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Hanoi’s gateways crowded with returnees after Tet holiday

Hanoi’s gateways crowded with returnees after Tet holiday

Friday, January 27, 2023, 10:24 GMT+7
Hanoi’s gateways crowded with returnees after Tet holiday
Long lines of cars move on the Phap Van-Cau Gie Expressway in Hanoi, January 26, 2023. Photo: Van Cong / Tuoi Tre

Most ways leading to Hanoi were crammed with people and vehicles returning to the Vietnamese capital city on Thursday, the last day of the seven-day 2023 Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

Compared to normal days, the traffic toward the gateways was heavy but there was no severve congestion.

Vehicles began to fill the Phap Van-Cau Gie Expressway, which connects the city center with its southern part, at around 4:00 pm.  

A section of Ring Road 3 passing through the Khuat Duy Tien intersection in Thanh Xuan District was slightly crowded, with vehicles moving at a low pace.

My Dinh and Giap Bat, the two major bus stations in the capital city, were also packed with post-Tet returnees.

Numerous vehicles formed long lines on a section of Ngoc Hoi Street near Nuoc Ngam Bus Station in Hoang Mai District as this is the main route for people from southern provinces to the capital city.

“The holiday ended, now it’s time to return to the city,” said Le Thi Thu, a woman back from northern Nam Dinh Province.

The Tet break lasted seven days from January 20 to 26.

Below are photos of city dwellers rushing back to Hanoi on Thursday:

A post-Tet returnee pulls a luggage at a bus station in Hanoi, January 26, 2023. Photo: Nguyen Bao / Tuoi Tre

A post-Tet returnee pulls luggage at a bus station in Hanoi, January 26, 2023. Photo: Nguyen Bao / Tuoi Tre

People return to Hanoi after the seven-day 2023 Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, January 26, 2023. Photo: Nguyen Bao / Tuoi Tre

People return to Hanoi after the seven-day 2023 Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, January 26, 2023. Photo: Nguyen Bao / Tuoi Tre

A family returns to Hanoi on a motorbike after the seven-day 2023 Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, January 26, 2023. Photo: Nguyen Bao / Tuoi Tre

A family returns to Hanoi on a motorbike after the seven-day 2023 Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, January 26, 2023. Photo: Nguyen Bao / Tuoi Tre

People return to Hanoi after the seven-day 2023 Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, January 26, 2023. Photo: Nguyen Bao / Tuoi Tre

People return to Hanoi after the seven-day 2023 Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, January 26, 2023. Photo: Nguyen Bao / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles wait for a red light at Khuat Duy Tien intersection in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, January 26, 2023. Photo: Van Cong / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles wait for a red light at the Khuat Duy Tien intersection in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, January 26, 2023. Photo: Van Cong / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles wait for a red light on Ngoc Hoi Street near Nuoc Ngam Bus Station in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, January 26, 2023. Photo: Van Cong / Tuoi Tre

Vehicles wait for a red light on Ngoc Hoi Street near Nuoc Ngam Bus Station in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, January 26, 2023. Photo: Van Cong / Tuoi Tre

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