Travel Thursday – Thousand Years of Ha Noi


 

Ha Noi 2011, originally uploaded by anthonli.

This giant book statue was set up by the famous sword lake in commemoration of the 1000 years of the founding of Ha Noi. On the left, is the original name, Thang Long, which means “rising dragon”, derived from the vision that inspired King Ly (same family name as me ^_^) to move the capital here.
Ha Noi, the current name, means “inner river”, which describes the Red River that flows through the city.
On the backdrop is the Huc Bridge, the famous red lacquered bridge that is so often associated with modern day Ha Noi.

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