Everything in Vietnam revolves around water: food, tourism, transport, living.
One of the things that amazes the tourist in Vietnam is the sheer amount of water all across the country, without even considering the coastline. The most impressive are the flooded rice fields, found everywhere. Even in the mountains, they may not have actual fields, but they have flooded rice terraces. And lots of rivers and two huge deltas. And humidity. And rain. You get the picture.
Below is a shot I took in Hoi An, half-way between the northern capital of Hanoi and the largest city down south, Saigon. It’s amazingly colourful and, thankfully, less crowded than the other big destinations of the country.
Hoi An is a World Heritage site.
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