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The night charm of Hanoi and Hue – the two most famous tourism centers in Vietnam – was impressively captured in a digital camera by Sebastien Laval (Facebook), a very well-known French photographer.

Sebastien Laval – a photographer from Poitiers city, in the west of France – has fell in love with Vietnam since the 1990s.

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He started his career as a photographer from a very young age and his desire for this kind of art was inspired by his grandfather.

Hanoi and Hue at night vietnam
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Laval came to Vietnam in the 1990s for the first time to study the lifestyles of ethnic minority groups in the northern region of Vietnam.

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The oldest in the series of his photos was captured in December 2007. It was also the very first time he explored the streets of Hanoi with a digital camera.

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Turned out that he had a chance to witness another Hanoi. So charming and romantic was it that he forgot a noisy and boisterous Hanoi in the day life.

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It was a so sparkling, magical, and twinkling city looming in the colorful light illuminated from the houses, the stars, and the moon above the infinite sky.

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Having visited Vietnam for many times, especially Hanoi and Hue, he finally finished his series of photos ” Hanoi 18h/6h and Hue 18h/6h”. These rare shots of Hanoi and Hue on the night charm were incredibly beautiful.

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To create the collection, the French photographer captured the two cities in the period between 6 pm and 6 am, showing the surreal beauty of deserted alleys, railway lines and shops lit by streetlights.

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The vivid photos bear unique light – no artificial light – and reflect cultural aspects of the two well-known destinations at night.

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“Hue is the place where I grew up and I know it inside out. However, it was not until I saw Sebastien’s photos that I knew I had missed another hidden beauty of Hue” shared Phan Trong Minh, the CEO of a hotel in Hue.

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“These photographs really inspire the guests who come to visit and enjoy, so they have a chance to explore Hanoi and feel its charm in a brand new way”. said Mr. Franck Lafourcade, the general director of a hotel in Hanoi.

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Laval’s photographic works were displayed during the Hue festival in 2008, 2010, and 2014. During this year’s festival, he staged an exhibition coinciding with the publication of his new book, “Hue – City of Crying Stones”. It features photos, poems, and comments of Vietnamese scholars on the famous central city.

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The photos were exhibited at the Art Vietnam Gallery in Hanoi, before being sent to another exhibition at MGallery La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa in Hue from April 29 to May 4.

Hanoi and Hue at night vietnam
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