Feb 25, 2019 / 15:03

Hanoi gets facelift ahead of Trump-Kim summit

The Hanoitimes - After being chosen to host the second US – North Korea summit on February 27-28, Hanoi has been quickly embellishing streets, and the city seems to get a facelift just after a short period of time.

After being chosen to host the second US – North Korea summit on February 27-28, Hanoi has been quickly embellishing streets, and the city seems to get a facelift just after a short period of time.
Trang Tien street in downtown Hanoi becomes more colorful and brighter with flowers and flags
Trang Tien street in downtown Hanoi becomes more colorful and brighter with flowers and flags. Photo: Minh Tuan
National flags of North Korea, Vietnam and the United States of America are hung on poles, with a symbol of friendship and peace below
National flags of North Korea, Vietnam and the United States of America are hung on poles, with a symbol of friendship and peace below. Photo: Minh Tuan
In front of the Opera House
In front of the Opera House. Photo: Minh Tuan
Around the Hoan Kiem lake
Around the Hoan Kiem lake. Photo: Minh Tuan
In front of the Ly Thai To monument
In front of the Ly Thai To monument. Photo: Minh Tuan
Flags are everywhere in downtown Hanoi
Flags are everywhere in downtown Hanoi. Photo: Minh Tuan
The summit, which will takes place on February 27-28, takes place when Hanoi commemorates the 20th year of the "City for Peace" title
The summit, which will takes place on February 27-28, comes at a time Hanoi commemorates the 20th year of the "City for Peace" title. Photo: Minh Tuan
Final touches given to the Government Guesthouse
Final touches given to the Government Guesthouse, which is believe to be the venue of the summit. Photo: Minh Tuan
A group of cyclos go past the Government Guesthouse
A group of cyclos go past the Government Guesthouse. Photo: Minh Tuan
Flowers from Da Lat are used to decorate Hanoi
Flowers from Da Lat are used to decorate Hanoi. Photo: Minh Tuan
Flowers are in place at the International Media Center, which is capable of housing over 3,000 reporters at the same time
Flowers are in place at the International Media Center, which is capable of housing over 3,000 reporters at the same time. Photo: Pham Hung
Flags raised in front of a restaurant near JW Marriott hotel where the US delegation is staying
Flags raised in front of a restaurant near JW Marriott hotel where the US delegation is staying. Photo: Minh Tuan
A large poster of Trump and Kim at the restaurant
A large poster of Trump and Kim at the restaurant. Photo: Minh Tuan
A five-star hotel in downtown Hanoi being repainted
A five-star hotel in downtown Hanoi being repainted. Photo: Minh Tuan
Minh Anh