamic modern Hanoi, a growing-up city. Yes, it is developing, and developing fast. There are around 10 million people in Hanoi and they all need shelter. Apartments are being built in great quantity to supply shelters for the huge population of modern Hanoi.

Hanoi's Lotte tower
Hanoi’s Lotte tower

I bet you cannot tell this is Hanoi just by looking at the picture. This looks like a developed city somewhere in the Western world. See that crane?  Yes, more modern Hanoi’s buildings are coming. This is Hanoi’s Lotte Tower- a shopping mall, office, and apartment building that looks from the West Lake.

Hanoi's J.W Marriot hotel
Hanoi’s J.W Marriot hotel

Tourism in Hanoi and in Vietnam has been increasing a great deal. More and more people from the world know about Vietnam and want to visit this remote corner of the world. And to welcome you all many new hotels are being built in Hanoi. This is the brand new J.W Marriot hotel, a 5-star hotel built in the new area of Hanoi.

Hanoi Intercontinental Hotel
Hanoi Intercontinental Hotel

Looking for the combination between the old and the new? Here is a picture of the Hanoi Intercontinental West Lake. It is located in the legendary West Lake with a modern structure. Stay in comfort but feel the tradition!

Nhat Tan bridge
Nhat Tan bridge

And to welcome travelers from the world we built this brand new Nhat Tan bridge. This was built at the same time as the new Hanoi International Airport and Vo Nguyen Giap High way. This helps travelers to travel faster and much more convenient to modern Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum by night
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum by night

Back to something traditional? Here is a rare picture of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in the night. And you can see clearly the Parliament House right in the front. In this area, no high buildings are allowed as concern of security.

Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake

You have probably walked many times around this lake. But I bet it is a surprise to know this is the famous Hoan Kiem Lake- the very center of Hanoi. This is also a height-restricted area. Skyscrapers are not allowed to be built around here. That is a very good idea to keep the traditional and historical area of Hanoi capital city. Together with the modern Hanoi, we have to keep our core value as a 1000-year city.

West lake and Truc Back Lake
West Lake and Truc Back Lake

Another modern Hanoi look. This is Thanh Nien Road separating the West Lake and Truc Bach Lake. This is a favorite road for lovers to hang out in the late afternoon and the sunset over the lakes is stunning. The West Lake is also a living area for the wealthy in Hanoi.

Those above are some pictures of the modern Hanoi. I bet it is a nice surprise for you to see Hanoi this different. I hope to have a chance to take you all to these places mentioned above. Then you can compare the traditional Hanoi and the modern Hanoi.

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