The Best Travel Photographs of February 2018

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This February, Culture Trip photographers visited rural workers in Vietnam and Mexico, colourful carnivals in São Paulo and Venice and some of Thailand’s most intriguing marketplaces. Take a look at our favourite images of the month.

The Mexican harvest farmers battling against US companies

We interviewed Samuel Bautista Loza, one of the many members of his community fighting to save agricultural traditions in Oaxaca.

Anna Bruce /

Széchenyi Baths, the most famous spa in budapest

First opened in 1881, the Széchenyi spa complex has become an iconic spot in Budapest, and is a place where locals and tourists alike come to relax and unwind.

Norbert Lepsik /

A guide to Maeklong Railway market in Bangkok

Photographer Kit Dale captured Maeklong Railway Market in Bangkok, also known as the ‘umbrella pulldown’ market. Vendors and merchants move all their belongings away from the tracks as the train passes through.

Kit Dale /

Marvel at this year’s Venice carnival costumes

Photographer Sandro Lazzari captures festivalgoers in colourful costumes and traditional Venetian masks during the Carnevale di Venezia.

Sandro Lazzari /

Capturing Valencia’s famed Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias

Golden hour at the Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias, home to Europe’s largest aquarium, an outdoor nightclub and many festivals.

The devils of San Martin de Tilcajete

During Mexican carnival San Martin de Tilcajete, boys and men participate in the ritual of dressing up like devils, carousing around town looking to scare other residents.

Anna Bruce /

Inside Thailand’s Chatuchak Weekend Market

The art of tea pulling (to produce teh tarik), captured by photographer Kit Dale in Bangkok.

Kit Dale /

Moscow’s winter wonders

The magical Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow covered in snow.

Julia Shinkareva /

Home for Têt

Photographer Bhanu Prakesh celebrates Têt with friends and family at home in Vietnam.

Bhanu Prakesh /

Inside the Daruma Kuyo ritual at Nishi-Arai Daishi Temple

Japanese yamabushi set fire to daruma dolls at the Daruma Kuyo Ritual in Tokyo.

Carlos Quiapo /

Hiking in Smith Rock State Park

Anna Bruce visits the birthplace of American climbing in central Oregon’s High Desert.

Anna Bruce /

Exploring Jaipur’s Amber Fort

Cleaners stop to rest in the sun at the Amber Fort in Jaipur.

Bhanu Prakesh /

Mộc Châu’s green tea hills

Vu Pham Van meets hill tribes and tea plantation workers in rural Mộc Châu, Vietnam.

Vu Pham Van /

The monkey gangs of Kuala Lumpur

Pigeons aren’t the only ones on the look out for food around the Batu Caves.

The best carnival blocos in São Paulo

Family-friendly street parties during this year’s carnival celebrations in São Paulo.

Cainan Tavares /

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Photographer Kit Dale explores the hundreds of ancient temples and religious structures dotted throughout the iconic Angkor Wat Archaeological Park in Cambodia.

Kit Dale /

Exploring Reserva Nacional de Paracas

Birds rest on sea stacks at Reserva Nacional de Paracas, also home to an abundance of marine life and ancient archaeological sites.

Mia Spingola / © Culture Trip

A glimpse into Mexico’s rodeos

Take a look behind the scenes at a traditional rodeo event in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Anna Bruce /

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