By Tung Dinh   January 22, 2024 | 11:59 am GMT+7

Ta Hien, Hanoi’s sleepless beer street, has become a popular place for young people to take photos before Tet.

Young Hanoians flock to beer street for Tet photo shoots

On Jan. 19 girls wearing colorful ao dai (traditional Vietnamese long dress) flock to Ta Hien Street in the old quarter to pose for photos as Vietnam heads for its biggest and most important festival, which peaks on Feb. 10 this year.

Young Hanoians flock to beer street for Tet photo shoots

Ta Hien, which is about 200 meters long, is part of the busiest backpacker precinct that connects Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ma May, and Hang Bac streets. On weekends, tens of thousands of revelers flock to the area’s restaurants, bars, and beer booths.

People can find the ideal spot to take pictures during the day since most restaurants and beer booths are closed.

Young Hanoians flock to beer street for Tet photo shoots

In recent years there has been an increasing trend of wearing traditional costumes during Lunar New Year.

Young Hanoians flock to beer street for Tet photo shoots

Ta Hien is popular with foreign tourists and locals alike thanks to its old-fashioned green painted wooden doors and yellow walls, and colonial architecture from the early 20th century.

Young Hanoians flock to beer street for Tet photo shoots

The 22-year-old Bui Thi Linh (C) and her companions traveled nearly 40 kilometers from Bac Ninh Province to Ta Hien Street for their ao dai photo shoot.

She explained that she got up at 6:30 in the morning to get ready, including getting her hair and makeup done.

“Our whole group decided to come here to capture some beautiful moments because this place is more bustling before Tet than my hometown.”

Young Hanoians flock to beer street for Tet photo shoots

Le Huyen Trang (2nd, R), who lives on Phung Khoan Street in Nam Tu Liem District, paid VND200,000 (US$8.15) to rent an ao dai and some accessories.

Her group hired a photographer for VND700,000 a day. To reduce costs, she and her friends did each other’s makeup.

Young Hanoians flock to beer street for Tet photo shoots

They even hired a cyclo for the photos.

Young Hanoians flock to beer street for Tet photo shoots

The weather in Hanoi last week was nice, with mild sunshine and temperatures at around 21 degrees Celsius, making it ideal for outdoor photo shoots.