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Boats are like looms on the Red River winding through Hanoi

The largest river in the North created the Hong River civilization, when it flows through Hanoi, there are many strange bends with many names Nhi Ha, or Nhi Ha.

In Hanoi, the Hong River has a long and wide middle bank, the flow is divided into two, so it is called Nhi Ha. The name Nhi Ha comes from another point of view that the river is winding and meandering like an ear.

In the past, when the Hong River flowed through Thang Long, it often changed its course, so at the end of the 17th century, sand accretion in the Nhat Tan area filled the Thien Phu river mouth, the river flowed down to Giang Tan confluence (corresponding to today’s Buoi market). water supply for To Lich river. In the photo is Nhat Tan Bridge and in the distance is Thang Long Bridge spanning the Hong River.

In addition to the name Hong River, it has many other names. When flowing through each locality, there is a way of calling its own name. For example, Thao river, Cai river, Nhi Ha river… In the picture is a bend like an ear in Hong Ha commune (Dan Phuong, Hanoi).

The Hong River is Hanoi’s very own river, fostering the Hong River civilization, an important river of Vietnam’s wet-rice culture. In the photo is a section of the river in Hai Ba Trung district, in the distance are two bridges Chuong Duong and Long Bien (Hoan Kiem).

In the Late Le Dynasty, Nhi Ha’s role in transporting goods and trading was extremely important. Another important thing is that thanks to Nhi Ha, a number of streets named “Hang” were born such as Hang Buom, Hang Mam… 

In Hanoi, many construction projects develop rapidly, causing the two riverbanks to change day by day. On the water, boats are busy, mainly ships, cargo barges, construction materials…

The idea of ​​​​the City Project on the Hong River has attracted the attention of many people as well as the debate of researchers about planning and architecture. In the Prime Minister’s decision approving the Hanoi Capital Construction Master Plan to 2030 with a vision to 2050, the Hong River is determined to be the most important landscape axis of the Capital in the layout. Hanoi city planning.

The mudflats are clearly visible despite the high water season, dividing the river’s flow into small tributaries. In the photo is a section of the river in the Bac Tu Liem area.

The Hong River (originating from China) has a total length of 1,149 km, the section flowing through North Vietnam is 510 km long, and then empties into the sea in the Gulf of Tonkin. Pictured is an alluvial flat on the Hong River located between Nhat Tan Bridge and Thang Long Bridge.

The last section of the Hong River belongs to Hanoi, the section flows through Tien Thinh commune (Me Linh).

In Hanoi, the river flows through the following districts: Dan Phuong, Bac Tu Liem, Tay Ho, Ba Dinh, Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung, Hoang Mai, Thanh Tri on the right bank and Me Linh, Dong Anh, Long Bien, Gia Lam is on the left bank.

In the past, the Hong River gave Thang Long the vitality of a commercial center. Goods go up and down, mountainous forest products follow the Hong River to the delta.

This is the busiest time of the year, boats go up and down like a loom, mainly with materials such as sand and gravel.

The Hong River becomes the natural boundary between Hanoi – Hung Yen; Hanoi – Vinh Phuc; Ha Nam – Hung Yen; Ha Nam – Thai Binh; Nam Dinh – Thai Binh. The Hong River then empties into the sea at the mouth of Ba Lat.

To control water for Hanoi, a system of dykes on the Hong River was formed, which is one of the four dyke systems of the northern provinces of our country. The Hong River dyke has the largest total length with 1,314 km and is a larger and more complete river dyke system compared to other dike systems. Follow Dan Tri

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