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

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


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


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


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


A panel encouraging agricultural development stands by Hoan Kiem Lake.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


A flower market on Hang Khoai Street.


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


A street vendor in the Old Quarter.


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


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


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


Two women ride bicycles wearing ao dai, the traditional Vietnamese long dress. These photos appear in a photo book by Rév Miklós that was published in 1960 in Budapest.



A video of Hanoi in the 1950s by British Pathé