Vietnam: An Untouched Countryside
An Open Society
Aside from a few bombed out war relics scattered throughout the countryside, one wouldn't know Vietnam was once a war torn country. People are happy, proud, and eager to show off their country. There's a palpable feeling of eagerness and hope as income levels have started to rise, and a promise for a better future is driving everyone forward. Big changes are on the horizon for Vietnam's 90 million people.
The Junk Collector
Springs, tire rims, bolts, muffler parts, and even Vietnam War relics can be found throughout this gentlemen's property. You need it, this guy will find it.
The Silkworm Factory
Old silk manufacturing machines produce much of the clothing available in Vietnam's countryside.
Vietnam's sweet tooth is satisfied by sugar
There's a chopstick factory around every corner in Vietnam. Manual labor makes up most of the process.
Sawdust into incense. This family has made incense for over 100 years, and continue to sell their aromatics on the roadside in front of their house.
Tea Fields & Factory
Brought to the country by the French, tea has become a way of life in this South East Asian country. Green tea plants now make up a majority of the vegetation in Vietnam's countryside.
On the Road
Below are a few more of my travel photos I took while traveling through the countryside of Vietnam.