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Ninh Diem is a small town North of Nha Trang (about one hour's drive). It is famous for its salt fields.

The heavy work is done by a team women. Those baskets full of salt look really heavy. In V2, you get an idea of the effort the woman worker has to make to lift the load and get going to empty her baskets on the salt mound hundred yards away.

The yoke is used to carry the two baskets. Itís made out of flat pieces of bamboo.

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

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Maiwand 12 3 73 England
21 Jan 2014 6:07PM
Wonderful hard working ladies Jean-Noel.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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21 Jan 2014 6:33PM
You have documented the life of these salt collectors so well, Jean-Noel.
Excellent work.

taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
21 Jan 2014 6:39PM
This is dreadful work-- I have noted the sneakers-- would like to donate a pair of rubber boots--

Images are informative, I particularly like the close up of the salt basket!
ColleenA Plus
7 411 6 Australia
21 Jan 2014 7:57PM
These poor women really do have hard lives, an excellent set of images yet again
tomcat 13 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 8:13PM
Hate to think what their feet are like - paddling about in that brine

jaktis 15 84 Sweden
22 Jan 2014 5:27AM
I like v2 showing the burden so well

Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
17 Feb 2014 7:07PM
A terrific set of images showing these workers toiling away in intolerable working conditions that most of us can not imagine

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