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In Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Sword Lake in central Hanoi, Vietnam, a city that has been inhabited since 3000 B.C. stands Turtle Tower. There is a 15th century legend of a mystical golden turtle that arose from the waters of the lake and took the sword from the emperor. His return is watched for today.

Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
1/20 sec
ISO 1600
focal length 200mm
28-200mm glass
hand held

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  • dabadac
    dabadacabout 3 years ago

    delicate colours peeking out beside the lovely reflections… a fine image…

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 3 years ago

    Marvelous shot and reflectons

  • This lake is smack dab in the middle of Hanoi and is a magnet for folks walking its shores, day or night. the tower adds a bit of class, especially in the evening

    – phil decocco

  • Soegboob
    Soegboobabout 3 years ago

  • walt, thanks much, glad you liked it!

    – phil decocco

  • Vickie Burt
  • Vickie
    thanks for this feature. Our visit to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand was wonderful, colorful, and exciting

    – phil decocco

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