When Hanoi turns into a sleepy town

By Giang Huy   January 28, 2017 | 01:11 pm GMT+7

Streets across the city are given a rare break on the morning of the Lunar New Year's Day, without the familiar traffic jams and crowds.

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Hanoi was unusually quiet on Saturday morning.

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This corner, always crowded most of the year, looked very different.

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Young people got up early to get a nice shot with the peaceful city as the backdrop.

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The oft-congested Tran Quang Khai Street became a perfect place for a leisure walk.

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Thanh Ha, a shopping alley, was also peaceful and clean.

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Hang Giay Street no longer had the image of a nightlife hotspot.

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Trees seemed greener....

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... and alleys wider.

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Time for a pose?

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