Thanh An Tea Hills

Dalene Klopper 9 Sep 2020

Whilst riding along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, do yourself a favor and venture slightly off the beaten path once in a while. You're sure to find many a hidden gem, such as the incredible Thanh An Tea Hills. Lying snugly along the Laos border,  these tea hills were once nothing more than an irrigation lake built to water the rice fields in the surrounding areas. It was only four years ago that locals began planting tea, and man are we glad they did! These scattered little islands are home to gorgeous hills of tea plantations, and can only be accessed by boat. Some of the tea farmers have set up small houses on the islands, a perfect little place to share some green tea and keep their tools safe. All of these aspects add to an already magical feeling while visiting Thanh An Tea Hills. 

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Dalene Klopper

Hi, I'm Dalene. I am originally from South Africa, and have been living in Vietnam since 2016. My passions in life include history, travelling, photography and learning. I love experiencing new cultures, learning from the people I meet everyday, and documenting my experiences through the eye of my camera lens. I hope that my photos can inspire others to keep an open mind, and to go and explore the world and the beautiful people in it. To follow my photographic journey and contact me for any queries, please visit my Instagram page, Iridescent Travels: https://www.instagram.com/iridescenttravels/

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