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A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

NDO – On the first morning of the Lunar New Year, the weather in Hanoi is pleasantly cool, the air is fresh, and the streets are peacefully quiet.

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

In sharp contrast to the bustle of a normal day, Hanoi became perfectly tranquil on the first morning of the Year of the Buffalo.

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

With no noisy honks, no streams of busy people and no dusty air, Hanoi seems to have transformed into an entirely different city, peaceful but still full of spring colours.

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

National flags have been hung across the city, from main streets to small alleys.

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

A normally busy street is totally deserted.

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

Like a low note in a colourful symphony of life, the first morning of the Lunar New Year offers Hanoi residents a completely different feeling.

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

Many young people go for a run to enjoy the fresh air on the first morning of the Lunar New Year.

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

An artist makes a sketch of Hanoi on the first day of the Lunar New Year.

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

A woman poses for a photo on a quiet street in Hanoi.

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

A young couple kiss on Phung Hung Street, known for its wall paintings.

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

Many people visit temples and shrines on the first day of the Lunar New Year to pray for peace and good health.

A peaceful Hanoi on first morning of Lunar New Year

Temple-goers wear masks in line with guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19.