Tam Bui: I love telling story with pictures

Being stunned by worldwide landscapes, Tam Bui or Pu Gung Ying loves to tell his journeys by capturing beautiful photos. 


About me and my passion for travel

I love telling stories with pictures. Travelling gives me more photographic material for my stories. I’m a world wanderer who loves to explore every corner of this wonderful world.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Tam Bui: I love telling story with travel pictures

2017 plan

2017 promises to be filled with new and exciting adventures. My first trip will be to visit the Holi Festival in India this April. My next destinations will be Egypt in May, Sala De Yuni (Bolivia) in July, Mongolia in September, Loi Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand in November. I also hope to finish my second travel book, to be published in early 2018.

2016 trips

2016 ended with four exciting trips for me: exploring the mysterious country of Myanmar, a thrilling journey to Larung Gar (Tibet) and autumn in Northwest China (Guangxi, Yunnan, Beijing). China was also the final destination in 2016 for me to complete my first travel book, to be published in April 2017.

Travelling style

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Tam Bui: I love telling story with pictures

I travel to photograph, so most of my destinations have rich ethnic culture. I want to first explore destinations in Asia like India or China, before exploring other continents like Africa or South America to visit Egypt, Bolivia and Madagascar.

Travel Luggage

I love photography so camera equipment is a necessity; everything else needs to be as light and compact as possible. My luggage usually consists of 3 outfits, my kindle, laptop, smartphone, camera, outlet, bankcard, and passport. I have to go everywhere with my North Face climbing shoes, it is my lucky charm.

Tech gadget

My camera and laptop are must-haves on every trip for me. I also want to use a portable Wi-Fi router on my future journeys to stay connected and upload my photos regularly.

Memorable moment

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Tam Bui: I love telling story with pictures

My most memorable and thrilling experience was my journey to Larung Gar (Tibet) where I was detained at a police station. After spending almost an entire day on the bus, only 30 kilometres away from the destination, my bus was stopped by border patrol, only Chinese nationals could enter, and foreigners were detained at the police station and forced to return home the next morning. I did not give up.

When I was escorted to the nearby hotel to stay for the night, I sneaked out and asked locals to put me in the back of their car and travelled at night to avoid the police. After one hour of waiting anxiously, I reached Larung Gar and got some of the most beautiful photos I’ve ever taken.

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