Photo of Vietnam nipa palm forest among National Geographic's 16 best of 2022
A shot of a green nipa palm forest in Vietnam’s Quang Ngai Province was one of the 16 best travel photos of 2022, according to U.K. magazine National Geographic Traveler.
The photo taken by Cao Ky Nhan shows a person rowing a small boat in the middle of a nipa palm forest in Tinh Khe District, around 16 km from Quang Ngai center.
It used to serve as a revolutionary base for guerilla fighters during the Vietnam War.
Now, it is dubbed the "green lung" of central Vietnam, and authorities are making plans for developing ecotourism here.
Nhan from the south-central province of Phu Yen has shot to global fame in recent years after winning a series of prizes at international photo contests.
Last October he won gold at the Epson International Pano Awards for his shot of golden yellow rice fields flanking a river in Cao Bang Province.
The shots of a woman hanging lanterns during Bucheonim Osin Nal, the Buddha's birthday, in South Korea’s Yongunsa Temple and a truck selling drinks at Dongdaemun Design Plaza Youth Runway Market in South Korea were named the best travel photos of the year by National Geographic Traveler.