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Feb 01, 2024 / 22:10

Hanoi youth in ao dai pose for Tet photo

In the run-up to the Lunar New Year, young people gather at the landmarks of Hanoi to take pictures and share them on social media.

With just a week before the Tet [the Lunar New Year] holiday, many young Hanoians are wearing ao dai (traditional Vietnamese long dress) to pose for photos on the streets.

At Hoan Kiem Lake, Ta Hien Street and other famous tourist attractions in the capital, young Hanoi girls and boys are staging an ao dai showdown, giving locals and visitors a sense of excitement as Tet approaches.

 Wearing national costumes during the Lunar New Year has been a growing trend in recent years. Photos: Duy Khanh/The Hanoi Times

Ngo My Linh, a resident in Thuy Khue Ward, Tay Ho District, told The  Hanoi Times that, as usual, ao dai is her favorite outfit for pre-Lunar New Year photos.

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

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

Hoan Kiem Lake is also a photogenic destination that attracts many people. 

Quang Huy (in red), a student in Hanoi, told The Hanoi Times: "I feel very proud of Vietnam's traditional ao dai."

 Red and pink ao dai are the choices of many girls who wish for good luck in their studies and work in 2024.