Hanoi backs plan to build hotel near iconic lake, despite objections

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Hanoi backs plan to build hotel near iconic lake, despite objections

A plan to build a hotel next to the iconic Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi, which experts say will destroy the harmony of the surrounding architecture once completed, has received the go-ahead from the capital’s authorities.

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Hanoi wants Hoan Kiem Lake hotel

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago

Hanoi wants Hoan Kiem Lake hotel

Hanoi authorities have submitted plans to build a hotel by Hoan Kiem Lake and local authorities are seeking the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's permission to start the project this September.

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Hanoi to decorate downtown households

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Hanoi to decorate downtown households

Households around the Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake in the capital city of Hanoi will have their doors and balconies repainted to ensure they match the area’s natural beauty.

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Hanoi vehicle registration offices packed with e-scooter riders

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Hanoi vehicle registration offices packed with e-scooter riders

Electric scooter riders are crowding registration centers in Hanoi to register their vehicles in anticipation of a recent circular slated to take effect next month.

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Italian offers car cleaning service

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Italian offers car cleaning service

An Italian man is earning money by cleaning cars at traffic lights at a junction in Hanoi.

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Action month for environment launched in Vietnam

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Action month for environment launched in Vietnam

A ceremony was hosted in Hanoi yesterday in respond to World Environment Day with the attendance of 1,000 activists, students and local citizens, kicking off the action month for environment in the country.

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Old Quarter threatened by high-rise construction

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Old Quarter threatened by high-rise construction

High-rise construction increasingly threatens architecture and urban planning in the Old Quarter.

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Hanoi lures visitors with new tourism products

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Hanoi lures visitors with new tourism products

Hanoi has been building new tourism products to lure more domestic and foreign visitors to the capital city, affirming its position as a tourism centre of the country, said the municipal Department of Tourism.

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Photo essay: Portraitists in Hanoi

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Photo essay: Portraitists in Hanoi

Visitors to Hanoi can now have their face portrayed by a group of artists at Hoan Kiem Lake at about US$4.5.

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Corpse of Hanoi’s legendary turtle preserved through plastination

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Corpse of Hanoi’s legendary turtle preserved through plastination

The body of the legendary turtle in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake is being preserved through plastination, a lengthy process that began on Thursday, officials announced the same day.

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Hanoi faces possible summer water shortage of 60,000m3 daily

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Hanoi faces possible summer water shortage of 60,000m3 daily

Vietnam’s capital looks set to suffer from a water shortage during the peak of summer as authorities plan for a lack of 60,000 cubic meters of water a day during the period.

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Sword Lake turtle’s body to be plastinated

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Sword Lake turtle’s body to be plastinated

The legendary turtle living in Hoan Kiem Lake (lake of the returned sword), which died in January, will be preserved using a plastination method, according to authorities.

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Olympic Run Day launched in Hanoi

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Olympic Run Day launched in Hanoi

A ceremony to launch the Olympic Run Day for Public Health 2016 was jointly held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Vietnam Olympic Committee on March 26.

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Vingroup buys 65 percent stake in Vietnam state publisher

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Vingroup buys 65 percent stake in Vietnam state publisher

The office building of state-controlled publishing house Savina in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem District. Photo: VNA

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Sword Lake more than 100 years ago

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

Sword Lake more than 100 years ago

VietNamNet Bridge – The Hanoi Museum is displaying a collection of old photos of Hanoi, including pictures of Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake, an icon of the capital city.

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