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

By Vy An   January 20, 2017 | 01:43 pm GMT+7

The atmosphere is building in the capital as the Tet holiday approaches.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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