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Ninh Diem is an interesting place to visit for its salt fields.

Women do the back breaking work of carrying heavy laden baskets full of salt to a big salt mound where where they empty the baskets. Itís a relentless back and forth journey from before sunrise to sunset under the scorching sun.

The men gather the salt into small mounds. It does not seem to be easy either but thy don't carry what seems to be a heavy load.

Youíll more photos of those amazing and courageous women over the next few days/weeks.

Tags: Vietnam Landscape and travel Women workers KHANH HOA PROVINCE NINH DIEM NINH HOA NINH DIEM SALT FIELDS

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nikonf5 16
19 Jan 2014 6:31PM
muy bonita foto, very well done

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19 Jan 2014 6:46PM
I do wonder how many people realise how hard it is to produce sea salt!
An interesting image, Jean-Noel!

tomcat 13 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 6:47PM
These images of yours epitomise a people who's spirit would not, or could not be broken

A fine example is no doubt Dien Bien Phu

cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
19 Jan 2014 7:26PM
A fascinating insight Smile
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
19 Jan 2014 8:54PM
What a wonderful image Jean-Noel of these hard working ladies--made all the better this time by the fact that they have toshame one of the men of the village to help them.!!!!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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7 5.7k 10 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 11:09PM
A fascinating look into their lives.Smile


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