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VIETNAM 2013 #108

Continuing the series about a boat trip along the waterways in U Minh Thuong National Park in Vietnam’s far South. I was surprised to see quite a few people standing motionless under the hard beating sun, on their small boats and fishing.

People will come from Ho Chi Minh City 365km away in order to escape from the bustle of city life and enjoy the primitive cajeput forest and listen to the various bird songs and insect chirps before being interrupted by the loud noise of a motor boat. They hope to catch a very big snakefish. Some can reach a length of about 1 m (3 ft 3).

VND40,000 (£1,20/USD1,90) is the price for admission to the fishing grounds. The rod and bait are included in the price! Apparently, every weekend, hundreds of anglers flock to the Park. It costs VND30,000 to hire (£0,90/ USD 1,40) a small boat for a day.

Tags: Boats National park Vietnam Mekong delta Anglers Landscape and travel U MINH THUONG U MINH DISTRICT KIEN GIANG PROVINCE

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ColleenA Plus
7 411 6 Australia
24 Sep 2013 6:28PM
beautiful images and interesting information....well captured

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24 Sep 2013 6:28PM
Three excellent captures. I like the composition of V1.
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
24 Sep 2013 6:37PM
Fascinating images, Jean-Noel, I hope you are going to put up some images of a snake fish Smile Carol
Barr1e 13 20 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:40PM
Great interest in the story showing life as is in a picture - thanks.

Regards. Barr1e
24 Sep 2013 6:40PM

Quote:Fascinating images, Jean-Noel, I hope you are going to put up some images of a snake fish Smile Carol
I did not see any snakefish or anybody catching one.
ali63 7 778 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:51PM
Great images,

8 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 6:56PM
Three very well observed, composed, exposed and photographed images with huge appeal. I particularly like image number one, a great point of view and a very fine composition.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
10 10 10 England
24 Sep 2013 8:05PM
The addition of the human figures adds greatly to the interest Jean-Noel.
25 Sep 2013 2:26AM
Fascinating story, and a wonderful set of photos. I like the composition of V1 the most.

Maiwand 12 3 73 England
25 Sep 2013 6:26AM
Three top class captures Jean-Noel.
viscostatic 13 43 5 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 11:43AM
Amazing birds; great photos.


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