Vietnamese Photographers Captures the Magic of the Mekong via Photography

When the Tet holiday comes close, the farmers in the Mekong River Delta are busy taking care of the beautiful and colorful flower gardens to sell at markets all over Vietnam. The bustling atmosphere and brilliant scenery here attract visitors to check in on the days leading up to the holiday.
January 21, 2023 | 15:28

37 – year – old Nguyen Thanh Tuan, who was born in Tra Vinh, was a freelance photographer. Every year, he trips to some of the most famous flower villages such as Sa Dec – Dong Thap town, Cho Lach – Ben Tre, and Long Duc – Tra Vinh villages.

The photographer said that he often has plans to travel during the Tet holiday, and one of his favorite destinations is the beautiful flower village. Each time he passed one, he would stop to ask the owners for permission to take gorgeous photoshoots with his camera lenses. Traditional flower villages always amaze him with the ingenuity, meticulousness, and hard work of the farmers.

On the occasion of the New Year holiday, Tuan returned to his hometown, and on the way back cited Long Duc flower village (Tra Vinh) and Cho Lach paper flower village (Ben Tre). He shared, “This year, the farmers plant a lot of marigold flowers, but this flower has a very specific fragrance, and we can only see them during the springtime and the Tet holiday. When I drive through the flower fields, I feel this New Year's occasion coming closer. The weather is cool and a little bit chilly, but it makes me feel very comfortable”.

“The farmers here are very friendly and enthusiastic, and they do not collect tickets or charge anything. You only need to ask for permission, do not trample or affect the flowers," the young photographer said.

Thanh Tuan, the Vietnamese photographer who loves traveling and discovering new lands. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan
Thanh Tuan, is a Vietnamese photographer who loves traveling and discovering new lands. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan
These days, farmers are busy taking care of flowers to export to the market. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan
These days, farmers are busy taking care of flowers to export to the market. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan
Raspberry chrysanthemum, a flower that is very popular with Westerners every Tet holiday. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan
Raspberry chrysanthemum, is a flower that is very popular with Westerners every Tet holiday. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan
Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan
Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan
The flower field in Cho Lach (Ben Tre) seen from above, most of the flowers have not yet bloomed to wait for the Lunar New Year. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan
In the flower field in Cho Lach (Ben Tre) seen from above, most of the flowers have not yet bloomed to wait for the Lunar New Year. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan
Vietnamese Photographers Captures the Magic of the Mekong via Photography
Seen from above, the green color of the "flower buds waiting for Tet" stretches out indefinitely. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan
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