Hoàn Kiếm Lake

Yesterday i went to buy a another battery for my camera. The shop is near a Hoàn Kiếm lake. Hoàn Kiếm lake mean lake of restored sword, also known as Hồ Gươm – Sword lake. The lake is in the historical center of Hanoi, the capital of my country – Vietnam. The name of lake originated in legend.

According to the legend, emperor Lê Lợi handed the magic sword back to Golden Turle God (Kim Qui) in lake which helped him win a his revolt against the Chinese Ming Dynasty. As a result, the lake rename present name. The lake was formarly known as Lục Thủy meaning Green water.Image

At the corner of the lake

And you can see the Turle Tower is tanding on a small island near the centre of the lake which link to the legend.

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Turle Tower

There is the Temple of the Jade Mountain (Ngọc Sơn Temple) on the Jade island near Norther shore of lake. It was erected in 18th centery to honor the 13-centery military leader Trần Hưng Đạo.

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The Jade island is connected to the shore by the wooden red painted the Huc bridge meaning the Morning Sunsight Bridge.

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Floating cake.

Today is a “Tết Hàn Thực” in my country. It is a festival celebrated on the third day of the third lunar. In this holiday, people make bánh trôi (floating cake) and worship their acestors. Floating cake made of  bits brown sugar wrapped in glutinous rice paste and cooked by scalding in boiling water.

i have just made them. I took some photos. Foating cake is be round but i don’t made it well.ImageImage

 

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Cobwed after rain.

it was drizzle this morning when i had my breakfast. There are some sunny days before the weather turned colder. I took this photo when it stopped rain. There is not spider because it runned away because of rain. As a result, it was only cobweb without spider.Image

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Birds

I took some photos after eating lunch. There are some animal protected organization around my office. As a result, there are very much birds. If you are here, you will always hear birds sing. It is a reason i want to work there. i often go for a walk. It like a small forest because there are much trees.

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My day off

Today is my day off. I took some photos of butterfly and bee. It is a small field but they don’t plant anything. As a result there are only wild grass. I also don’t know name of these wild grass but i see it is very beautiful.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

They are honey-bee. These bees are sucking honey.

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These flowers are very small. They are very beautiful. I love them despite i don’t know their name.

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Kim Ma street in Vietnam

This morning when i got off the bus and went along Kim Ma street to my office, i snatched a beatiful photos. When you look at this photo you will find 2 different colors. The weather turned colderImageImage

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Cham Island in Vietnam

Although i live in Vietnam but it is the first i go to Cham Island. I actually impressed with the blue water

We have to rent a machine-canoe to go to there. It is a interesting experienceImageImage

There are some small island near Cham Island.

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