Water lily season on Long An flood fields

Water lily season on Long An flood fields
The flood season fields are filled with water lilies with the simple rhythm of the people as inviting tourists to visit.

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Water lily season on Long An flood fields
The old lady waded to pick wild lilies on the Kien Tuong field. Flooding, the upstream districts of Long An province such as Tan Hung, Vinh Hung, Moc Hoa and Kien Tuong town, water flooded to the foot of the field.
Water lily season on Long An flood fields
Flood is also the time when farmers clean fields, plow the soil to soak in floods to receive alluvium, hurriedly earn a living to harvest the types of field fish, wild western vegetables such as water lilies, dandelions or shallots.
Water lily season on Long An flood fields
Water lily season in Mekong Delta provinces is around September to October. This is also the time when photographers from all over gather to hunt for beautiful angles. Many villagers and girls agree to be a model of a peasant picking water lilies.
Water lily season on Long An flood fields
Water lilies grown in home ponds often have stout stems due to good care. Wild lilies (or ghost lilies) have purple, white flowers like ordinary lilies, but only grow in fields, wild gardens and stalks up to 3-6 m.

Locals say the reason is called ghost guns because they usually bloom at night when the sun comes up, the lilies wilt and sink into the water. The lilies harvesters must go at night.
Water lily season on Long An flood fields
When the water was overflowing, it was also the time for tiny, tiny ghost lilies leaves to appear. Only a few days later, they grow larger and have spotted specks.

Late at night, about 3 am, the floods are dangerous, so people have to follow each group to row the boats to pick and catch up the young green shoots.
Water lily season on Long An flood fields
"The Dance" washing water lilies on the water.

Waterlily quietly blooming despite its soft body but bringing with it a supple vitality. The water rises, the lily also follows. The more rain, the longer the buds become, soft and fresh.
Water lily season on Long An flood fields
After the waterlily goes through washing, cleaning the mud and tying it into bundles, it is loaded onto a boat and goes to a market to sell or distributed to restaurants.
Water lily season on Long An flood fields
People put tubes in the water lily field to catch eel in Kien Tuong. The tubes are a fishing tackle made of bamboo (or plastic) tubes, inside which put lures of yellow snails, luring eels to feed themselves but unable to get out.
Water lily season on Long An flood fields
The children follow the girl carrying water lilies across the bridge to sell at the market.

Western lily can be processed stir-fried, sour soup, which is also delicious, but the best is salted fish sauce waterlily dish. Waterlily washed, stripped of the thin outer layer, cut flowers, retain stalks, just a few filed fish, perch, pork belly with a few three eggplants is getting right away a delicious hot pot, right in bold styled West.

Water lily season on Long An flood fields Water lily season on Long An flood fields Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on October 05, 2019 Rating: 5

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