Hanoi Skyline from Lotte Tower

Hanoi skyline from Lotte Tower was not I expected. From up there, the city seems so calm and organized. There are no traces of the chaotic life on the streets of Hanoi. If there’s one thing that’s consistent with the city’s skyline, it’s the pollution. A friend of mine said that even before the coronavirus outbreak, people of Hanoi were already wearing masks. That’s how serious the pollution problem in Hanoi is.

Hanoi Skyline from Lotte Tower Vietnam
Hanoi Skyline from Lotte Tower (Vietnam)

We were on the observation deck of Lotte Tower in time for the sunset but all we could see was a tiny line of the setting sun. Despite very good weather that day, the sun was too shy to come out behind the smog. Or maybe, it was just my unlucky day not able to see a spectacular sunset from up there.

Hanoi Skyline from Lotte Tower Vietnam
Hanoi Skyline from Lotte Tower (Vietnam)

The Lotte Center Tower

It is Hanoi’s second tallest tower – after Hanoi Keangnam Tower.

Things to do Vietnam Lotte Center
Lotte Center Tower

With a spacious observation deck on the 65th floor, you’ll see Hanoi’s skyline in all directions. Its 360-degree view is worth the money you paid for.

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The pollution in Hanoi is really serious.

Unlike any other towers I’ve been to, Lotte Tower has a glass skywalk, not for the faint of heart. They really designed and built it for visitors not just to enjoy the views but also to take the best photos they can brag and post on their social media accounts.

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Things to do in Hanoi (Vietnam)

One skywalk has a mural of giant wings good for solo travelers. πŸ˜‰

Hanoi Skyline from Lotte Tower Skywalk Vietnam
Hanoi Skyline from Lotte Tower Skywalk (Vietnam)

And the other skywalk has a red heart good for a couple or group photo op.

Hanoi Skyline from Lotte Tower Skywalk Vietnam
Hanoi Skyline from Lotte Tower Skywalk (Vietnam).

You can also see the wide space of the West Lake (Tay Ho) shaped like a heart.

A heart-shaped West Lake.
A heart-shaped West Lake.

Related: Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi Skyline from Lotte Tower

Enjoy the rest of the photos.

Sightseeing tourist attractions in Hanoi
Sightseeing tourist attractions in Hanoi
Sightseeing tourist attractions in Hanoi
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A heart-shaped West Lake.

Hostel in Hanoi

I stayed at Little Hanoi Hostel in the Old Quarter. They have bunk beds and rooms for those who want privacy complete with a bathtub. Take note that you are in the Old Quarter so you don’t expect 5-star quality accommodation. Most buildings are old and the pipes are rusty. This hostel, however, looks fine to me – though it would have been better if I were assigned in a room with a window. The staff members are nice and they helped me book an airline ticket and taxi to the airport. You can find everything around the hostel and it is walking distance to everything you want to see in Hanoi. Assuming, of course, you are into long walks. πŸ™‚

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