Hanoi is not world famous for its nightlife and some visitors find it outright boring but there are some places worth checking out. Even just walking through the streets you can explore a lot of Vietnamese traditional characteristics under the sparkling street light at night.
The most prolific side to Hanoi's after-work activities are its many beer bars selling 'bia hoi (fresh beer).
But you will be surprised that here are quite many night activities in Hanoi such as night market, street foods or any kind of sport, dance, people gathering and so on. So take your camera go out see and enjoy Hanoi.
I did it getting more accustomed to the behavior of my Sony NEX 7 with my 35mm f 1.2 Voigtlaender lens. Around the flag tower of Hanoi there was a big crowd doing different things from biking, break dancing, roller-skating and many more.
At a setting of Aperture f 2.0 and ISO 6400 I got some images which I like and would like to share.