People Line Up to Buy Gold on God of Wealth's Day

Diep Nguyen
BizLIVE - Some photos taken during the morning of God of Wealth's day in Tran Nhan Tong - Hanoi. 
People Line Up to Buy Gold on God of Wealth's Day
Photo: Diep Nguyen
The God of Wealth's day in Vietnam this year is much different from previous years. In times of Covid-19 pandemic, more gold companies have provided the gold booking online services, thus more people have chosen to buy gold through this channel.
At the same time, the lines outside gold stores are much less than the previous years because some people bought gold from some days before as they didn't want to mix with the crowds. Some big gold companies have taken the protective measures with plastic fences and mandatory medical inquiries. All those factors have made this year's God of Wealth's day much different from all others. 
 Some people wait outside for their turn to buy gold today - Photo:  Ngoc Thanh - VnExpress
 To prevent close interaction, gold companies have built up fence and ask people to fill up medical inquiries - Photo: Ngoc Thanh - VnExpress
 The scene in front of one gold store in Tran Nhan Tong Street at 10a.m today. Photo: Diep Nguyen
 Representative of one big gold company revealed that this year the online gold booking surged by 5-7 times from previous years, though the lines are still quite full - Photo: Diep Nguyen
 There are people from other Hanoi surrounding provinces like Bac Ninh, Vinh Phuc... going to Tran Nhan Tong to buy gold. There are some VIP customers book gold online and then are served right at the cars - Photo: Diep Nguyen
 People lined up to buy gold in front of Phu Quy Gold Company at 10a.m today - Photo: Diep Nguyen
 Consumers mostly prefer the big gold companies. Small gold companies' stores are almost empty as usual - Photo: Diep Nguyen
 Tran Nhan Tong Street at 10 a.m today is quite packed up with people buying gold - Photo: Diep Nguyen