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Water lilies in blooming season

Text & photos by Steven Triet

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During the flooding season in the Mekong Delta region, the vast fields in Moc Hoa District, Long An Province, are filled with colorful water lilies. Tourists and photographers grasp the chance to capture these moments.

The impressive scenery of the water lily fields in Moc Hoa has also been voted by readers among the top seven destinations with extravagant aerial views in Vietnam’s “Top 7 Impressions program 2022” initiated by Sai Gon Tiep Thi, a publication of the Saigon Times Group.

The water lily blooming season in Moc Hoa District, Long An Province, is in October and November every year
This is a good time for photographers to travel to Moc Hoa to capture impressive photos
There are cultivated and wild water lilies in the flooding season. The cultivated water lilies are big, ranging from 1.5 meters to two meters. Meanwhile, the wild water lilies are thinner but longer than the cultivated ones, from three to six meters.
The beauty of a water lily field in Moc Hoa
Water lilies have soft bodies but a supple vitality. As the water rises, so do the water lilies
The colorful water lilies in the flooding season attract visitors
People in the Mekong Delta, mainly women, get up early in the morning to go to the fields to collect water lilies for sale or cooking
Tourists can sit on boats to travel around the cajuput jungle to watch the water lilies
The program aims to introduce impressive and new destinations, contributing to local tourism development

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