The peaceable life and rustic landscapes within the Mekong Delta emerge charmingly through the lens of photographer Tran Thu An.

The sequence “Colors of Mekong Delta” by An, 28, from Kien Giang Province was accomplished throughout journeys to Soc Trang, Hau Giang and Can Tho. The photographer received the primary prize on the thirty fourth Mekong Delta Art Photography Festival in 2019, hosted by Hau Giang.
This photograph options the bustling and colourful market at Soc Trang Town’s heart. The market operates from early morning to late afternoon with a full vary of things from contemporary meals to materials and residential home equipment.

Peaceful sunshine lighting a countryside street operating by areca and banana plantations in An Lac Thon Town, Ke Sach District, Soc Trang Province.

The Vi Thanh countryside market in Hau Giang Province grows particularly busy throughout the Tet (Lunar New Year) rush.
At this market, distributors sit in mounted spots of ​two to 4 sq. meters every in lengthy strains, row after row, leaving solely small paths for patrons to buy.

Farmers harvest Cau Duc pineapples. The title of this pineapple stems from a bridge constructed by the French within the Thirties throughout Cai Lon River, connecting the 2 provinces of Hau Giang and Kien Giang. The bridge was finally rebuilt and renamed Cai Tu.
Cau Duc pineapples are a few of the main merchandise of Hau Giang. The Department of Intellectual Property granted the certificates of geographical indication for this pineapple in November 2020. Cau Duc pinepapples are harvested primarily in February and March and throughout the low season in July and August.

A lady named Ut together with her betel tray.
On Tet holidays within the countryside, betel and areca are all the time positioned centrally on the altar as an providing to ancestors. A gorgeous areca or betel tray represents a yr filled with luck and love.
An stated he travels at any time when he has free time, generally alone or with mates who share related pursuits. Vi Thanh Town of Hau Giang is likely one of the locations that he likes to take images essentially the most because it was with him all through his highschool years.

Children experience a rooster battle in Vi Thanh Town.
Chicken combating is a people interest. A rooster battle within the countryside all the time attracts the eye of individuals from across the neighborhood. After every match, the winner is not going to be awarded cash however handled to a meal by the opponent.

During festivals or events, teams of musicians collect to herald spring, carry out, trade and share their expertise to protect and promote conventional nationwide tradition. The photograph was taken in Hau Giang.

The busy Phong Dien floating market in Can Tho City.
Near Tet, life throughout the floating market is significantly extra vibrant with many boats promoting totally different merchandise like pork, watermelon, flowers and fruits. The market lies about 17 kilometers from central Can Tho to the southeast and normally lasts from 4 to eight a.m. every day.

Hai’s household packs cylindric glutinous rice cake (banh tet) for Tet in Phong Dien District, Can Tho.
Banh tet shouldn’t be solely a brand new yr dish but in addition a typical Tet cultural function within the south. A couple of days earlier than Tet, locals eagerly put together substances to make the cake together with banana leaves, sticky rice, and pork, all cooked collectively.

An outdated girl meticulously ties a cake with bamboo strings.
Nowadays, only some households pack banh tet themselves, with the remainder shopping for on the market.

A Mekong Delta native wearing a conventional outfit cooks Vietnamese pancakes full of shrimp, bean sprouts, and served with spinach, lettuce, herbs and sliced star fruit.