Women wash and bundle water lilies for sale in the market of Tân An.
Women wash and bundle water lilies for sale in the market of Tân An.
Photograph by Phan Khanh, National Geographic Your Shot

See mesmerizing photos of Vietnam from above

A bird’s-eye view highlights the diverse landscapes of this Southeast Asian country.

Vietnam stretches over a thousand miles from north to south and measures only 31 miles wide at the narrowest point. Long and skinny, this J-shaped Southeast Asian country holds three distinct climate zones to lure travelers. Tea plantations stripe the mountains of the northern provinces near the border with China, beaches edge the South China Sea to the east, and in the south, the Mekong Delta creates a maze of rivers, swamps, and islands, dotted by floating markets and rice paddies just waiting to be explored. (Discover the Mekong Delta through colorful illustrations.)

See Vietnam’s diverse landscapes and staggering natural beauty through aerial photos captured by our photography community.

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