Salt harvest a labor of love in Nha Trang


By Pham An  &nbspApril 2, 2021 | 09:37 am GMT+7

Hon Khoi salt field of coastal town Nha Trang represents a unique link between farmers and nature.

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Hon Khoi is located in Ninh Hoa Town, south-central Khanh Hoa Province, about 45 kilometers from Nha Trang’s center. Covering ​​about 400 hectares, it is considered one of the largest salt fields in Vietnam.

A busy day of salt workers here begins at dawn and ends amid the glorious sunset.

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From early morning, seawater is pumped into the fields. Under the scorching sun, farmers gather the salt into small mounds to dry. At sunset, they collect the salt for processing.

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The more sunny it is, the more salt could be harvested.

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The salt harvest lasts from around April to July with the emergence of hot winds and high UV counts.

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The scene of salt workers wearing conical hats, carrying baskets of pure white salt across mirror-like water surface, which reflects the blue sky, is a beautiful example of people connecting with nature.

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The salt field resembles a giant mirror, reflecting every detail of the clouds.

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Visitors are advised to hit Hon Khoi at either dawn or dusk to admire the bustling salt harvest scene.

Photos by Kelvin, Phong Nguyen

e.VnExpress

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