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Street exercise in Hanoi, Vietnam

Tim Clayton http://www.cnpps.org 2013-03-23 08:48:21 

    An elderly Vietnamese gentleman stretches on a misty morning beside Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, with the Thap Rue Pagoda visible through the mist.

    For a county not known for it's sporting prowess, Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, appears to be gripped in a fitness frenzy. Before 6 a.m.every morning, street corners, parks and lake sides are a hive of activity as keep fit classes, Tai chi and personal exercise regimes are seen in abundance around the city. Particularly noticeable are Women's keep fit classes, often accompanied by loud poor quality western disco beat music as the occupants of the city get fit in rain or shine.

[editor: 付伟 ]