Like most cities in Vietnam, Hanoi lacks in public open spaces. The closest equivalent to such green areas is the Lenin Park where a large lake lies in the middle of trees, gardens and lawns. The park also features a huge statue of Lenin, a historical Soviet leader. Today, the Lenin Statue & Park lies between the Old Quarters of Hanoi and the Ho Chi Min Mausoleum.
Compared to its equivalents found all over the world, the Lenin Park is tiny. While New York’s Central Park is over 341 hectares, London’s Hyde Park at 255 hectares and the Le Bois de Paris about 865 hectares, the Lenin Park, however, is a mere 50 hectares and most of it is made up of water. [Read more…]