​Hanoians explain why Hanoi is a city worth living in through photos

Hanoians explain why Hanoi is a city worth living in through photos
Two elderly women are seen at Bach Thao Park, Hanoi. Photo: Dinh Quoc Cuong

A three-day exhibition in Hanoi is introducing photos representing the old beauty of Hanoi, impressive visual proof that the Vietnamese capital is a city worth living in.

The event, titled “For a Worth Living Hanoi” and initiated by the Denmark Embassy in Vietnam in cooperation with People’s Participation Working Group (PPWG), is held on the pedestrian zone near the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake from September 6 to 9.

More than 40 works by amateur photographers who were brought up in Hanoi are being on display to provide an insight about citizens’ daily life as well as convey their own stories and memories of the millennia-old city.

Visitors to “For A Worth Living Hanoi” will get to see cultural activities along road paths, old residential areas with loads of memories and other small little things that remind its own citizens of their hometown whenever they are away.

Here are some of the spectacular works being showcased at the exhibition.

Two children smile in absolute happiness while playing with sliders in the old playground in Hanoi. Photo: Hoang Anh Tuan
Two children smile in absolute happiness while playing with sliders in the old playground in Hanoi. Photo: Hoang Anh Tuan
Foreign tourists join local people with amazing dance performance in Ancient Town of Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Anh Vu
Foreign tourists join local people with amazing dance performance in Ancient Town of Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Anh Vu
A girl plays with her dog inside an old residential area in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Quoc Trung
A girl plays with her dog inside an old residential area in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Quoc Trung
One of the only manual mechanical stores left in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Viet
One of the only manual mechanical stores left in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Viet
A photo of one of the oldest residential areas left in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Duc Long
A photo of one of the oldest residential areas left in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Duc Long
Youngsters hold musical performance along the street in Ancient Town to attract tourists in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Anh Vu
Youngsters hold musical performance along the street in Ancient Town to attract tourists in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Anh Vu
Children play at a residential area. Photo: Hoang Anh Tuan
Elderly people do morning exercise in the park in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Linh Giang
Elderly people do morning exercise in the park in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Linh Giang
A photo represents the street retailing culture in Hanoi. Photo: Do Cam Tho
A photo represents the street retailing culture in Hanoi. Photo: Do Cam Tho
Children enjoy a basketball match inside the Cultural House for Children in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Thu Hang
Children enjoy a basketball match inside the Cultural House for Children in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Thu Hang
Middle-aged people join morning dance sessions in Hanoi. Photo: Hang Ross
Middle-aged people join morning dance sessions in Hanoi. Photo: Hang Ross
An old corner of Hanoi where lots of cultural activities take place. Photo: Luu Thuy Linh
An old corner of Hanoi where lots of cultural activities take place. Photo: Luu Thuy Linh
Street vendors carry freshly-picked flowers in the early morning in Hanoi. Photo: Vu Ha
Street vendors carry freshly-picked flowers in the early morning in Hanoi. Photo: Vu Ha
A rare rice powder store that still applies old grinding technique in Hanoi. Photo: Duc Dung
A rare rice powder store that still applies old grinding technique in Hanoi. Photo: Duc Dung
An old but gold street in Hanoi that attracts thousands of people for artistic photo shoots. Photo: Nguyen Linh Giang
An old but gold street in Hanoi that attracts thousands of people for artistic photo shoots. Photo: Nguyen Linh Giang