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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although the northern coast line of Phu Quoc Island is now build up with plenty of hotels, this small part of the southern coast is still unspoiled. Wild horses walking along the shore is a common site here. Rubbish washed ashore from the markets in the Mekong Delta spoils the otherwise perfect postcard beach every afternoon. Bai Sao Beach, Phu Quoc Island, vietnam, 2008