We had a wonderful time in Sapa, which is in the north-western corn of Vietnam, not far from the Chinese border. It’s a mountainous region with the natural/artificial landscape of terraced paddy fields. Vietnam has many minority ethnic groups and each village in this area has one or two tribes living in it. What is particularly unusual (I can’t think of another example) is that these tribes, co-existing in one village of, say, 3,000 people, can’t speak each other’s language.
Many of the subjects here are in their tribal clothes which are worn every day. I hope you enjoy browsing these faces as much as I did taking them.
We did our Vietnam and Cambodia adventure independently as part of a round the world trip. If escorted tours are more your thing, this trip with Titan Tours covers a similar itinerary:
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