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  Black Hmong women at Sapa, Vietnam
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  • Black Hmong women at Sapa, Vietnam - Sa Pa
      Black Hmong women at Sapa, Vietnam
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  • Ethnic Minority Groups: Hmong - Sa Pa
  • Ethnic Minority Groups: Hmong - Sa Pa
  • Ethnic Minority Groups: Hmong - Sa Pa
  • Ethnic Minority Groups: Hmong - Sa Pa
 

The Hmong people are the most populated of the ethnic minority groups at Sapa and surroundings. These people are the same as the Miao people in China, and they are mainly divided into the Black Hmong and Colour Hmong. You will see lots of Black Hmong people at Sapa and they are very skilled at selling souvenirs (in fact some of them speak good English). You will also get to visit their villages during trekking (Cat Cat Village near to Sapa belongs to the Black Hmong). For the Colour Hmong (which wears very colourful costumes), you will need to visit the markets of other villages such as Bac Ha (2-3 hours drive away). The Black Hmongs used the indigo dyes obtained from the indigo plants growing in the hills to dye their clothes, and use the hemp fibres to make various handicrafts.

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  • Written Jan 12, 2007
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