Reminder that I'm posting this in reverse order as it makes more sense for reading, so go to the top post (yet to be written as I write this) to read an explanation.
Bee keepers in Tanh Linh. The bees feed on the pollen of cashew flowers, giving the honey a distinctly bright, lemony flavor.
Tree fronds drying to be used later to make woven mats. The mats have been traditionally used to make the walls of homes.
A wild monkey in Nui Ong Nature Preserve begs for food. Ironically, it was not his friendly, submissive behavior that interested me, but rather the compassionate behavior of the Vietnamese people feeding me him. I've seen people interact with monkeys countless times, but this is the first time I have seen a large group of Vietnamese NOT abuse or hurt a monkey when they encounter them.
Thach Ba in Nui Ong Nature Reserve is one of the largest waterfalls in Binh Thuan Province. It's a bit far from Phan Thiet though, as it took us 4-5hrs to get here.
Unfortunately the locals take no pride in the national park. While Thach Ba itself is lovely, there is so much garbage around all the rocks that it makes sitting down unpleasant.
I wildlife trafficer proudly shows off a monitor lizard and other wild animals that he illegally serves in his local restaurant--all poached in the national park.
Other Blog Post on Nui Ong National Park.
Summary of the park at MuiNeBeach.net.
So ends my 3-day and 2-night loop through Northwestern Binh Thuan Province.