South of Hoam Kiem lake there are a number of famous buildings. The Hanoi towers are built on the site of the infamous Hoa Lo prison, where many people were tortured and executed. The Trang Tien plaza is a newly built shopping complex. The Opera house, built in 1911 on a design of Francois Lagisquet, has been restored in 1997. It is one of the finest French colonial buildings in Hanoi.

01 Hanoi towers 02 Hoa Lo prison 03 Guillotine in Hoa Lo prison 04 Memorial in Hoa Lo prison 05 Yellow French colonial era building 06 Vietnam airlines office
07 Vietnam airlines office 08 Motorcyclists on street 09 Trang Tien plaza shopping mall 10 Motorbikes parked on pavement 11 Motorbikes parked on pavement
12 French colonial era opera house 13 French colonial era opera house 14 French colonial era opera house 15 French colonial era opera house 16 French colonial era opera house at night
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