Travel back in time with these shots of Vietnam’s capital 60 years ago

Update: 11:23 | 20/03/2018

Hungarian photographer Rév Miklós tells a vivid story of Hanoi through the photos he took during a trip in 1959.

Travel, these shots, Vietnam’s capital, 60 years ago, Hungarian photographer, vivid story

Dong Xuan Market, still one of the busiest markets in Hanoi today, in 1959. Rév Miklós was born in 1906 in Sátoraljaújhely and died in 1998 in Budapest. When he visited Hanoi in 1959, Miklós was president of the Association of Hungarian Photographers.

Travel, these shots, Vietnam’s capital, 60 years ago, Hungarian photographer, vivid story

The corner of Trang Tien and Hang Bai near Hanoi’s iconic Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake.

Travel, these shots, Vietnam’s capital, 60 years ago, Hungarian photographer, vivid story

A panel encouraging agricultural development stands by Hoan Kiem Lake.

Travel, these shots, Vietnam’s capital, 60 years ago, Hungarian photographer, vivid story

Hang Buom Street in Hoan Kiem District. It used to be home to the Chinese community in Hanoi.

Travel, these shots, Vietnam’s capital, 60 years ago, Hungarian photographer, vivid story

Hang Bac Street is still famous for its silver jewelry today.

Travel, these shots, Vietnam’s capital, 60 years ago, Hungarian photographer, vivid story

Grandpa and grandson have a drink in the Old Quarter, a part of Hanoi that has been in existence since imperial times as early as the 16th century.

Travel, these shots, Vietnam’s capital, 60 years ago, Hungarian photographer, vivid story

Two boys watch a movie at a mobile cinema on the street.

Travel, these shots, Vietnam’s capital, 60 years ago, Hungarian photographer, vivid story

A flower market on Hang Khoai Street.

Travel, these shots, Vietnam’s capital, 60 years ago, Hungarian photographer, vivid story

A street vendor in the Old Quarter.

Travel, these shots, Vietnam’s capital, 60 years ago, Hungarian photographer, vivid story

Many parts of the Old Quarter still look the same today.

Source: VnExpress







 
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