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With Tet approaching Hang Ma street is becoming increasingly crowded with both local residents and tourists preparing for Tet celebration.

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Due to the added business in the buildup to the festive period, the street appears more colourful than on normal days.

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The street is full of life as both buyers and sellers go about their business.

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The range of festive items being sold this year is far more diverse than during previous years.

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The area is notable for the large number of foreign tourists who come to enjoy the pre-Tet atmosphere that is typical on the streets of Hanoi around this time of year.

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Many buyers come from provinces outside of Hanoi to visit Hang Ma street for the purpose of buying in bulk.

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Typical items that can be found on sale on the street are lanterns, flowers, and other decorative products.

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Around this time of the year the street becomes an ideal destination in which young people can snap photos.

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Situated close to Hang Ma street, the same bustling atmosphere can be found on Hang Ruoi street.

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A buyer takes a look at peach and apricot flowers which are made from cloth and plastic and are used as decorations.

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