Photographer's Note

Photo prise à Hue, rivière des parfums. On y trouve des villages de sampans avec leurs petits autels sur le toit à l'intention des génies de l'eau. La principale activité, l' important gagne-pain de ces villageois est le draguage de sable, un travail épuisant mais peu rénumérateur.
La pluie torrentielle pendant quelques jours a rendu l'eau de la rivière jaune à cause des alluvions.

Photo taken in Hue by the Perfume river where we can find villages of sampans with altars on the top. Their main activity is digging up sand. A hard work for little money.
The water of the river turned yellow due to heavy rains

Nota Bene:Mardi 14,02,06 - 21:00
The information I gave concerning the Perfume River was found in a few travelling books I’ve read, among them Le Routard, Vietnam 2003, page 404 quote: "La rivière tient son nom des nombreuses herbes médicinales qui poussaient sur ses rives " and also on the website almost the same information was given. Quote: "The perfume River winds among mountains (...) bringing with it fragrances of tropical flora. The river runs slowly through the verdant and shady villages of (...)mingling of the odours of flowers of Hue(...)"

Mr. Ngythanh had the kindness to share his knowledge about his birthplace on this page and I thank him greatly.
TE allows us not only to travel through images but also to learn about history, culture and civilisation of different countries. Thank TE and members.

On my trips back to VN in 2003 and 2004, I saw quiet a few sampans on the river, often 3 or 4 tyed together to dig up the sand. For river living people, this is their important but not the only way to feed their families. I have no stats to prove that, they are only my "impressions de voyage”.


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  • Copyright: DUONG Viet Hue (Mangoustan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 34] (258)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-10-28
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4.9
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  • Date Submitted: 2006-02-13 20:57
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