Pictured: Workers harvest and collect thousands of towering bamboo poles. The plants are harvested throughout the year from mountainous regions where they take up to three years to grow. The sticks are then transported from the forests in the Bao Lac district of northern Vietnam to the rest of the country. The photos were taken by Nguyen Huu Thong, an amateur photographer based in the capital of Hanoi. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS Please byline: Nguyen Huu Thong/Solent News ?? Nguyen Huu Thong/Solent News & Photo Agency UK +44 (0) 2380 458800 Deep in foggy bamboo forest, a Dzao woman collects bamboo logs in Bao Lac district where has the largest bamboo acreage in Vietnam, bamboo will be sent to lowlands for construction and crafts used.