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When fall comes, buckwheat flowers blossom all over northern region, wild sunflowers dyed Đa Lat in their bright yellow, Hanoi blanked with fragrance of white milk flowers, Mộc Hoá, in contrast, welcome us with vast fields of water lilies vividly. 

Like the eagle grass, water lilies known as “Bông súng” grow well at the beginning of the rainy season and bloom with water waves from upstream carving alluvium. There are two types of water lilies which are man grown and wild one. The human grown water lily is shorter, and bigger in terms of body and flower size compared to the wild one. Whereas, the wild one is known as ghost water lily has a thinner steam, and the body is twice as long compared to the man grown one. And, interestingly, this wild lily only blooms and emerges above the water in the evening. When the sun rises up, they fade and sink into the water.

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In addition to its beauty, water lily is also a signature ingredient in regional traditional cooking, widely sold in markets.

Come to Mộc Hoá in the flooding reason, we will see the image of southern women in Bà Ba shirts steer long-tail wooden boat while harvesting these gorgeous aquatic plants, and not being surprised by the sinuous and soft movements of their harvesting process and also the mellow beauty of the water lily which is always been an iconic symbol of the Mekong area.
For those who love nature, love to hunt and photograph the seasonal agricultural produce and the living lifestyle of the Mekong River, this event, this land will guarantee a highlight of your travel experience.

Let us know whether you are a pure traveler or a photographer at any level and want to discover the Southern beauty. We offer a wide range of packages (especially for this event –  photography water lily in season) that guarantee everyone’s delights.

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Diep Van

Founder & Photography Guide

Specialties: Culture, landscape, portrait, hiking, active and adventurous tour

Besides my unlimited passion for traveling, a professional tour guide for over a decade, I have been taking photographs since sitting at Hanoi of the University of Culture in the early 2000s. Photography started as a hobby but it was seriously taken due to my work relations and my significant passion for the beauty of our world, especially in Southeast Asian parts such as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

Within a few years of taking photographs, my works began to be recognized by many reliable international publications such as AFAR Travel, The Times, and The Daily Telegraph newspaper. In addition, I continuously add to my growing profile by winning numerous major awards: 3rd Position of The Independent Photographer 2018, 1st Position of Amateur Photographer of the year 2018, Grand Prize Winner of the AFAR Travel Photography 2019, and a Gold Award of San Francisco Bay International Photography 2020.

I photograph a wide variety of subjects, from travel to landscapes to street scenes. I enjoy documenting the East’s rich cultural heritage and its land soaked in glorious sunrise or sunset light in remote and secluded spots. And, I am very happy to share my knowledge and experience with you. You can visit Luminousvietnamtour to explore tour!

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