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Sapa

Barefooted old Black Hmong man in Sapa. North Vietnam

April days can be pretty chilly in Sapa. The old, barefooted peasant marched some miles to sell some weed and herbs at the town’s market.


Black Hmong woman presents her silver earrings.

Sapa region in North Vietnam is visually dominated by the tribal women wearing indigo dyed garb. Many of them wear distinctive, round earrings.


Red Yao women make a trade deal with mysterious bald guy.

The Yaos called Mien in China and Dzao in Vietnam belong to the best dressed tribes in Asia. The Red Yao women in Sapa area in North Vietnam have remained in contact with tourists for last 20 years. They developed good commercial skills.