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VIETNAM 2013 #83

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
The main street of the small village of Dat Mui at the southernmost tip of Vietnam. The local people earn their living from fishing and aquaculture (mainly shrimps and crabs). They are is still poor but their livelihood is improving.

All children of school age have access to education and there is a healthcare center in the village.
Things were different in the 1970‘s as Dat Mui Commune was a “Liberation Forces Base” during the “American War”.

Large-scale US troops raids took place in the area and the “Liberation Soldiers” had to hide in the mangrove forests nearby. There very little food or fresh water. They had to boil down sea water to get drinking water and also boil “mam fruit” in order to have something to eat. The “mam fruit” is very bitter.

Tags: Street Village Houses Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel CA MAU PROVINCE DAT MUI NGOC HIEN DISTRICT CAPE MUI CA MAU

Voters: Nigeve1, Derek_Fearn, RonnieAG and 16 more


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Nigeve1 6 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 10:06AM
Two well observed images. I prefer V1 which has great composition and colour and gives a good feeling for the location.
Nigel

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RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
18 Aug 2013 10:18AM
These scenes allow a glimpse into the lives and conditions of the villagers, JNC: I like the attempts at the entrance balcony in V 2.
Ronnie.
rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
18 Aug 2013 10:42AM
Clean and tidy Jean.
Ron.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
18 Aug 2013 11:00AM
A fascinating insight Smile
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
18 Aug 2013 11:03AM
It all looks so neat, tidy, and well cared for Jean-Noel. So nice to hear that life is improving for the villagers.GrinGrin
Ron
moiral 9 12 Scotland
18 Aug 2013 12:34PM
A lovely little look at how the local people live. Moira

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