International Impressions of Hanoi's Beautiful Autumn Season

The internet has been buzzing with intriguing discussions on autumn in Hanoi. Everyone has been discussing how they feel about Hanoi.
October 18, 2022 | 12:28

The people of Hanoi frequently lose sight of how gorgeous their city is when mired in the daily grind. As one of the city's most vibrant season, autumn wonders are found throughout Hanoi. The Vietnam Times has received an album from Do Quy Quang, a young photographer who portrays autumn in Hanoi as being extraordinarily pastoral, lyrical, and beautiful.

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
“It isn't always this nice in Hanoi,” the young photographer said. Photo: Do Quy Quang

“It isn't always this nice in Hanoi,” the young photographer said. "There are many things to remember about Hanoi," Quang added when sharing these photos. “It is the images of the people, street corners, and flower carts.”

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
"There are many things to remember about Hanoi," Quang added when sharing these photos. “It is the images of the people, street corners, and flower carts.” Photo: Do Quy Quang

As a result, residents of Hanoi often remember the romantic season when they get to experience the milk flower scent floating in the air, the waning of the sun, and the cool autumn winds. Through the lens of young photographer Do Quy Quang, autumn in Hanoi is shown as very rustic, poetic, and full of romance.

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
“To remember Hanoi, there are many things to remember. Street corners, people, and colors on flower carts like this.” Photo: Do Quy Quang

Quang confided, “To remember Hanoi, there are many things to remember. Street corners, people, and colors on flower carts like this.”

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
“To remember Hanoi, there are many things to remember. Street corners, people, and colors on flower carts like this.” Photo: Do Quy Quang

Autumn in Hanoi is a sight that will live on in all of our hearts. The optimal time for you to travel to Hanoi is in the fall. Every charming street corner in Hanoi will fulfill all of your exploring needs on the path to discovering your soul.

Knijoelli, from Frankfurt, Germany, shared that "Hanoi has construction sites everywhere. It's great to have a quiet area like this to be able to relax the mind. I love it, I love the quiet areas in Hanoi."

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
Photo: @caibungdoi._

"This location is near to my home. My whole childhood was spent in the alleyways, and every afternoon in the summer, after attending ward activities, my siblings and I would go there to paint images on the walls," shared Nguyen Thuy Linh, when being interviewed by the Vietnam Times.

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
Photo: @caibungdoi._

If you enjoy sophistication and romance, you will appreciate the sight and aroma of Milkwood pine flowers on Nguyen Du Street. Walking down Hoang Dieu Street in the wonderful autumn weather, you will get the chance to come across carts full of flowers.

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
Hoang Dieu Street in the eye of a military soldier. Photo: Huu Duong

Hanoi has left a lasting impression on people that extends from fragrant baby rice - a gift to autumn, in addition to its delectable delicacies like hot beef noodle soup.

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
Photo: Hanoian

Hanoians love to locate a quiet place in the autumn, acquire a teapot, prepare a package of fragrant baby rice, and then eat it with a warm cup of romantic tea.

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
Photo: Hanoian

If you want to get a true sense of Hanoians' communal culture, you can drink iced tea on the Old Quarter's sidewalks or hang out at cafés with your close friends.

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
Photo: Pham An
First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
Photo: Pham An
First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
Photo: Pham An

You may also take a cyclo cycle or a tour bus in the afternoon to experience the panoramic view of Hanoi while watching the fall sunset over Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ba Dinh Square.

Lisa Mai, from Berlin, Germany, told the Vietnam Times, "It's great to be able to visit Hanoi at the best season of the year. It's not too hot so my friends and I are able to visit places. The people of Hanoi are so nice and the wealth gap is much different from the South of Vietnam. People here (in Hanoi) are much more relaxed and happy. It's great to be here."

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
View from The Eastern & Oriental tea house. Photo: Ollie Le Nguyen

Or simply take a casual stroll around the streets of the Old Quarter, snap some shots of the Phung Hung mural street, and appreciate the moments when Hanoi gradually transforms and submerges itself into autumn.

First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
Milkwood pine flowers under the moon. Photo: Luong Dinh Khoa
First Sign of Autumn on the Streets of Hanoi
The fragrance of Milkwood pine flowers will surely let you know that Autumn has arrived. Photo: Luong Dinh Khoa
International Impressions on Autumn of Hanoi
A group of Vietnamese tried Vietnamese Autumn delicacy such as banh mi, baby rice and egg coffees. Photo: Nguyen Yen Trang
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