The palmyra sugar harvest in southern Vietnam

By Cong Han, Thanh Nien News

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Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang are currently harvesting sugar from thousands of palmyra trees. The Bay Nui community (so-named for the seven mountains in their area) are busy climbing on the dangerously tall trees to pick palmyra fruit, decant its juice and reduce it to a pungent sugar paste.

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