Hanoi is the alluring capital of Vietnam, where French colonial aesthetics blend with dizzying signs of development in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. #MYHANOI is an innovative series on CNN International that showcases six Instagrammers and uses their unique storytelling methods to highlight the best of what Hanoi has to offer. From famous landmarks to hidden gems, from historical sites to daily life, #MYHANOI illustrates the city through a different lens, sharing it with a worldwide audience.
Linh Pham @phamhaduylinh
Photojournalist Linh Pham captures the daily aspects of local customs and rituals. He takes CNN to the market at Long Bien Bridge at sunrise and the century-old Hanoi Opera House to experience a cultural show.
Javier Saura @javierpuigsaura
As an expat, Javier Saura offers his unique perspective on Hanoi through his portraitures. CNN joins Saura as he visits the Temple of Literature and goes for a stroll along the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake, chatting with locals and taking their photos.
Lan Chi Tran @caracat
Hanoi-based graphic designer, Lan Chi Tran, is passionate about architecture. She gives CNN a tour of the antique houses around Phan Huy Ich Street and samples local delicacies in the Old Quarter. Then she takes us to West Lake for a bike ride.
Bien Nguyen @bienontheroad
Coffee culture is a staple of Vietnamese life. Bien Nguyen lets CNN in on some of Hanoi’s best-kept beverage hideaways, including where to enjoy ca phe trung, Vietnam’s famous egg coffee.
Hai Thanh @haithanhptw and Maika Elan @maikaelan
Award-winning photographers and married couple, Maika Elan and Hai Thanh reflect on their favourite local places including a railway neighbourhood and the labyrinthine alleys of Hanoi. Then they cap off the night with a few draft beers at a local “bia hoi”—a staple of Hanoian nightlife.
Adding in a local musical flavour, the program’s background score features the work of six Vietnamese musicians and beatmakers: DJ Jase Nguyen
, Teddy Chilla
Airtimes for 30-minute special - Hong Kong/ Singapore/ Beijing/ Taipei/ Manila/ Kuala Lumpur:
March at 1730 HKT and 2330 HKT
April at 1930 HKT
April at 0830 HKT
April at 1730 HKT
April at 1130 and 1630 HKT
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