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Tet celebration of Hanoians through the lens of foreign photographers

Impressed with the traditional Tet holiday (Lunar New Year) in Hanoi, many international photographers visited Vietnam’s capital city on the occasion to capture the scenes of idyllic and warm Tet.

 

Hà Nội xưa đón Tết qua ống kính nhiếp ảnh gia nước ngoài

Hanoians offer incense at a temple on the occasion of the Lunar New Year. Photo: Philip Jones Griffiths

Hà Nội xưa đón Tết qua ống kính nhiếp ảnh gia nước ngoài

Children on the streets of Hanoi on Tet holiday. Photo: David Alan Harvey

Hà Nội xưa đón Tết qua ống kính nhiếp ảnh gia nước ngoài

The scene of New Year's Day at the Temple of Literature. Photo: Tanya Pisarchuk (Russia)

Hà Nội xưa đón Tết qua ống kính nhiếp ảnh gia nước ngoài

A calligrapher writes parallel sentences for Tet. Photo: Albert Kahn French Museum

Hà Nội xưa đón Tết qua ống kính nhiếp ảnh gia nước ngoài

Souvenir sellers on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple in 1994. Photo: Bruno Barbey

Hà Nội xưa đón Tết qua ống kính nhiếp ảnh gia nước ngoài

The atmosphere of Tet. Photo: Philip Jones Griffiths

Hà Nội xưa đón Tết qua ống kính nhiếp ảnh gia nước ngoài

A pho (Vietnamese noodle) shop on Tet holiday outside Ngoc Son temple. Photo: Bruno Barbey

Hà Nội xưa đón Tết qua ống kính nhiếp ảnh gia nước ngoài

People happily returned home from Nghi Tam flower market after shopping for Tet 1973. Photo: Werner Schulze

Hà Nội xưa đón Tết qua ống kính nhiếp ảnh gia nước ngoài

Hanoi in Tet 1994: young people take pictures. Photo: Bruno Barbey

Hà Nội xưa đón Tết qua ống kính nhiếp ảnh gia nước ngoài

A corner of Hanoi's old quarter during Tet 1994. Photo: Bruno Barbey

 

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The 100-year-old incense-making village in Saigon before Tet

The 100-year-old incense-making village in Saigon before Tet

Although the time is ripe for selling incense sticks, people do not see many of them in Le Minh Xuan incense-making village in HCM City.

Making Kitchen God figurines for Tet in Thua Thien-Hue

Making Kitchen God figurines for Tet in Thua Thien-Hue

In the buildup to the Lunar New Year, Dia Linh village in Thua Thien-Hue province is busy producing terra-cotta statues of the Kitchen Gods to serve the high demand for the festive season.

 

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