Muong Hum in Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province is picturesque in pouring-water season. As the first rains of the monsoon season fall on the mountainous area, local people start preparing for a new crop. Coming to Bat Xat district in May and June, tourists will easily feel a bustling atmosphere in the fields as groups of farmers reinforce their fields’ banks; some plough their fields; and others plant rice.
A woman is taking care of her flower garden in Tay Tuu village, which is located around 20km from center of Hanoi. Covering a total area of more than 200 hectares, Tay Tuu is one of the main flower suppliers to the capital and surrounding areas, especially during the Lunar New Year holidays. In 2017, the flower village was recognized as a traditional craft village in Hanoi. Flower growers in Tay Tuu grow rose, daisy, lily, dahlia, and gerbera all year around.
The photo is of a fisherman catching fish at dawn in colorful Quang Loi lagoon in Thua Thien - Hue province’s Quang Dien district. Quang Loi lagoon is located around 30km from Hue city. People in the locality live by fishing and consider fishing boats their houses.
This photo of a lush green grass field was taken in a countryside in Quang Nam province.
A picture of a peaceful village with a woman looking after her ducks in a flooded field on the outskirts of Quang Nam
A magical scenery of lumnitzera racemosa in Ca Cai mangrove forest in Binh Thuan commune of Quang Ngai province’s Binh Son district. This kind of tree is planted in the area to protect the coast from wave erosion and improve ecological environment.
Newly-harvested fields in a village in Phan Rang city of Ninh Thuan district are soaked with water to prepare for the next crop.
Flooding season in the Southwestern region takes place from July to October. Rains in the period bring life to lotus and water lily in the area. In the photo, a woman is washing water lily flowers, which have been harvested in a flooded field in Kien Tuong town of Long An province.
The peaceful life of people in Moc Hoa district of Long An province in flooding season
A herd of buffalo crossing a flooded field in Tan An city of Long An province
Catching fish in a flooded field in Tha La of Vinh Te commune of An Giang province’s Chau Doc city. An Giang province is one of the first provinces in the Mekong Delta region affected by flood in flood season.
Local people in the countryside of Ca Mau province are working for a living in an eleocharis dulcis field. Eleocharis dulcis grow fast in rainy season and are used as a kind of vegetable. The plant is mainly grown in An Giang, Dong Thap, Long An, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau provinces. Visiting these Southwestern localities, tourists will have an opportunity to experience a typical day of a farmer through interesting activities, including catching fish and collecting water spinach, water lily, sesbania sesban, or eleocharis dulcis.
Translated by Tran Hoai