This farmer cycles from the countryside into Saigon. She then braves the anarchy on the roads and the weather and makes a living selling her produce.
Saigon, Vietnam, 2008
500 years ago, Nguyen Trai praised the beauty of Ha Long Bay in his verse Lộ nhập Vân Đồn, in which he called it "rock wonder in the sky". Even though Ha Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, no one is allowed to make there home on land. Instead people live on floating houses, sometimes as part of a floating village and use boats for transport.
This woman was walking down the street when she noticed a very peculiar man kneeling on the floor holding a huge camera to his face and acting a little strange. She stopped to look at what he was doing. The back lit street sign behind her served as a perfect background. She then heard a click and moved on.
Hoi An, Vietnam, 2008.
The frequency of helmet use in the four study locations ranged from 90–99% among adults, from 15–53% among children. Out Of the parents surveyed, 67% said the fear of neck injury was the most important reason their children did not wear a helmet. Rach Gia, Vietnam, 2008
View of Ha Long Bay. The bay consists of a dense cluster of over 3,000 limestone monolithic islands (although locals claim there are only 1,969 as this is the year of Ho Chi Minh's death), each topped with thick jungle vegetation, rising spectacularly from the ocean.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, 2008
Local lady, amused at her picture being taken. The Vietnamese people are friendly and easy going, always ready for a laugh.Small village close to Ninh Binh,
Northern Vietnam, 2008
Ha Long Bay. During the Vietnam War, many of the channels between the islands were heavily mined by the United States navy, some of which pose a threat to shipping to this day.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, 2008
Peace and tranquility in Ha Long Bay.The beauty of Hạ Long Bay consists in its mountains, water, clouds, caves and grottoes. Many, however, do not realise that Hạ Long was also the cradle of an ancient people who helped create the present Hạ Long culture.
Lak Lake is as tranquil as it gets. Local fishermen casting there nets, elephants crossing the lake, locals riding a water buffalo or Mnong tribal people sitting outside there traditional long houses are all common sites in this part of Vietnam.
Lak Lake, Vietnam, 2008
Family going shopping on there moped. Mopeds are everywhere in Vietnam. In a country were cars are a luxury that only a very small minority can afford, mopeds have become a status symbol.
Rach Gia, Vietnam, 2008
Floating village on Ha long bay. Ha Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960 islets, most of which are limestone. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments.
Hồ Chí Minh born Nguyễn Sinh Cung (19 May 1890 – 3 September 1969) was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary and leader who was prime minister (1946–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). He formed the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and led the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War until his death.
Worshipers at the Cao Dai great Temple. Adherents engage in ethical practices such as prayer, veneration of ancestors, nonviolence, and vegetarianism with the minimum goal of rejoining God the Father in Heaven and the ultimate goal of freedom from the cycle of birth and death.
Tay Ninh, North of Saigon, Vietnam, 2008
Woman making rise paper. She has been practicing her craft for decades and sitting in the same position for hours, But, her livelihood and family depended on these skills, which she had honed to a seemingly effortless precision. Such level of culinary craftsmanship comes only from having done something tens of thousands of times.
Hoi An, Vietnam, 2008