Hanoi Photo Diary: Street Photography In Vietnam’s Capital

Street barber in Vietnam

Looking back, Hanoi was one of my favourite places to take photos on my round the world trip. From the ancient architecture to the people on the street, there were so many photos that I took that are now some of my favourites. Please don’t think I’m a photographer. I’m a novice at best and just like documenting my travels. If you are planning a trip here, be camera ready! Please enjoy my Hanoi photo diary!




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Here is my Hanoi photo diary:

Nap Time - - Hanoi Photo Diary

It’s nap time!

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A street barbershop

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A street vendor prepping

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Wandering through temples


Selling bread Vietnam

Selling bread to kids

St Joseph Cathedral in Hanoi Vietnam

St Joseph Cathedral

Beer bar Old Quarter

Blurry but a corner beer bar in the Old Quarter

Old Quarter

Inside the Old Quarter

Old Quarter

Scootering about

Old Quarter Vietnam

Old Quarter

Skateboarding in Hanoi Vietnam

Skaters at a plaza

The Wire Hanoi

Wires on wires on wires

Exploring Old Quarter Vietnam

Exploring with my friend TB

Water Puppet Show Hanoi

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Crazy streets in Hanoi Vietnam

Trying not to get run over

Ashima Hot Pot Vietnam

Ashima Hot Pot

Ashima Mushroom Hot Pot Another one at Ashima

Ly Thai To Vietnam

A statue of Ly Thai To

If you are planning a trip to Hanoi, I have also written another post here with my top ten recommendations of things to do. Originally I did not enjoy Hanoi. After meeting a fellow Canadian Vietnamese traveller who became my exploring companion, I gave it another try. Thai Binh helped translate, was my food guide, and introduced me to his local friends. In the end, I ended up loving Hanoi. Had I not given it one more chance, it would have been on my short list of places I didn’t enjoy. 

Please enjoy my Hanoi photo diary! Let me know what you think in the comments! 


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