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Street vendors in Hanoi in the old days

10:33 | 13/10/2020

The book "Hàng rong và tiếng rao hàng Hà Nội" vividly depicts the street vendors in Hanoi in the old days.

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The book "Hàng rong và tiếng rao hàng Hà Nội" was published by Kim Dong Publishing House and French School of the Far East, Zing news reported. Photo courtesy of Kim Dong Publishing House
street vendors in hanoi in the old days

The book depicts an immiscible feature of Hanoi: street vendors. In the photo, hawkers were taking a rest on the sidewalks near Dong Xuan market. Photo courtesy of Kim Dong Publishing House

street vendors in hanoi in the old days

A street vendor selling “Pho” (Vietnamese traditional food). Photo courtesy of Kim Dong Publishing House

street vendors in hanoi in the old days

The authors of these pictures are famous Vietnamese painters including To Ngoc Van, Le Pho, Luu Van De, Mai Trung Thu, etc. The above photo features a jam vendor on Lunar New Year in 1955. Photo courtesy of Kim Dong Publishing House

street vendors in hanoi in the old days

A woman was selling oranges on Hang Buom street in 1955. Photo courtesy of Kim Dong Publishing House

street vendors in hanoi in the old days

Mats and bamboo baskets were displayed for sale on Hanoi Street. Photo courtesy of Kim Dong Publishing House

street vendors in hanoi in the old days

Exchanging goods on the street. Photo courtesy of Kim Dong Publishing House

street vendors in hanoi in the old days

The scene of fish selling on the street in the past. Photo courtesy of Kim Dong Publishing House

street vendors in hanoi in the old days

The drawings have been published in specialized magazines in Indochina and Paris (France). Photo courtesy of Kim Dong Publishing House

street vendors in hanoi in the old days

Photo courtesy of Kim Dong Publishing House

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