The charming allure of Hanoi’s streets captured through sketches

Chau Long Street, located in the heart of Hanoi, exudes a serene and picturesque charm that is beautifully captured in sketch paintings.


The exhibition named “Awakening The Architectural Beauty of Chau Long Street Through the Perspective of Urban Sketching” is currently showcased at Van Xuan Flower Garden, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi until March 24th.

This exhibition is the outcome of a sketch drawing contest themed around Hanoi, organized by Urban Sketchers Hanoi Group.

Urban Sketchers Hanoi, which was established in 2016 by a group of architects including Tran Thi Thanh Thuy, Dinh Hai, Chu Quoc Binh, and Nguyen Hoang Lam, aims to preserve Hanoi’s beauty and share their love for the city with the community through sketching. They also strive to raise awareness about the protection and promotion of Hanoi’s heritage and cultural values.

The exhibition focuses on discovering and showcasing the unique beauty of Chau Long Street from the perspectives of many street sketchers of various ages. The founders of Urban Sketchers Hanoi depict the city’s culture, history, art, and architecture in their paintings, with special attention given to the precious ancient works during the process of urbanization.

The exhibition will continue at Ngu Xa night food street from March 30th to April 7th.

The sketch titled “Chau Long Market” by Hoang Quoc Dat
Another sketch capturing the vibrant scene of Chau Long Street by Hoang Quoc Dat
Meanwhile, the drawing “A corner of Chau Long Street” by sketcher Pham Anh Quan portrays a peaceful landscape with an old building.
Sketch artist Nguyen Hoang Lan uses neutral colors to evoke her nostalgic feelings about old Hanoi in her sketch of “House No.66 Chau Long Street”.
Vuong Hoang Long’s sketch conveys a sense of calm.
A more colorful sketch of the old house at No.66 Chau Long Street by Luong Vu Lan Anh.
Tran Nam Long’s black and white sketch of the house at No. 36 Chau Long Street has the power to evoke emotions and transport the viewer back to the old days.
Sketch artist Phong Hoang depicts a shoulder-pole seller walking past an old house on Chau Long Street.
Hoang Quoc Dat’s vivid sketch captures the essence of Chau Long Street.