Street vendors have grown along with Hanoi through hundreds of years. They have become a symbolic image of the thousands-year-old capital.

Many rural women choose to be street vendors to earn their living. Lots of them are breadwinners.

A life without a friend is a life without sun. They often gather at a venue and leave for another together.

Street vendors make the picture of Hanoi distinctive, as they’re a sight which can hardly be found elsewhere in the world.-VNA