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Huc Bridge, Hoan Keim Lake, Hanoi Vietnam

Night view of the Huc Bridge on Hoan Kiem Lake meaning "Lake of the Returned Sword" located in the historic center of Hanoi, the Capital of Vietnam. According to legend emperor Lo Li was boating on the lake when a Golden Turtle God surfaced and asked for his magic sword. Loi concluded that the Turtle God had come to reclaim the magic sword (said to give a super human strength) that a local dragon god had given Loi earlier in his revolt against the Chinese Ming Dynasty. The lake was renamed to commemorate this event. Canon 7D, Tamron 24-70, 0.3 sec at f/8.0. 38 mm, ISO 500.