Beauty of solitude central to Vietnam photo series

By Huynh Phuong   June 13, 2021 | 08:43 pm GMT+7
Cao Ky Nhan traveled across the country to take pictures of tranquility and solitude as depicted by nature and humans alike.
Nhan said that in early January 2021, the northern mountain region, including Lao Cai Province, home to popular resort town Sa Pa, were hit by a cold snap resulting from a strong cold front. When hearing information, he went to Lao Cai to hunt for snow and took the photo of a lonely house in the middle of the white snow in Nhiu Co San Mountain in Y Ty Commune.

Nhan said that in early January 2021, the northern mountain region, including Lao Cai Province, home to popular resort town Sa Pa, was hit by a cold snap resulting from a strong cold front. Responding to the news, he traveled to Lao Cai where he shot this photo of a lonely house inundated with white snow on Nhiu Co San Mountain of Y Ty Commune.

A small house lying alone on a tea hill in Moc Chau Town in the northern province of Son La. In the early morning, tea fields are covered in mist, creating an charming landscape. At an altitude of 1,050 meters above sea level, Moc Chau with a temperate climate is suitable for growing tea.

A small house stands alone on a tea hill in Moc Chau Town of northern Son La Province. At an altitude of 1,050 meters above sea level, Moc Chau with a temperate climate is suitable for growing tea.

This detached house lies on ripe golden terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai, a rural town lined with mesmerizing rice terraces in Yen Bai Province,  around seven hours drive to the northwest of Hanoi. The town sits at 1,000 m above sea level at the foot of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and its rice terrace fields stretch across 2,200 ha of the mountainside.

This detached house is located amid the ripe golden rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai Province, around seven hours' drive to the northwest of Hanoi. The town sits at 1,000 meters above sea level at the foot of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range, with its rice terraces stretching across 2,200 hectares of mountainside.

Nhan was fascinated by the image of a farmer sitting on a craft with his bundle of rice, floating on the jade waters along the Quay Son River in Cao Bang Province on the border with China.

Nhan was fascinated by the image of a farmer sitting on a craft with his bundle of rice, floating on the jade waters of Quay Son River in Cao Bang Province on the border with China.

A lonely house floats on a flooded mound, part of a resort near Dong Mo Lake the outskirt district of Son Tay in Hanoi. This lake at the foot of Ba Vi Mountain is about 40 km from Hanoi, famous for its charming scenery.

A 'lonely' house floats on a flooded mound, part of a resort near Dong Mo Lake on the outskirts of Son Tay in Hanoi. The lake at the foot of Ba Vi Mountain is about 40 kilometers from the capital, famous for its charming scenery.

A fisherman alone rows a coracle at dawn in the waters of Binh Minh in Thang Binh District in the central province of Quang Nam This seaside fish market begins to become bustling at dawn when fishing boats flock to the shore after a long night of fishing. Traders come to receive fish and shrimp and transport them to local markets for resell.

A lone fisherman rows a coracle at dawn in the waters of Thang Binh District, central Quang Nam Province. This seaside fish market grows bustling at dawn when fishing boats flock ashore after a long night at sea. Traders typically resell fish and shrimp at various local markets.

A woman picks up seafood near a bridge across Lai Giang River in Hoai Nhon District in the central province of Binh Dinh. Lai Giang is the second largest river in Binh Dinh. During low tide, people wade from knee to hip, catching local products such as snails and goby to earn their daily living.

A woman forages near a bridge across the Lai Giang River in Hoai Nhon District of central Binh Dinh Province.
Lai Giang is the second largest river in Binh Dinh. During low tide, people wade from knee to hip, catching snails and goby to earn a living.

A lonely boat waiting at a wharf, taken at Phu Ngan River in Tuy An District in the central province of Phu Yen.

'A lonely boat' waits at a wharf, taken at Phu Ngan River in Tuy An District of central Phu Yen Province.

Nhan sits next to a lonely tree in the middle of the night, looking at the starry sky near Da Dia Reef, a popular tourist attraction in the central province of Phu Yen.

Nhan sits next to a "lonely tree" in the middle of the night, looking at the starry sky near Da Dia Reef, a popular tourist attraction in central Phu Yen Province, his hometown.

A woman in the middle of a green field when the sky turns dark, taken in the remote district of Krong Bong in the Central Highlands of Dak Lak.

A woman in the middle of a green field against a darkening sky, taken in the remote district of Krong Bong in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

A lonely boatman on Tuyen Lam Lake in an early morning, surrounded by a forest of hollong trees during the leave  changing season. Situated about seven kilometers south of Da Lats center, Tuyen Lam is the largest freshwater lake in the Central Highlands town, with many small oases surrounded by pine forests.

A lonely boatman on Tuyen Lam Lake in an early morning, surrounded by a forest of hollong trees during the leave changing season.
About seven kilometers south of central Da Lat, Tuyen Lam is the largest freshwater body in the Central Highlands town, with many small oases surrounded by pine forests.

A street vendor crosses the hill leaving footprints in the sand dune in Mui Ne, a popular coastal town in the south central province of Binh Thuan.

A street vendor crosses the hill leaving footprints in the sand in Mui Ne, a popular coastal town in south central Binh Thuan Province.

Photos by Cao Ky Nhan

 
 
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