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The village of MíLien is a short distance by motorbike or an elephant ride from Lak Lake.

The countryside is very pleasant and green with some mountains on the horizon. I got there just on time to see the village busy with the children coming home from school and the cattle back for their pasture. Some people were practising their gong music for a festival so the place was echoing with strange sounds and great rythmns. A man went past riding an elephant. Wonderful!

The Ede minority people live in stilt houses grouped together in a village. These longhouses can reach up to 100m in length. The reason for the length of the houses is because they add an ďextensionĒ each time a daughter gets married, the newly wed couple lives with the wife's family.

Roughly a third of the living space is for communal use. The rest partitioned into smaller quarters to give privacy to married couples.

Iím very pleased with the interest in the photos about working in the rice fields. Thank you for your comments. I hope these common scenes of the daily life in the remote village of MíLien will also catch your interest

f14 1/100th sec zoom at 55mm natural light

Have a nice day. Itís sunny here and I hope itís the same where youíre living,


Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Lak lake Dak lak province Ede hill tribe M and lien village

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jaktis 15 84 Sweden
28 Apr 2008 9:55AM
Nice capture off the daily life here


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challicew 11 1 1 South Africa
28 Apr 2008 10:03AM
Wow, really fabulous photographs!
User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 10:05AM
Good images and interest

brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 10:06AM
Super colourful images of day-to-day life in Vietnam. Excellent reportage Jean Noel.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
28 Apr 2008 10:21AM
Another wonderful series of images, Jean-Noel, I really feel that I have been to Vietnam! Carol
User_Removed 13 16 England
28 Apr 2008 10:29AM
Nice sequence, especially like V1 and V5
Artois 13 405 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 10:32AM
Great series of images of an amazing country, Makes me want to go back!
crookymonsta Plus
11 842 10 England
28 Apr 2008 10:40AM
Another great set of images. Sandra
DolphinLady 13 54 1 Wales
28 Apr 2008 11:20AM
Wonderful well detailed images.
Fantastic colours.
Rylands 12 1 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 11:25AM
Excellent very detailed set of images
proz 15 205 United States
28 Apr 2008 1:42PM
wonderful images
phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 2:17PM
Fantastic images,superb photography and well done.

AlanBW 13 20 England
28 Apr 2008 2:30PM
Superb sequence of images
28 Apr 2008 4:26PM
Beautiful write up to go with this set JeanNeol, well done.

GrahamBaines 12 39 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 5:21PM
Beautiful shot of a completely different way, and pace, of life. Nicely done Jean-Noel.

whiteswan01 11 13 England
28 Apr 2008 5:53PM
superb shots V5for me real village life
28 Apr 2008 6:16PM
Thank you very much, Jean-NoŽl
luxaeternam 12 21 1
28 Apr 2008 6:47PM
Love the fact that there are animals in this set. I also like the varied headwear and the bridge in the final shot.
Smile Lucy
norton 15 2 6 Jersey
28 Apr 2008 6:49PM
Great series of images,well captured................

nickyv32 12 135 England
28 Apr 2008 7:02PM
Great set yet again, great shots.

photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
28 Apr 2008 7:50PM
Excellent reportage shots Jean.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
28 Apr 2008 8:45PM
Excellent descriptive images-- a picture is worth 1000 words, as you have shown us!

29 Apr 2008 8:16AM
Lovely set of images.
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 1:25PM
An excellent series,

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