Inside a Vietnamese Brick Kiln

Inside a Vietnamese Brick Kiln

A brick kiln lies on the banks of the Mekong River Delta between Ho Chi Minh City and the Cambodian border.

Vietnam Brick kiln Photo

An unexpected sight, to say the least. Note the small Buddhist shrine to the left of the kiln entrance.

Vietnam Brick kiln Photo

Wander inside and you will discover that almost all of the workers are women.

Vietnam Brick kiln Photo

Incredibly,the kilns are fired by rice hulls. Nothing goes to waste in Vietnam.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 27 Comments

    1. Thank you Franklin and thanks for visiting.

  1. I love finding places like this. Very nice and an interesting slice of daily life for the Vietnamese. 🙂

    1. Thank you Cathy. What I thought most interesting was that the kilns were fired with just rice hulls.

      1. That’s amazing. It must take a lot of rice hulls! That’s great and effective recycling of waste products. 🙂

  2. Love the color and texture and original views of these.

    1. Thanks Dawn. It was quite a fascinating place. Very interesting.

  3. So interesting! Terrific images. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much and thanks for visiting.

    1. Thank you so much Terri. I am happy you found my blog too.

  4. Wonderful images, Ron. Such slender and beautiful women doing this really arduous work.

    1. Thanks Sylvia. True in many cultures around the world

  5. Ron, this is something I’ve never seen before. Thanks for sharing your photos and words.


    1. Thank you Janet, I am happy you enjoyed the post.

  6. Great choice for the challenge Ron, and wonderful captures as always. Thanks for pointing out the shrine – always amazing where you see them pop up!

  7. Great story. Was the building originally a temple or a church? Possibly a Catholic church from the French colonial period?

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