We arrived in Hanoi at about 4.30 am wee hour in the morning. We felt it was not nice to wake up the Wing Hotel’s warden so early (they have curfew at night), so went to Hoan Kiem Lake to get a feel of Hanoi in the morning instead. The bonus for the early bird was sunrise over Hoan Kiem Lake.
Great view of the time-less Thap Rua (The Tortoise Tower) reflected in the Hoan Kiem Lake in the dim light of the rising sun.
Hanoi collective morning gymnastics around Hoan Kiem Lake. The Vietnamese exercising, stretching, mediating and practicing martial arts and dancing aerobics to energetic techno music. They were so energetic while I must be looked pretty bad, exhausted and sleepy.