Hanoi Street Life at Night - Picture of the week

Night Life of Hanoi
Hanoi Street Life at Night is my picture of the week. Taken at night during my trip here in May 2010, The photo shows the busy streets of main Hanoi city at night with cars, bikes and buses all zooming pass by.

Doing night photography in Hanoi is one of the fun things, especially during the weekends when the town center gets really busy. You simply pick a place and just look for interesting subjects to photograph here.

I managed to walk around the city to take some Hanoi nigh photos which were rather interesting. Locals were quite friendly, but again, not everyone will allow you to take photos, so either you get permission or do it discreetly.

For anyone heading to Hanoi in Vietnam, do take note that one of the best places to take photos is also around the Hanoi Old Quarter area just by the main lake here. This is also probably the best place to photograph the Hanoi street life at night.

The trick is to get high up at one of the cafes, ordering some Vietnamese coffee and taking a table by the balcony. This is exactly what I did for this photo.