Vacant streets a relief following chaos

Update: January, 31/2014 - 17:43


Beautiful sunny weather marked the first day of the Lunar New Year in Ha Noi. Chaotic streets were replaced by empty roads. The busy crowds disappeared as people spent their time reconnecting with families and practicing hobbies, which they rarely found time to do in their daily life.

Most migrant workers in the city have returned to their home towns, and businesses and industries have closed for the holidays.

Peace and harmony have replaced the typical chaos, creating a sense of elation for photographer Viet Thanh. Here, we show you New Year's Day in the capital through his lens. — VNS


Many residents in Yen Thai Lane hang the national flags in front of their houses to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
A beautiful morning.

Quan Su Pagoda in Ly Thuong Kiet Street.

Local people often visit the pagoda on the first day of Tet to pray for luck and prosperity.

The crowded Hang Dao street is replaced by an empty road.
Young people choose to visit the old streets to capture the atmosphere of Tet.

Amateur models.
Others choose to cycle through the quiet streets in the early morning.