Phan Dinh Phung Street, the Old Quarter… is crowded all day long when Hanoians of all ages gather to have breakfast, drink coffee and take pictures on a beautiful autumn day.
Hanoi is entering the most beautiful time of the year. The weather in autumn is cool, white clouds, yellow sunshine, suitable for light leisure activities on weekends.
On the morning of Sunday, October 16, Phan Dinh Phung street was crowded with people to take pictures. This is one of the streets named by Hanoians as “The most beautiful road” or “The most romantic road” in the capital by the rows of ancient crocodile trees. This is also where the coffee shops are always crowded on weekends.
From 7am, along Phan Dinh Phung street began to get crowded. At the peak at 10am, areas such as the gate of Phan Dinh Phung High School, the Cua Bac relic site, the intersection with Nguyen Bieu Street, etc., are congested.
Mr. Trung Thanh, photographer, said: “From the beginning of October until now, every day I have a full schedule to shoot in Hanoi, one day I accept two shifts. Phan Dinh Phung Street and West Lake are two places that are popular with tourists. most requested”.
The mobile flower carts are crowded with buyers. Some popular flowers such as white lotus, chrysanthemum, heather… with prices ranging from 80,000 to 150,000 VND a bunch.
It’s still about a month before the chrysanthemum blooming season in Hanoi, when the weather starts to get cold. Currently, a few places have sold this flower. Lotus flowers at the end of the season are still sold a lot.
The weather in October in Hanoi is very suitable for dates, so cafes are everywhere, especially sidewalk shops are always crowded from morning to evening.
Phuong Ngan (27 years old, Ha Dong) shared: “We have to take advantage of the beautiful weather in Hanoi to go out. My friend and I got up at 5am, went to the street to eat pho, then turned to Phan Dinh Phung to take pictures and drink coffee. Every time I ride a motorbike on this road, I feel very comfortable.”
In the morning and afternoon, the sidewalk restaurants are crowded with customers. Many people say they wander all day without getting bored. They also take a break to “gain strength” to continue the photo-hunting journey in the afternoon.
Sticky rice, a dish of autumn in Hanoi. You can find sticky rice nuggets at street vendors around Hanoi’s Old Quarter at the beginning of Phan Dinh Phung Street, Ly Quoc Su Street…
Another feature of Hanoi at this time is the milk flower. During the day you will not feel the appearance of this flower. But every evening, wandering on the street, milk flowers will make passers-by breathe. The faint scent of milk flowers is one of the things that holds the memories of many people who have lived in Hanoi for a long time when they have to leave this place.
Photo: Thanh Thuy – Giang Trinh – Son Doan
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