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Mother and little son of the township catcat town of SAPA
Sapa is a mountainous town in Northen where you write poem, have your cameras on for most of your time, cheer over a community wine pot, learn to appreciate indigenous culture or just to escape Hanoi heat and city noise.

There is nowhere in Vietnam can tourists easily meet the local ethnic minorities like in Sapa. The district is the home of a great diversity of ethnic people, including five main groups of Hmong, Yao, Tay, Zay and Xa Pho. They do not live in center area but in hamlets scattering on the valleys throughout Sapa District. Actually, not until the 20th century did a majority of the ethnic people changed to sedentary lifestyle with intensive farming method on sloping terraces, instead of slash-and-burn culture like in the past. Town of Sapa is where ethnic minority people gather, trade or sell their farming products such as rice, corn, fruits, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs to tourists. There is one interesting fact about ethnic minority people in Sapa that besides their dialects, many of them, especially small children, can speak English pretty well with clear pronunciation.

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  • Copyright: duc hong (hongduc) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 103] (229)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2015-05-19
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2017-04-30 17:41
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