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Lotte Tower Observation Deck

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With 360-degree views over Hanoi from 65 storeys up, the Lotte Centre Observation Deck is where you'll get a real sense of how huge the city has become.

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If you're staying in the Old Quarter, it can be easy to imagine the whole city might comprise quaint, photogenic shophouses, with life spilling out into the streets. But Hanoi is a modern, sprawling, huge city, and seeing it from the 253-metre high deck allows you to get a real sense of its size.

Pull up a chair and immerse yourself in Hanoi. Photo taken in or around Lotte Tower Observation Deck, Hanoi, Vietnam by Samantha Brown.

Pull up a chair and immerse yourself in Hanoi. Photo: Samantha Brown

The glitzy entrance and ticket purchase is smoothly run, though don't be alarmed when the lights snap off after the lift doors close. It's all part of the drama, with a video playing on the roof as you ascend to the top—similar to the New York's Rockefeller Centre experience. If you're wary of lifts, be assured that the ride is probably far quicker than ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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