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Northern Vietnam gets a luscious lychee shine

When it is lychee season, the streets of Bac Giang Province and surrounding areas are a sight to behold. Over the last few days, Bac Giang Province, home to Luc Ngan District which is famous as the major lychee producing area in the country, has worn a decorated look.


Northern Vietnam, a luscious lychee shine, Bac Giang province, Luc Ngan district, major lychee producing area, lychee season

The traffic of motorbikes carrying harvested lychees is several kilometers long.

Northern Vietnam, a luscious lychee shine, Bac Giang province, Luc Ngan district, major lychee producing area, lychee season

At 5:30 a.m., highway 279 is packed with lychee traders rushing to deliver the seasonal fruit to wet markets. Lychee is freshly picked daily at 2 a.m.

Northern Vietnam, a luscious lychee shine, Bac Giang province, Luc Ngan district, major lychee producing area, lychee season

The street has been painted lychee red.

Northern Vietnam, a luscious lychee shine, Bac Giang province, Luc Ngan district, major lychee producing area, lychee season

A Chinese trader negotiates. Locals say Chinese fruit traders are their biggest buyers.

Northern Vietnam, a luscious lychee shine, Bac Giang province, Luc Ngan district, major lychee producing area, lychee season

“My family harvested roughly 10 tons of lychee. This is the first batch of the season. My family sells one ton per week,” Ngo Xuan Phuc said, as he sweeps sweat off his face.

Northern Vietnam, a luscious lychee shine, Bac Giang province, Luc Ngan district, major lychee producing area, lychee season

Farmers weigh lychee baskets. A lychee basket costs between VND3,000-16,000 ($0.13-0.70) a kilogram. However, prices have fallen in recent years. A 120-200 kilogram lychee basket only fetches VND500,000, instead of VND3 million in previous years.

Northern Vietnam, a luscious lychee shine, Bac Giang province, Luc Ngan district, major lychee producing area, lychee season

Traders study the lychee bunches carefully to spot any fruit that is bad. “My family bought lychee from Hai Duong before coming to Bac Giang Province to buy more. From 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. ,throughout the whole season, my team gathers 60 tons of lychee and packs them into four containers before shipping it to China.”

Northern Vietnam, a luscious lychee shine, Bac Giang province, Luc Ngan district, major lychee producing area, lychee season

Traders pack lychee into boxes that will be taken to the border gate.

Source: VnExpress 



Northern Vietnam, a luscious lychee shine, Bac Giang province, Luc Ngan district, major lychee producing area, lychee season
 
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