Young people dash to lotus ponds for ‘million-like photos’ in Hue

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As summer ushers in the bloom of lotus flowers, young people in the central Vietnamese of Hue are rushing to local ponds to pose in the mind-blowing beauty of the country’s effectively national flower.

From dawn till dusk, Hue girls donning traditional Vietnamese clothing, such as ao dai (long dress) and ao yem (bodice), can be spotted snapping photos against the marvelous backdrop of the blooming lotus flowers at La Chu, a lotus village in the town of Huong Tra.

The amateur ‘models’ often spend VND300,000 - VND500,000 (US$13-22) to rent the clothing, photographer, and makeup needed to bring home an ‘album to remember.'

One of the girls, Lan Huong, said ao yem and silk trousers are the perfect wardrobe choice for a lotus pond photo shoot.

“There is no need for posing. All you need to do is melt into nature, set yourself free among the ‘ocean’ of blooming flowers, and let the photographer capture beautiful photos,” she shared.

According to Nguyen Manh Cuong, a photographer experienced in shooting at Hue’s lotus ponds, besides adding props like conical hats and ceramic vases, some photographers burn small fires to add smoke, literally, to their shots.

“This will ensure you will have ‘million-like photos’,” he joked.

A girl poses next to a ceramic vase.
A girl poses next to a ceramic vase.

Hue’s lotus ponds have free entry, but local residents do their best to ensure the gardens are cared for with the utmost attention to detail.

Besides La Chu, young women willing to melt in the scorching summer heat are making their way to other lotus ponds such as Vinh Thanh and Thien My to take the perfect photos to post on Facebook or Instagram to show off to their friends

A girl primps among the lotus flowers
A girl primps among the lotus flowers.
You don’t need to be a professional model to take a great photo.
You do not need to be a professional model to take a great photo.
A woman in ao yem stands out amongst the lotus ‘forest’
A woman in ao yem stands out amongst the lotus ‘forest.’
A woman in ao yem stands out amongst the lotus ‘forest’
A woman in ao yem stands out amongst the lotus ‘forest.’
Palm-leaf conical hats and Ao Dai make up the traditional Vietnamese costume
Palm-leaf conical hats and ao dai make up the traditional Vietnamese costume.
Palm-leaf conical hats and Ao Dai make up the traditional Vietnamese costume
Palm-leaf conical hats and ao dai make up the traditional Vietnamese costume.
A woman in ao yem stands out amongst the lotus ‘forest’
A woman in ao yem stands out amongst the lotus ‘forest.’
A woman in ao yem stands out amongst the lotus ‘forest’
A woman in ao yem stands out amongst the lotus ‘forest.’
A woman in ao yem stands out amongst the lotus ‘forest’
A woman in ao yem stands out amongst the lotus ‘forest.’

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