In pictures: the best of Vietnam this week

Check out some of the most stunning Instagram photos of #Vietnam.

Soy sauce

Women are busy at a soy sauce making facility in the northern province of Hung Yen, two hours south of Hanoi. Photo taken by Instagram account thongnguyengallery

Hon Yen

A Top Shot photo selected by natgeoyourshot on Instagram, taken by Thien Nguyen, captures a blue star in low tide in Hon Yen beach in the central province of Phu Yen.

"Low tide is the time to see exquisite corals and sea life. Unfortunately, environmental factors threaten the coast, making the underwater ecosystem more vulnerable," the capiton read.

Kitchen Gods

People buy sticky rice shaped in carp as offerings to pay tribute to the Kitchen Gods on the 23rd day of lunar December, or Jananuary 28 this year.

Vietnamese people believe that the Kitchen Gods look after their families ride the fish back to heaven at the end of every year to report their affairs to the Jade Emperor, before returning a day before the Lunar New Year.

Photo taken in Hanoi by kopoogooon on Instagram.

Flower boat

Pots of ornamental tree "giay" (Bougainvillea) are being transported from a boat onto a market in HCMC for sale. Flowers and ornamental trees are popular house decorations in Vietnam's Lunar New Year season. Photo by Instagram account jethuynh.


A woman prays with a bunch of incense sticks at a pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo taken by Instagrammer jethuynh.

Lines of colors

A woman tends for flowers at a flower field in Hanoi. Photo by Instagram account thanhnpvn

Black and orange

A woman carrying a pole of baskets walks on a sand hill in the south central province of Ninh Thuan. Photo taken by Instagrammer trunglna.

Plastic wave

A group of boys play tag between the parted waves installed from plastic straws in Ho Chi Minh City. It is part of "Parting of the Plastic Sea," an initiative of Benjamin Von Wong, a Canadian artist, to highlight the environmental apocalypse brought by plastic. Photo by Instagramm account thanh.nguyent.


A man walks past a street selling the statues of Than Tai, or Caishen, the Chinese god of prosperity. Photo taken in Ho Chi Minh City by Instagrammer soduabentre.

Sa Dec in full bloom

A man rows a boat along lines of yellow daisies and marigold which are to be sold for the Lunar New Year, when almost all Vietnamese families would decorate their houses brightly in red and yellow. Photo taken in Sa Dec flower village in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap by Instagrammer lukeneville123.