Vietnam has been on my travel wish list these past few years. What attracted me to visit was the images I’ve seen online – the portraits of locals with so much character, the lush greenery and the sense of history that shines through each photograph. Below are a few images from my time spent in Northern Vietnam including Hanoi City and a short visit to Halong Bay.
Making my way through the fields of Mỹ Đức Vạn Kim Village – 1 hour outside of Hanoi City.
You don’t see this coming at you very often…
A village woman close-by in the fields
This man’s name is Do Van Thang – he asked for his photograph and pleaded I send him a copy. It’s in the mail…I just hope he gets it.
This motorbike really caught my eye.
Poking my head in a small house in the streets of Hanoi.
The beautiful faces, light and portrait opportunities in Hanoi City are endless…
The woman in the previous photo allowed me to take a photograph inside her home.
Dong Xuan Market…
…and everything here is fresh.
Toward the end of my trip I had to pay a visit to Halong Bay. The views here are….not bad.
The rolling mountains and lush greenery of the Bay.
Making my way down stream through Chùa Hương (aka) Perfume Pagoda.
Taking the tram up to visit a 2000 year old Buddhist temple tucked away in the hills of the Huong Tich Mountains. You can walk up (apprx 1.5 hours) instead….but you’ll miss this perspective.
Exploring the depths of the Huong Tich Cave in the Perfume Pagoda – one of the most sacred temples in Vietnam.
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