Capturing a Society in Transition

Updated 01 September 2008

R1. Green Descent

As your aircraft makes the final approach to Noi Bai Airport, you will see Toyota, Honda and Viglacera factories on the right. But even if you are seated on the left side, don't despair. You will see village clusters, brick furnaces and plenty of rice fields. Look hard and see how small these plots are. In the Mekong Delta, they are much bigger. The air above Hanoi is almost always hazy so you don't see very much. But sometimes you get lucky and can observe the surrounding mountains very clearly. Never accept a middle seat when you fly. (Near Hanoi, June 2003)

A digital photo album recording the wonders of Vietnam...a country in social, economic and cultural transition.

All photos and essays by Kenichi Ohno



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