Daily Vietnamese Life Captured In Vibrant Photographs

Take a little journey.

Have you ever wondered what life is like on the other side of the world?

How do people start their mornings, what do they eat for lunch, what's their work like and what kind of homes do they go back to? Interested in the same questions, photographer Ly Hoang Long has been capturing the daily life of Vietnamese people in his shots.


Fishing in the Inle Lake.

Usually, fishermen use only one leg to row the sampan.

Hoang Long began his career as a graphic designer. But after some time he realized photography was not only his hobby, but a full-time passion.

"In 1995 I built up my darkroom and got stuck there for eight years. I didn't even realize that I almost quit my design job. It is the story of how a photo hobbyist transforms into a freelance photographer," Ly writes in his website.

Ly believes that looking at life through a camera lense makes us see much more beauty and goodness in it. "So, just press the button and let the images tell the stories," Hoang Long says.

Tapioca drying. A woman is spreading the tapioca noodle on the bamboo tray to dry it naturally under the sun heat.

Salt making.

According to Ly, each worker may transport an average of 1 – 2 tones of salt.

Resting on a sand dune.

Knitting fishing nets is one of the most regular careers in Bac Lieu.

The factories are mostly settled right on the river banks.

Children selling paper lanterns.

Floating market in Mekong Delta.

Follow Ly on National Geographic's Your Shot community and visit his website for more stunning everyday life moments.

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