As promised in the photo diary of the bustling street life and delicious food of Vietnam, I am back with a photo album of lush green Vietnam and its temples.
Certain days at work, when I sit in a room and work from my desk for hours at a stretch, these photos make me feel that I am out in the green, running with the water stream, or bathing in the sunshine, or singing with the rain, or listening to the tall waterfall falling over the stones, or fine-tuning with the birds that flew above my head under the vast blue sky of those foreign lands.
Do you also long for a place that you visited in the past when you look at your travel photos? Do you still feel connected to that place?
Every inch of Vietnamese land was patted with soft grass and tiny plants and leaves and twigs as it was the rainy season. Vietnam was green, such green that it would refresh you in the blank of an eye. Paddy fields ran all over the country. Birds chirped all around the place. Buddha and Hindu-Buddha fusion temples settled in various places in the city and in the outskirts. Hinduism had an early influence on South-East Asia’s religion and that shows in the temples adorned with Hindu goddesses, swastika signs, and Hindu gods in Buddha-bead hairstyle.
I was able to spent only ten days in Vietnam. I have to go back to see the rest of it and understand the innocence and the beauty of the country better.
Until then, enjoy these pictures. Hope this photo album takes you for a beautiful ride through Vietnam.
Would you want to visit Vietnam one day? Would love to know in comments.
If you like this Vietnam photo album, you would also enjoy this photo essay of Thailand.