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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inside Thailand’s Chatuchak Weekend Market
The art of tea pulling (to produce teh tarik), captured by photographer Kit Dale in Bangkok.
Moscow’s winter wonders
The magical Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow covered in snow.
Home for Têt
Photographer Bhanu Prakesh celebrates Têt with friends and family at home in Vietnam.
Inside the Daruma Kuyo ritual at Nishi-Arai Daishi Temple
Japanese yamabushi set fire to daruma dolls at the Daruma Kuyo Ritual in Tokyo.
Hiking in Smith Rock State Park
Anna Bruce visits the birthplace of American climbing in central Oregon’s High Desert.
Exploring Jaipur’s Amber Fort
Cleaners stop to rest in the sun at the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
Mộc Châu’s green tea hills
Vu Pham Van meets hill tribes and tea plantation workers in rural Mộc Châu, Vietnam.
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.
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.
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.
A glimpse into Mexico’s rodeos
Take a look behind the scenes at a traditional rodeo event in Oaxaca, Mexico.