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These are the last photos in the series to the Perfume Pagoda.

It's a pity the weather was so poor as there would would have been more opportunities for photos if it had not rained.
What was more important for me was to witness the event and see the people who despite the rain and mud were undeterred to bring their offerings and leave them at the temples or in the cave at the top of the mountain (the Perfume Pagoda).

Both journeys to the Pagoda and back were wonderful quiet and peaceful moments. The boats were very uncomfortable as you have to sit on a narrow piece of metal but in a way it did not matter as the countryside was so beautiful and unlike anything I had seen before.

This photo was taken on the return journey to My Doc.

f13 1/80th sec ISO 800

I'm very grateful for your comments on my previous photos.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a few words, critique or advice. Always appreciated.

Enjoy the long week-end,


Tags: Vietnam Landscape and travel Perfume pagoda Huong song mountainsandmountains of perfume Tributary of yen river Karst mountains My doc

Voters: yelnats, ZInaNMooner, CarolG and 38 more

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23 Mar 2008 6:18PM
Nice capture, it's important to have registers of this cultural events before they gone. Well done.

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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
23 Mar 2008 6:22PM
Wonderful images, Jean-Noel, it must have been a very moving experience. Carol
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
23 Mar 2008 6:22PM
I love all boats on the river with those great mountains in the background. Must have been a great time there

robway 14 318 Wales
23 Mar 2008 6:29PM
Wonderful collection of images, great travel photography.
glyndwr 12 66 10 Wales
23 Mar 2008 7:13PM
Great image.
The way it is presented a great feature for me, just a little lower in the water viewpoint, it has the effect of a movie scene.

helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 7:13PM
Actually I find v7 the most interesting of the images, even thought the light is not as good.
23 Mar 2008 7:24PM
Looks very exotic.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
23 Mar 2008 7:48PM
V3 - the arrival would be my fav. Nice selection.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
23 Mar 2008 9:06PM
Thanks for the wonderful shots Jean. You have surely managed to portray a feeling of this mystical part of the world.
thorn 15 124 2 Scotland
23 Mar 2008 11:03PM
Hi Jean,
nos1,2,3,5,7 are fantastic,love them all but they are my favourite shots.A superb peek for us into the mystical east and a different way of life.Thankyou for sharing.Happy Easter or simply Happy weekend.take care,AnnSmile
phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 11:03PM
Agree with Ron,wonderful shots Jean.Like it.

taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
24 Mar 2008 12:36AM
Learned about the Perfume pagoda-- etc. I like these images taken in the mist-- - What a great experience!

User_Removed 13 16 England
24 Mar 2008 1:36AM
More great reportage and fine images. Nice work Jean
TyChee 14 275 1 United States
24 Mar 2008 2:43AM
Love the layered look of the mountains. There is something about number 7 that really works for me.
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
24 Mar 2008 8:09PM
Great series Jean Noel

25 Mar 2008 6:54AM
Stunning images. Absolutely love them.
piccy 13 8 Wales
27 Mar 2008 6:36PM
A lovely look at a different culture.
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2008 9:51PM
Beautiful images of life on and with the water!
Is Vietnam safe for tourists?

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