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Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

February 04, 2021 | 08:25

Bac Giang-based photographer Nguyen Huu Thong captured the colors of the daily life in Vietnam’s northern highlands during spring.

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Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong/ VNExpress

At the year-end, forest peach blossoms burst into full bloom, dying a pink hue all over the mountains and hill flanks in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai Province, according to VNExpress.

Peach blossoms mainly naturally grow in the communes of La Pan Tan, Nam Khat, Pung Luong, and De Xu Phinh.

Peach blossoms have five pink petals with long red pistils, blooming in clusters until the Lunar New Year Festival, or Tet, Vietnam's biggest and most important holiday.

Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong/ VNExpress

A H'Mong mother and her two children amidst the white plum blossom valley in Phieng Canh Village of Tan Lap commune, Moc Chau District, Son La Province.

Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong/ VNExpress

Lo Lo ethnic minority women brightly smile amidst a buckwheat flower field along the hillside of Lung Cu Commune in Ha Giang’s Dong Van District.

Lensmen Nguyen Huu Thong said that every spring, he travels to Ha Giang to take photos.

Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong/ VNExpress

Thong said that the image that impresses him most is one depicting a child's cheeks next to a cluster of yellow rapeseed flowers at Sung La.

Sung La commune is located on the National Highway 4C, linking Yen Minh District with Dong Van Plateau in Ha Giang where spellbinds tourists with “Trình tường” houses enveloped by blooming rapeseed, peach and plum blossoms.

Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong/ VNExpress

The spring vibe engulfs Dong Van rocky plateau.

Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong/ VNExpress

A giant water wheel in Trung Khanh, Cao Bang. The water wheel plays a pivotal role in providing irrigation water for terraced rice fields.

Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong/ VNExpress

Dao ethnic women harvest bamboo in Bao Lac District, west of Cao Bang Province. The green of the bamboo forest and pink of ethnic costume create a stunning picture. This photo was also displayed at the Vietnam Art Photo Contest and Exhibition 2020.

90% of Thong’s pictures are taken in the Northern highlands which has helped him achieve many photography awards.

Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong/ VNExpress

A peaceful afternoon with herds of horses on Huu Lung steppe in Lang Son Province. Horses are mainly tamed to serve tourism purposes.

Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong/ VNExpress

The red color of lychees overwhelms Luc Ngan District in Bac Giang Province.

Every June, residents in Bac Giang harvest lychees and sell them to traders across the country.

Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong/ VNExpress

Calligraphers write couplets on red paper in Tho Ha Village of Viet Yen District, Bac Giang Province.

Tho Ha ancient village, situated on the bank of the Cau River, boasts picturesque scenery with banyan trees, wells, and communal house.

Spring colors in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong/ VNExpress

Quan họ Bắc Ninh folk songs festival in Bo Da pagoda, Tien Son commune, Viet Yen district, Bac Giang province.

Quan họ Bắc Ninh folk songs was recognized as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2009.

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