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This series of photos were taken from a bridge on Highway 20. This is a view of a floating village on the Tri An Reservoir (Ho Tri An), a large artificial lake in the province of Dong Nai.

The Tri An Dam was completed in the early 1980s with Soviet assistance, the dam and its adjoining hydroelectric station supplies the bulk of Ho Chi Minh City's electric power.

The people living in those houses are mainly fish farmers. The enclosures are for fish and other aquaculture. I read in the Vietnam Bridge that some ca hoang de (cichla ocellaris) and ca chim trang (colossoma brachpomum) both carnivorous species of fish escaped from some fish cages of local farmers.This has seriously threatened the environment of the Tri An Reservoir.

I walked across the bridge at the suggestion of my friend Loc. As it’s a main road lorries and buses were zooming past at speed and the bridge was shaking. There was only a narrow pavement so I did not feel very safe. People on their bicycles or mopeds waved at me or shouted “hello”.

I found this scene fascinating. It looks like they have taken a dead tree which was a threat to their net.

f16 1/160th sec zoom at 70mm crop in Photofiltre

Hoping this aspect of daily life in Vietnam will be of interest. Thank you for stopping by and leaving you thoughts, comments …etc…

Have a nice day,


Tags: Photo journalism Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Portraits and people Floating village Fish farming Aquaculture Tri an reservoir Dong nai province

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piccy 10 8 Wales
20 Jun 2008 11:30AM
Wow, such a lovely view of life in that region. You have to marvell and admire how they have colonised the river, made their homes and fish. So interesting.

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20 Jun 2008 11:46AM
This is very informative
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1500 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 11:58AM
V1 - extraordinarily beautiful composition. And fascinating.
plugin 12 1 Canada
20 Jun 2008 12:33PM
Great images and an interesting narrative. Thank You!
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
20 Jun 2008 12:46PM
An interesting and different village, great to see

challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
20 Jun 2008 12:47PM
I am extremely interested in other walks of life and these images and narrative have been a real treat for me!
Michelle_S 8 529 England
20 Jun 2008 12:52PM
Cormy 9 3 England
20 Jun 2008 1:41PM
Suoper series of pics JNC.Very enjoyable.
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
20 Jun 2008 3:47PM
Very interesting and so well captured and presented.
20 Jun 2008 5:06PM
all nice captures

robway 11 318 Wales
20 Jun 2008 5:09PM
Superb series on a theme, superby produced.
Gaucho Plus
14 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 6:14PM
Wonderful series of photographs and the description makes it for me. Well done.
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 10:02PM
Gee Wizz these are some seriously interesting pictures
abtuie 12 7
21 Jun 2008 12:11AM
Wonderful series of pictures - no1 is so beautifully composed.

21 Jun 2008 8:40AM
very interesting set ;
#1 is a beauty !
21 Jun 2008 11:05PM
Interesting narative and photography... amazing expereince to witness...!!!


Nikki ! Smile
faraidoon 8 1 Afghanistan
22 Jun 2008 6:40AM
Lovely captured great compossed.

22 Jun 2008 4:22PM
Great series.
22 Jun 2008 10:24PM
What a life! Waterlife?
super series,
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
22 Jun 2008 10:59PM
Another interesting series of images JNC

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