You can choose to discover the moss season in My Hiep or the buckwheat flower season in Ha Giang through the works of photographer Tran Minh Dung.
- January: Hon Do, My Hiep village, Ninh Hai District, Ninh Thuan
- February: Ganh Den Lighthouse, An Ninh Dong Commune, Tuy An District, Phu Yen
- March: Da Lat
- April: K’Long Lanh Pass, Lac Duong district, Lam Dong.
- May: Hang En Waterfall, K’bang district, Gia Lai
- June: Hon Yen, An Hoa Commune, Tuy An District,Phu Yen
- July: Egg Stone Beach, Hoang Hau beach, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh
- August: Hoi An, Vietnam
- September: The terraced fields of Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai
- October: Que Son Stream, Ngoc Con Commune, Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang
- November: Lung Cu, Ha Giang
- December: Trang An, Ninh Binh
January: Hon Do, My Hiep village, Ninh Hai District, Ninh Thuan
The work “Go to the sea to catch the January’s wind” suggest you visit the moss season at Hon Do, My Hiep village, Ninh Hai district, Ninh Thuan. This photo is in the series of “The beauty of Vietnam Landscape” by photographer Tran Minh Dung, currently living and working in Ho Chi Minh City.
Mr. Dung said that the beginning of the new year is a time of beautiful sea and waves, green moss growing on the cliffs. In My Hiep, moss covers the beach and the reefs until March. New mosses are green; after a short time, the moss will gradually turn yellow, which is an ideal place for photographers to hunt photos.
February: Ganh Den Lighthouse, An Ninh Dong Commune, Tuy An District, Phu Yen
“Stay awake in a February’s night for stargazing” was taken at Ganh Den lighthouse, An Ninh Dong commune, Tuy An district, Phu Yen, with the night mist blending of the galaxy.
About a 15-minute walk from Da Dia Rock Range (accessible by motorbike), the Ganh Den area is nearly a kilometer long with a red-pink rocky beach where the lighthouse locates. Many people like to come here for camping, fishing and taking beautiful pictures. This tower serves as a signal for the offshore boats to know the entrance and exit to Xuan Dai Bay.
March: Da Lat
The work “Go cloud-hunting in March” captures a view of Da Lat mountain town in a mist of clouds mixed with night lights.
Dalat is often called the city of flowers. It is not only a popular tourist destination but also an attractive landscape for photographers to hunt dawn, sunset, and thick clouds.
April: K’Long Lanh Pass, Lac Duong district, Lam Dong.
The work “Hunting the mist on K’Long Lanh Pass in April.” This pass route links Dalat and Nha Trang in the area of K’Long Lanh village, Lac Duong district, Lam Dong. If you have the opportunity, you depart from Da Lat at 4:30 to catch the sunrise through the pine forest on the pass.
In addition to K’Long Lanh pass, other places in Lam Dong, such as Dai Lao (Bao Loc) or Tuyen Lam lake (Da Lat), are ideal places for tourists to hunt for mist and cloud.
May: Hang En Waterfall, K’bang district, Gia Lai
The work “Amazing Hang En waterfall in May,” this is a pristine waterfall located on the watershed of the Con River in K’bang district, Gia Lai. This waterfall is a part of the Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve, where there are over ten waterfalls, but the Hang En waterfall is the most beautiful and majestic.
From a far distance, Hang En waterfall has a height of about 50 m, its steady vertical flow creating fog and rainbow. At the foot of the waterfall, the stacked stones form a ladder amidst the murky water. Visitors should remember to register yourselves with the reserve management to have the guidelines on how to find the way to the waterfall.
June: Hon Yen, An Hoa Commune, Tuy An District,Phu Yen
The work “Discovering June’s corals” captures the shallow coral reef at Hon Yen; when the tide recedes, coral structures expose to the surface.
Hon Yen is in Nhon Hoi village, An Hoa commune, Tuy An district, about 20 km northeast of Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen. Travelers and photographers who come to explore corals should avoid tramping on reefs to protect corals.
July: Egg Stone Beach, Hoang Hau beach, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh
The work “Brilliant Sunrise in July at Egg Stone Beach” was taken at Hoang Hau beach, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh. Quy Nhon has many beautiful beaches, such as the “crescent moon” beach, which stretches for nearly 5 km from Tan Island to Ghenh Rang and the Egg Stone Beach, which attracts many photographers to hunt. In the past, anytime coming to Quy Nhon City, Nam Phuong Queen (the wife of the last King of Vietnam – King Bao Dai) usually chose Ghenh Rang, as the place to relax.
August: Hoi An, Vietnam
“Watching Hoi An at night in August.”
Hoi An was voted the top 15 best tourist cities in the world by Travel and Leisure magazine in 2019. The work was in the top 39 of the 50 beautiful images of the Architecture and Construction Environment category, Open Category of the EPSON 2019 international photo contest.
Mr. Dung said that thanks to the development of drones, photographers now can create unique panoramic photos, contribute to the promotion of tourism at famous tourist destinations.
September: The terraced fields of Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai
“September rice season” is taken at night with the moonlight shining on the terraced fields of Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai. September is when the famous terraced fields turning in the golden season sunk with the misty clouds that attract many tourists and photographers.
October: Que Son Stream, Ngoc Con Commune, Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang
The work “October, the ripe rice season in the border” captures the fields that turn yellow along the Que Son stream in Ngoc Con commune, Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province.
At the Cao Bang border area in September, visitors can watch the ripe rice season in Ngoc Con, Phong Nam valley and Ban Gioc waterfall area.
November: Lung Cu, Ha Giang
The work “Buckwheat season in November”, was taken in Lung Cu, Ha Giang. November is the time when the buckwheat blooms with colorful purple, spread across the roads.
December: Trang An, Ninh Binh
The name of the above artwork is “Wandering Trang An – Ninh Binh in December.” Located in the world heritage complex in Ninh Binh province, Trang An eco-tourism area is outstanding with the beauty of the green and rich flora and fauna.
Trang An boat center is located 3 km from the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, 7 km from Ninh Binh city, and 96 km from Hanoi. It has long been an exciting destination for families, friends, and couples looking for a peaceful place to relax.
Photo: Tran Minh Dung