Autumn yellow takes possession of central Vietnam’s Ru Cha mangrove forest

Two HCMC-based lensmen visited Thua Thien-Hue Province in early September to capture the beauty of Ru Cha mangrove forest turning yellow during the seasonal transition.

Lying around 15 km from downtown Hue, Ru Cha is a tiny islet on Tam Giang Lagoon. The islet was formed by large scale human encroachment, which narrowed down the mangrove forest to its current 5-ha size. Ru means forest and Cha is a tree species, so its name indicates a forest of Cha trees (excoecaria agallocha, a mangrove species), which used to grow densely in the area.

The series of photos were taken by Cao Ky Nhan and Cao Thi Ngoc Diem in Thua-Thien Hue, home to Hue, Vietnam’s former imperial capital.

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Huynh Phuong