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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Firewalking

Firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over burning charcoal. In Ha Giang, a mountain province in northern Vietnam bordered by China, the Pa Then ethnic group observes this practice to wish for prosperity in the new year.

This photo is a finalist in the Travel category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Ha Giang , Vietnam
Camera: NIKON Df
Copyright: © Binh Duong
Awards
Photo of the Day: 01.10.17
Editor's Pick
Finalist