NORTHERN VIETNAM PHOTOS AND TRAVELOGUE (OCTOBER 2014)

Field rice in Mai Chau Travel to Mai Chau between rice fields and Thai villages <<-- GO
The valley of Mai Chau is located a few hours drive from Hanoi, in an area still off the beaten track in Vietnam, and it is interesting for its beautiful countryside home to vast rice fields and tiny traditional villages. In Mai Chau, tourists can meet Thai ethnic group with people busy in their daily activities such as weaving silk.
Ethnic tour in Vietnam Tour to Muong Lo and Tu Le: Vietnam countryside and ethnic groups <<-- GO
The region between Muong Lo and the village of Tu Le is one of the most important granary of Vietnam, home to extensive fields of rice, corn, tomatoes and other crops. This place is a paradise for photographers and fans of ethnic tours, as it is still visited by few tourists and therefore the locals are very spontaneous.
Riping rice fields in Vietnam Travel to Mu Cang Chai among beautiful terraced rice fields <<-- GO
Mu Cang Chai is the "capital" of terraced rice fields in Vietnam and offers terraced landscapes of the most beautiful in all of Asia. The terraces are particularly spectacular when the rice is ripe, when everything is yellow, and the locals are involved in the harvesting and threshing of maize important to the economy of the entire Vietnam.
Ethnic minorities in Sapa, Vietnam Tour to Sapa among villages with ethnic minorities <<-- GO
Sapa is a city located in the mountains of northern Vietnam near the Chinese border, and the place is known for the beautiful rice terraces and for the small traditional villages home to many ethnic minorities of Vietnam. An overnight train journey will take me from Lao Cai to Hanoi where the tour will continue to the other parts of the country.
Halong Bay Cruise to Ha Long Bay visiting floating village and limestone caves <<-- GO
The Ha Long Bay was recently added to the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and this merit is due to the particularly beautiful and unique landscape, dominated by thousands of limestone islands ranging in size from that of a car to that of a small hill. The cruise in Halong Bay includes a visit to the local floating village and to a limestone cave.
Hanoi Tour to Hanoi among ancient temples and street markets <<-- GO
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, offers many attractions ranging from centuries-old temples and pagodas, to colorful street markets where locals sell everything and where tourists can appreciate the simple life of the population.

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SOUTHERN VIETNAM PICTURES AND VIETNAM TRAVELOGUE (MARCH 2013)

Saigon Tour of Ho Chi Minh City and the War Remnant Museum <<-- GO
Ho Chi Minh City has the typical appearance of a large Asian metropolis, where ancient buildings contrast with ultra- modern skyscrapers. Particularly interesting is the War Remnants Museum, where authentic artifacts that recall this sad period of history, as well as a vast collection of original photos, are collected.
Bancarella del pesce secco Trip among the markets of  Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) <<-- GO
In Ho Chi Minh City there are several markets that are worth a visit for many products, particularly food sold from stalls. The city also has several temples and pagodas where the faithful pray and burn incense.
Cruise in Vietnam Cruise on Ben Tre River ( Mekong Delta ) in South Vietnam <<-- GO
The Ben Tre River, a tributary of the Mekong, is packed  with activities along its banks, where every family strives in some productive activity such as the manufacture of clay bricks, or the exploitation of the coconut palm to produce everything from carpets to tasty candy.
By bike through the fields in Vietnam Walking through the countryside of South Vietnam <<-- GO
South Vietnam, between the infinite branches of the Mekong Delta, is home to a multitude of villages where people live mainly by agriculture, fishing and breeding. The roads are often reduced to small concrete walkways, which can be only used by bicycles or motorcycles.
Market in Vietnam Tour to Can Tho among its markets with stalls of fruit and fish <<-- GO
An excursion in the many open-air markets of Vietnam allows you to enter deeply  the local life and to observe the great variety of raw materials and products that are used for nutrition, starting from dozens of types of fish unknown to us, to finish even with the river rats open in two halves and roasted.
Floating market in  Vietnam Trip to the floating market of Cai Rang in Vietnam <<-- GO
The water market of Cai Rang, in the heart of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, collects traders and buyers who bargain over the price and complete the sale and purchase directly from their boat. The delta of the Mekong forms a dense network of channels: all people own a boat and the water becomes the focus of aggregation where all the activities take place.