20 fascinating images of Vietnam

Photography Life Magazine recently posted 20 fascinating images of Vietnam taken by four photographers on its website in a piece entitled Visions of Vietnam – 4 Photographers, 4 Styles.

Nguyen Vu Phuoc: Dragon Lady was taken very recently in the ancient Imperial City of Hue. It’s a humorous look at the slang term for a domineering or powerful woman that originated in Vietnam long ago.

Nguyen Vu Phuoc: Dragon Lady was taken very recently in the ancient Imperial City of Hue. It’s a humorous look at the slang term for a domineering or powerful woman that originated in Vietnam long ago.

Circle of Dreams – A young woman naps in a round boat woven from bamboo on Vietnam’s central coast, near Phu Yen. The locals say the round shape allows for easy manoeuvrability when fishing in shallow coastal waters.

Quintessential II depicts a young woman in Ha Long wearing the traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai. White Ao Dai are often worn as school uniforms, and on formal occasions other colours are worn as well. Her hat is called a “non la”.

Quintessential II depicts a young woman in Ha Long wearing the traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai. White Ao Dai are often worn as school uniforms, and on formal occasions other colours are worn as well. Her hat is called a “non la”.

A Room with a View – The endless rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi are hailed by many as the most beautiful in Vietnam. The best times to photograph them are June (planting season) and September (harvest season).

Salt Dunes – The salt harvesters of Khanh Hoa province first scrape salt from the bottom of shallow pools into cone shaped piles to be scooped into baskets and poured into large mounds, as shown.

Salt Dunes – The salt harvesters of Khanh Hoa province first scrape salt from the bottom of shallow pools into cone shaped piles to be scooped into baskets and poured into large mounds, as shown.

French born Rehahn: Ao Dai Walking – A young woman walks the waterfront at the UNESCO World Heritage site of old Hoi An.

The Girl & the Elephant – This image of a little M’nong girl was taken in Dak Lak Province, in the Central Highlands. It’s from the same series as the photo chosen for the cover of Conde’ Nast Traveler.

The Girl & the Elephant – This image of a little M’nong girl was taken in Dak Lak Province, in the Central Highlands. It’s from the same series as the photo chosen for the cover of Conde’ Nast Traveler.

Cornrows – Low angle of a corn farmer with his crop drying above. Corn is distant secondary staple to rice, and is often planted in rocky ground where rice cannot grow.

Dune Walk – Cham women walking across the sand dunes near Phan Rang, on the south-central coast.

Dune Walk – Cham women walking across the sand dunes near Phan Rang, on the south-central coast.

Mekong Maze –This image of a lady paddling a small sampan through a tunnel of Cajaput trees, was taken in the Tra Su wetland forest near the Cambodian border in the Mekong Delta.

Bennett Stevens: Fish Net Blues – Sewing fishing nets at a small factory in the Mekong Delta, Bac Lieu Province.   White on Rice – The owner of these terraced rice fields at the head of the Khau Pha Pass, inspects his investment.

Bennett Stevens: Fish Net Blues – Sewing fishing nets at a small factory in the Mekong Delta, Bac Lieu Province. White on Rice – The owner of these terraced rice fields at the head of the Khau Pha Pass, inspects his investment.

Hey Bartender! – A man painting a hotel in Tay Ninh is handed a lunch time cup of beer.

Duck Boat Passing – High School girls in uniform cross one of the myriad waterways of the Mekong Delta as a boatload of ducks goes to market.  Lo Lo Girl – The Lo Lo are among the rarest of the northern mountain tribal groups.

Duck Boat Passing – High School girls in uniform cross one of the myriad waterways of the Mekong Delta as a boatload of ducks goes to market. Lo Lo Girl – The Lo Lo are among the rarest of the northern mountain tribal groups.

David Lazar: Sunrise River – Hoi An.

Mekong Breakfast – Breakfast is made and served from a sampan at Phong Dien floating market in the Mekong Delta.  Son of a Fisherman – A boy catches himself after diving onto a fishing net in the Mekong Delta.

Mekong Breakfast – Breakfast is made and served from a sampan at Phong Dien floating market in the Mekong Delta. Son of a Fisherman – A boy catches himself after diving onto a fishing net in the Mekong Delta.

Girl in Chinese Temple – Classic image of a girl wearing a white Ao Dai and averting her gaze under a non la. The image was captured in Saigon’s Chinatown.

Framed – Taken outside a Chinese temple in the Cholon area of Saigon.

Framed – Taken outside a Chinese temple in the Cholon area of Saigon.

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