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Street Vendor Children, Can Tho Fisherman on Lak Lake Former Viet Cong Soldier Woman, Central Highlands Ama Kong, Ban Don Village Silk Factory, Central Highlands Rice Harvest Silk Lanterns, Hoi An Perfume Pagoda Perfume Pagoda North Vietnam River Vietnamese Temple Vietnamese Temple Vietnamese Buddhist Nuns Hanoi Street Vendor Street Vendor Basket Vietnamese Restaurant Vietnamese Propaganda Sign Vietnam War Memorial Bahnar Child Central Highlands, Vietnam Frangipani Trees Vietnamese Woman Watermelons Piglets Vietnamese Lady Tools at Market Churu Tribe Woman Churu Tribe Child Central Highlands Village Hill Tribe Boy Shy Child Vietnamese Girls Monk, Dalat Smoking Raw Tabacco Flower H'mong Woman Black H'mong Village Bac Ha Market Flower H'mong Women Raw Tobacco Flower H'mong Girl

Vietnam is a photographer's dream. The natural scenery is stunning. You'll find brilliant green rice fields, white sand beaches with crystal clear water, rugged mountains, interesting people, ethnic Vietnamese and hill tribe markets, and much more. While pictures will come out better outside of the dry season (late March to about June) due to the scenery being greener, there is no bad time of year to take pictures in Vietnam.

The Mekong Delta is great for river scenery, including floating markets. In Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, and Hanoi you'll find fascinating city life and interesting architecture...a combination of Vietnamese and French colonial buildings that make for great photos. For nature photography it's hard to beat the Central Highlands, the entire coast, and Halong Bay. And if you like Halong Bay, there are similar limestone formations around the Perfume Pagoda near Hanoi, and in the town of Tam Coc.

Outside of the more well known cities, one of the most rewarding places for a photographer in Vietnam is the rugged north, where hill tribes like the Flower H'mong come together in towns like Sapa, Bac Ha, and Can Cau for incredibly colorful markets. If you're trying decide what to pack on your trip to Vietnam, be sure to bring plenty of memory cards or film. You'll need it!