Vietnam (2005)
Photos per year (number): 1999 (47) 2004 (59) 2005 (167)
Countryside near the Perfume Pagoda

Village near the Perfume Pagoda

The boats to go to the Perfume Pagoda

Putting beans out to dry

A boy rows with his sandals

The women await tourists and locals

Slow boat journey to the Perfume Pagoda

A falcon flies over the river

Scene on the river

Strange man on a bridge

Work on the river

H??ng T?ch Cave

Altar in the cave

Prayers

Incense on an altar

View inside the cave

The cave entrance from within

Building a cable car station to the cave

Entrance to the Thi?n Tr? Pagoda

A welcoming temple entrance

Charm of this place of worship

Thi?n Tr? Pagoda

View from the pagoda

Inside the pagoda

The altar of Thi?n Tr? Pagoda

Beautiful doors

In the Thi?n Tr? Pagoda grounds

Chinese influence at the pagoda

Water lily flower

Reaching for the skies

Fake money offerings

Flames consume the fake hundred dollar bills

Temple bells

Women waiting to row back

Tortoise Tower on Hoan Kiem Lake

Ngoc Son Temple on Hoan Kiem Lake

Street in the Old Quarter

Activity in the Old Quarter

An internationally acclaimed artist

Bustle of shopping

Ngoc Son Temple

Altar in Ngoc Son Temple

Fine door

Men playing

Entrance of Ngoc Son Temple

Old colonial prison

A funerary service

Small back streets in central Hanoi

Flag Tower

Courtyard of the Army Museum

Statue of Lenine in central Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Couple praying at the One Pilar Pagoda

Old men passing time near the One Pilar Pagoda

Putting together flower arrangements

Students gathered at the Temple of Literature

Main alley to the Temple of Literature

Chinese influence at the Temple of Literature

Stelae of the graduates

Some of the 82 stelae left

Peaceful setting in the temple grounds

Temple of Literature

A fine day lights up the scenery of Sapa

Children at play

Going down in the beautiful valley

View of Sapa

The valley near Sapa

Paddy terraces

Houses amongst the fields

Walking down the valley

Horse in a paddy field

Talking to our guide in the scenic paddy fields

Contrasting colours and light of Lao Chai

Young Hmong girls along the tourist trail

Meet the village children

Down in the valley

Hmong villagers observing the construction of the new bridge

At work on a concrete bridge

Moving up a hill in a village

Children running across dry rice fields

View of Lao Chai and the road from Sapa

Hmong clothes put out to dry

Piglets and sow

A Hmong house

Leaving a village

Hmong woman resting

Smily Hmong woman after a rest

Follow the guide

Irrigated paddy terraces

Always joking around with the locals

Sweet potato patch

Bamboo irrigation

A peaceful buffalo

Are you sure this is a good idea?

Checking out the buffalo

Finally on the buffalo!

I finally climbed on the buffalo

Hmong women ready to sell to tourists

Getting to know each other

A nice young Hmong at the home stay

Preparing sweet potato

Helping out with the cooking

Unpacking the groceries

Preparing dinner

All around the kitchen fire

Dinner is nearly ready

Staying warm in the kitchen

Late evening around the fire

Our guide Chi sits by the fire

Late night TV and smoking for the men

Pancakes for breakfast

Morning pancakes for breakfast

Quiet country scene of ducks

Walking through a bamboo forest

Beauty of the bamboo cover

Our guide after a mad race down a hill

Red Zai women waiting for tourists

Drowning the tourists with offers

A cute village pig

Hmong silverware for sale

Red Zai woman by a waterfall

Chi's amusing face

Red Zai woman

A watermill to pound rice

Chi shows the cute horse she just made

Village life along the paddy fields

Our guide and I

Girls playing with simple shuttlecocks

Coming back up the valley

Our room in Sapa

Colourful chilis

Misty local food market of Sapa

Cold morning in Sapa's food market

Main square of Lao Cai

An old woman stretches in the early morning

Morning exercises of Tai Chi by the lake

Fast preparation of banh cuon

Hanoi's opera house

In the heart of the Mekong Delta

Mushrooming town along the Mekong

Towns eating up the rice fields

Vietnam's endless rice fields

Generations of vehicles

Fishing in the Mekong

Wishful fishing

The ferry across the Mekong

On board the ferry

The crossing

Plantation house arcade

The reception area

The altar

New orange and papaya trees

Ripening papaya

Fish pond

Dragonfly

Plantation house, trees and pond

Brick factory by the river

Crossing back on the ferry

Shopping for prawns at the market

A local fish seller

   
Gasping mouths of hundreds of eels

Fish stalls and women

The online game shop

Packing up in Benh Thanh market

On board a dinner cruise boat

Fast boat on the Mekong near Saigon's harbour

Riding in a rickshaw

   

 

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