Hanoi, Vietnam – Street Photography, Vol. 1

One of my favorite countries is Vietnam.

Long before I ever visited, I had believed it to be a beautiful country. Once I got the chance to actually travel to Vietnam, I quickly felt in love with it. It is a destination I can visit many times here in Asia and never tire of it.

The happenings all around the city streets of Hanoi is what I have enjoyed the most.

I am fascinated by the motorbikes, scooters, and the cyclos on the streets, which outnumber cars. Cyclos are three-wheeled bicycle taxis. I would say they’re the best way to get around and tour the city, even with a toddler in tow.

The beauty, calm, and active lifestyle of the people hanging out around Hoan Kiem Lake is also intriguing. This was my favorite place to go around lunchtime and in the evenings.

Then, there are the fruit vendors walking through the chaotic streets of Hanoi. It was these ladies that I followed my first couple of days in Hanoi to learn how to walk and cross the streets in the what seemed to be endless traffic of motorbikes.

If you’re into street photography, then Hanoi, Vietnam is the place to go. There is so much to happening all around that you can capture.

I am looking forward to my next trip there for the sake of eating great food, getting some clothes custom-made, mingling and making new friends with some of the friendliest people in Asia and the world, and collecting more travel photographs.

I would like to photograph more of the specific market areas in Hanoi. For example, they have fruit markets, flower markets, silk markets and more.

Have you visited Vietnam? What did you love about it?

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I am an American living in South Korea and the creator of Allured Abroad, an expat lifestyle blog focusing on expat family life, parenting abroad, and raising multicultural kids. I’ve been living abroad for nearly five years and what I have realized through travel and cultural immersion is that we’re just one in 7+ billion people. With so much variation in the world, what are the possibilities?


  1. Beautiful photos!!! Thank you for sharing. I’ve never been to Vietnam, but I’m sure it’s aesthetically amazing!

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  3. Welcome to Vietnam! I’m very happy when you love Vietnam and it seems that you like taking photos of street in Hanoi. Hope that you will come back our country again and again.

    • Thank you! I really enjoyed Vietnam and I hope to get back there again. Maybe I will in 2018. It is certainly a country I can visit many times. I’d love to explore more regions of Vietnam.

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