Street of Hanoi – Vietnam

The chaos of Hanoi, Vietnam. A city which takes while to adjust to and has the most iconic Street Vendors in the world.

Street Vendor are symbol of Vietnam, they became a unique characteristic of Vietnam. Street Vendor carrying a bamboo frames holding with two big baskets carrying fruits and they can be found in the Old Quarter of Hanoi Without them, Hanoi would be much different.



Everyday I used to go to Coffee shop located near to one of the most busy roundabout with a balcony available, where I could watch the crazy Vietnamese traffic, from there I noticed several street vendor passing by and selling products most of the time fruits. I soon decided to photography them from a different angle. Street Vendors are symbol of Vietnam, they became a unique characteristic of Vietnam. Street Vendor carrying a bamboo frames holding with two big baskets carrying fruits and they can be found in the whole country especially in the Old Quarter of Hanoi Without them, Hanoi would be much different.


I wanted to make sure that I would photography only the street vendors on the images without any distraction such as car or tourists to captured the perfect image. To do that I have spent hours on a cafe balconies and bridges under a really hot sun. Waiting for the street vendors to pass by and capture the right moment.






I have met very nice and friendly local people. There were very friendly, while I was photographying them other would show up to have their pictures being taken as well. In general, the Vietnamese people are really friendly. Vietnam has a precious treasure: its people. Everywhere you go, you will be welcomed by smiles and kind helps from the locals- whether they know Vietnamese or not.

Dietrich Herlan

Dietrich Herlan is a travel and fine art photographer from Fortaleza, Brazil. Over the past few years, his photography has taken him all around the globe he has captured images very inspiring.