Soak up the New Year spirit in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

By Vy An   January 19, 2017 | 10:43 pm PT
The atmosphere is building in the capital as the Tet holiday approaches.

The streets of Hang Ma and Hang Luoc are filled with people and goods.


Hang Luoc Street is famous for flowers and ornamental plants. Several days ago, many traders started selling peach blossoms and kumquat trees to meet the Tet demand.


Traders sell small trees to be displayed as offerings on family altars.


A trader told VnExpress that most buyers are looking for value-for-money, but demand will increase after the 23rd day of the lunar month.


Many visitors have flocked to the Old Quarter to enjoy the Tet atmosphere and take photos.


In addition to traditional flowers, new bonsai pots costing millions have also appeared along Hang Luoc Street.


The antiques market is somewhat quieter than the flower market. The popular items here are bowls, plates and vases.


Chicken sculptures are proving popular ahead of the Year of the Rooster.


Hang Ma Street, famous for selling toys, paper goods and in particular paper votive offerings, is bathed in red.


Ornaments designed in the shape of chickens to bring buyers a year of peace and prosperity.

Photos by VnExpress/Vy An

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