The Long Bien Bridge and West Lake in Hanoi

Yesterday was a long day walking. I did almost 10 miles walking and over 20k steps. I walked up to the Long Bien Bridge which is historically important to Hanoi. I walked on the bridge and its kind of interesting and perhaps frightening some times. The bridge is only open to foot traffic and motor cycles and there are train tracks down the middle. It crosses the Red River. I walked about half way and felt a bit uncomfortable so turned around and walked back. The bridge itself is interesting to photograph as you get a view both of history and the Hanoi sprawl below. Here are some pictures of the bridge and what I saw below.

Amazing site to see and read the history of the bridge. I really liked being able to walk on the bridge and take some shots from there.

After I returned, I walked over to the largest fresh water lake in Hanoi known as West Lake. Its much different than Hoan Kiem Lake in size and use I think. Its a beautiful body of water which I walked around the south of. Here are some shots of the lake I took while walking around the southern and southwestern side of the lake. It was simply a beautiful day yesterday to do the walking!

Just a beautiful locale.

Finally, took some shots of Hanoi and the streets and the amazing architecture and markets all over the place. I really love this city folks.

An amazing day of walking Hanoi and I have to admit it wore me out. The pizza and beers after were especially valued.

Author: Michael Perry

I've been blogging for over 20 years and now am living in Southeast Asia. The blog is about my slow vagabonding wherever I want to go. My home base is in Cambodia but I'm rarely there.