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Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly 0

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

Next to newly built apartments in Hanoi are old dormitories.

Next to newly built apartments in Hanoi are old dormitories.

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

Thanh Cong, Thanh Xuan, Trung Tu… areas are where the most buildings are `roofed` with water bombs.

Thanh Cong, Thanh Xuan, Trung Tu… areas are where the most buildings are `roofed` with water bombs.

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

The water supply system in old areas cannot meet people’s needs, so many families save themselves by storing water in tanks and placing them on the roof.

The water supply system in old areas cannot meet people’s needs, so many families save themselves by storing water in tanks and placing them on the roof.

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

In the past, families often stored water in built tanks and drums.

In the past, families often stored water in built tanks and drums.

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

The rooftops of communal houses are filled with water tanks.

The rooftops of communal houses are filled with water tanks.

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

Every position is utilized to place the water tank.

Every position is utilized to place the water tank.

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

Houses with heat-resistant corrugated iron roofs always leave a space for this special equipment.

Houses with heat-resistant corrugated iron roofs always leave a space for this special equipment.

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

A roof full of water tanks.

A roof full of water tanks.

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

Residential groups or building management units cannot give suggestions to residents to make the roofs more aesthetic, because households all give reasons as difficult circumstances.

Residential groups or building management units cannot give suggestions to residents to make the roofs more aesthetic, because households all give reasons as difficult circumstances.

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

From the highway you can also see the chaos of water bombs on rooftops.

From the highway you can also see the chaos of water bombs on rooftops.

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

Many people sarcastically say, `Hanoi’s specialties when viewed from above are red and green corrugated iron roofs and water bombs`.

Many people sarcastically say, `Hanoi’s specialties when viewed from above are red and green corrugated iron roofs and water bombs`.

Water tanks on the roof make Hanoi ugly

Unlike many big cities with red roofs or high-rise buildings, in Hanoi there is always the image of red and green corrugated iron roofs sandwiched between large water tanks.

Unlike many big cities with red roofs or high-rise buildings, in Hanoi there is always the image of red and green corrugated iron roofs sandwiched between large water tanks.

Vu Minh Quan

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