Do not miss to check out these 6 best spots to photograph in Hanoi, where there are breathtaking natural settings and great backgrounds for the best photos.

Hanoi, the capital of Viet Nam, is loved by Mother Nature with a poetic and romantic beauty. The charming and attractive sightseeing in this small city has long been an inspiration for many photographers, both amateur and professional ones.

1. Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake is, without doubt, a favorite place for photographers. Its unique beauty all around four seasons has inspired many travellers, especially photographers. Different kinds of flowers when in blossom season, ancient trees, pure water and great architecture of sites create a natural and colorful picture. If you are looking for a spot to capture precious moments of life, Hoan Kiem Lake is perfect for you.

Hoan Kiem Lake

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2. Hanoi Old Quarter

Inside a modern and dynamic city, there appears an antique quarter – Hanoi Old Quarter, which is the eternal soul of the city. It is a famous tourist attraction and an ideal spot for those who love photography. The region remains in a unique ancient architecture with the old-styled narrow streets full of antique brick houses. It is always crowded and full of energy with cafes and street vendors to serve needs of tourists, which is perfect for street life photos. Walking around the streets of Old Quarter, photographers have the chance to experience the truly sense of Hanoi – a very special living space.

Hanoi Old Quarter

3. West Lake

The best time for photographers to visit West Lake, which is another fantastic spot for taking photos, is in the summer season. A large corner of West Lake will turn into a vividly colorful picture with pink lotus flowers in full blossom during summer. What makes the lotus pond turning into constantly vigorous is the emergence of Vietnamese women wearing the traditional dress called “Ao dai”.

West Lake

Sunset at West Lake is an unlimited inspiration for not only photographers but also every passer-by. It’s the time when the sun goes down in the horizon creating a majestic and breath-taking view. If you are spending time in Hanoi, make sure not to miss this magic moment in West Lake.

Sunset at West Lake

4. Long Bien Bridge

Being one of the most well-known bridges in Vietnam, Long Bien Bridge is a living historic relic designed by French architects. Therefore, it is a popular spot for photographers to get the best photos which mark the imprints of the past and the present as well. Many different angles of the Bridge will amaze you for its unique and ancient beauty.

Long Bien brigde

Wandering around Long Bien Bridge at sunset or sunrise in the early morning, you can not only capture the spectacular scenery but also experience daily life of Hanoians. You will be surprised when finding the quiet time among the vibrant capital of Hanoi. Long Bien Bridge is definitely among the finest place to watch sunset and sunrise in Vietnam.

Long Bien brigde

5. Duong Lam ancient village

Some 60km to the west of Hanoi Capital, Duong Lam, in Son Tay town, Hanoi, is the first-recognized ancient village in Vietnam. This has recently been a favorite place to visit of young people and photographers who love ancient beauty. It is a truly authentic Vietnam as it still retains most of the basic characteristics of a village with port village, trees, courtyard, temples, well, water fields. What makes Duong Lam village a popular and special place is ancient houses. The system of ancient houses makes a unique ancient village with the features of ancient Vietnam, a peaceful area that is very hard to find in the modern life of the cities and turn into an inspiration of photographers.

Duong Lam ancient village

6. Ba Vi National Park

Away from Hanoi two hours to reach by car, Ba Vi National Park is one of Vietnam’s most famous areas of outstanding natural beauty. The national park offers a great experience for photographers with natural settings and stunning scenery of the forest. There are many ruins left since French colonization of Vietnam that will give you a great chance to explore and provide you unique, creative backgrounds for taking photos.

French architecture in Ba Vi

Ba Vi National Park also owns a very special beauty of Mexican Sunflowers. In season of blossom, the vividly yellow color of Mexican Sunflowers spread along the roads and create a romantic picture. Visiting Ba Vi National Park will definitely be an unforgettable opportunity for not only photographers but also for anyone who love natural beauty.

Sunflowers in Ba Vi National Park

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Tommy Ngo

Tommy Ngo was born as a child of Home of Traditional Folk Music of graceful Vietnam. Besides a common role of a master of IT and professional blogger, Tommy also has a passion with traveling and discovering as deep as possible the beauty and culture of the S-shaped country.

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