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[Photos] On the 1990s Tourist Trail in Hanoi

Packed with traffic, skyscrapers and a growing number of four-wheeled vehicles, today's Hanoi is a world apart from its 1990s incarnation.

Just as the effects of Doi Moi began to show on the streets of the capital, a slow trickle of foreign tourists arrived in the capital to find a buzzing city filled with motorbikes and imported goods, not to mention a population full of optimism for the future.

In his collection of images, featured on Reds, German photographer Hans-Peter Grumpe captured this sense of enthusiasm over several visits to the capital between 1991 and 1993. Over three short years, the photographer watched as Hanoi underwent rapid transformation.

Take a tour of Hanoi’s most famous sights, circa 1991-1993, below:

Hanoi's Old Town.

Trang Tien Street.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

Ho Chi Minh Museum.

Temple of Literature.

Hoan Kiem Lake.

Children in Ba Dinh District.

Dong Xuan Market.

One Pillar Pagoda.

[Photos via Reds]


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