Best of Inspirational Ideas about Hanoi Street Photography

April 09, 2021 - 4611 views

Coming to the capital of Vietnam, you’ll see an everything-in-one city that inspires you with thousands of Hanoi street photography ideas.   

Beyond what you’ve seen on the internet, the authentic Hanoi features its own beauty in every street corner. It’s best to collect moments of your exploration of Hanoian life through memorable photos. Then, if you’re a keen photographer, take a look at 6 must-visit places to capture the most awe-inspiring street photos of Hanoi.

1. Hanoi Train Street

The highlights of Hanoi Train Street lie at the intersection between the North-South railway and some striking streets, including Tran Phu, Phung Hung, Kham Thien, and Le Duan Street. Rising popular from Instagram posts, distinctive images of Hanoi Train Street surrounded by residential buildings will amaze you with organized chaos. It’s surprising how the locals could risk their lives with frequent passing trains every day. The daily activities are engaged in the railways at the middle of train street and two narrow sides offering kids’ playgrounds and culinary places.

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A tranquil morning at Hanoi Train Street

To get away from bustling streets, you should better soak up the beautiful peace nestled in this hidden spot. If you want to take impressive photographs, it’s highly recommended to get there around 10am or 3 pm to avoid the crowds and train time schedule. However, capturing moments of the coming train is dangerous but worthwhile for adventurous people.

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Capture the most stunning shoot at Hanoi Train Street

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2. Long Bien Bridge

Constructed between 1899 and 1902 by the father of the Eiffel Tower, Long Bien Bridge is not only a historic witness but also a charming attraction to get deeper insights into Hanoi. The fresh air and panoramic overview will give you the most wonderful photo shooting than ever.

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Long Bien Bridge offers wonderful photoshoots

A long walk on both sides offers plenty of local concepts like the tranquil Red River and seasonal flower gardens on one side; and the vibrant wholesale market on the other. It’s greatest to come there at sunset or sunrise, wander around the railways and take catchy photos of authentic Hanoi life.

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Street vendors on Long Bien Bridge

If you’re a bit lazy, there’s a café called Serein, overlooking the bridge and nearby region. It sounds fabulous to sit down, sip a cup of cool drink and feel the true taste of Hanoi.

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View from a coffee shop near Long Bien Bridge

3. Phung Hung Mural Street

Phung Hung Mural Street is established under a contemporary art project of Vietnam and South Korea. There are wall paintings that recall memories of Hanoi's old features such as Hang Ma Street, Mid-Autumn Festival, the ancient Trang Tien Department Store, Long Bien Bridge, street images of flower vendors, a schoolgirl on her way to school, and more.

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Calligraphy is a traditional culture of Vietnam

This is either a recreational place or a cultural space for city dwellers and travelers to explore the heritages of Hanoi. Walking along the 200-meter street wall, you’ll see the contemporary art exquisitely depicting 3D paintings with multitude of inspirational photo ideas.

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An illustration of street vendors at Phung Hung Mural Street

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4. West Lake Hanoi

Known as the largest freshwater lake of Hanoi, West Lake has a perimeter of 17km and covers an area of 500 hectares. This is a landmark visitors usually come for historic interests, peaceful scenery and splendid hotels and restaurants nearby. Despite its lively nightlife, the best time to capture the beauty of West Lake is at breaking dawn or twilight. The sunset and sunrise moments offer the most stunning photographs of West Lake, where you can take daily photos of the locals doing exercise or taking a stroll around the lakeside. 

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Beautiful photo of sunset at Hanoi's West Lake

Additionally, West Lake is home to Tran Quoc Pagoda, a cultural symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism and Quan Thanh Temple - one of Hanoi’s ancient four sacred temples. You should combine your sightseeing with these highlighted attractions to inspire your photography trip.

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The sacred Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West Lake side

There’re numerous hotels, coffees, restaurants and bars overlooking the panorama of West Lake. Find a rooftop place and take a rest in a fresh atmosphere and comfortable tranquility.

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The Summit Lounge, Pan Pacific Hanoi offers stunning photo views of West Lake

5. Hanoi Old Quarter

Considered as an elegant destination you should never miss, Hanoi Old Quarter is a convergence of the finest belonging to a one-thousand-year-old capital city. 

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Peaceful photo street in Hanoi Old Quarter

Set the luxury buildings and skyscrapers aside, you’ll find the treasured value in ancient tiny houses, street vendors, Hanoi specialties, and vibrant walking streets.

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Hanoi walking street, a perfect place to take street photos

Hanoi Old Quarter inspires photographers with plenty of iconic beauty spots such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, Dong Xuan Market, and beautiful streets like Ta Hien, Hang Ma, etc. Each sight has its own charm that has drawn thousands of tourists’ attractions.

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Hoan Kiem Lake, a symbol of Hanoi capital

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6. Quang Ba Flower Market

Maybe you’ve got familiar with the photos of street vendors wheeling bicycles laden with fresh-cut flowers. Why don’t you take a beautiful early morning adventure at Hanoi’s main marketplace for fresh-cut flowers? Besides purchasing purposes, Quang Ba flower market is an attraction for taking photographs and soaking up the atmosphere.

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Quang Ba flower market, an attraction for taking photographs

Unlike the graceful flower shops in Western cities, Quang Ba flower market has its own hectic, bustling atmosphere and a beautiful balance of beauty and craziness. The morning market welcomes visitors from midnight to around 6 am, but most people miss out on the liveliest time between 2 am and 4 am.

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The night market of fresh-cut flowers

Come discover the authentic Asia market and get the uniquely memorable things to do in Hanoi. Not only a business, but Quang Ba flower market also features a way of life and a community indicating the most wonderful and buzzing experience in Hanoi.

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Thousands of flowers are sold in the market

Here are some suggested inspirational ideas to take the most appealing street photos in Hanoi. Let’s pack your camera and your eagerness for an authentic photography experience with our Hanoi package tours.

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