Street vendors, an enduring cultural beauty of Hanoi

Street vendors have long been the cultural appeal in the capital of Hanoi. You can easily catch sight of a street vendor in almost everywhere you go around the city.

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street vendors an enduring cultural beauty of hanoi
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It’s not so difficult to run into the peddlers carrying their selling items along the streets.

street vendors an enduring cultural beauty of hanoi
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No matter how fast modern life develops, street vendors are always associated with the daily life of local people.

street vendors an enduring cultural beauty of hanoi
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Just take a few steps outside a narrow alley, one can easily a line of street vendors selling colorful flowers, a wide range of fruits, to street foods and drinks, creating a very unique culture for the capital city.

street vendors an enduring cultural beauty of hanoi
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Street hawkers are the symbol of the harmony between the village and the street, leaving a lasting impression on whoever has admired its beauty.

street vendors an enduring cultural beauty of hanoi
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The street vendors are even mentioned in the short story named “Hanoi 36 streets” ò the notable Vietnamese author Thach Lam. The sheer number of street vendors have contributed to the rich and colorful development of Hanoi through time.

street vendors an enduring cultural beauty of hanoi
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Selling their goods every day on the streets has been the main livelihood of many people.

street vendors an enduring cultural beauty of hanoi
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No matter it’s baking hot in the summer or freezing cold winter days, these peddlers still carrying their goods along the streets to earn a living.

street vendors an enduring cultural beauty of hanoi
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There are days when they work from dawn to dusk.

street vendors an enduring cultural beauty of hanoi
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An old bicycle and the baskets are the important “friends” of many peddlers.