Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam (8-part series)

Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam – P1: Leading lives aloft

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 06/04/2017 11:40 GMT + 7

Members of an ethnic minority group in the northern Vietnamese province of Ha Giang, home to the UNESCO-recognized Dong Van Karst Plateau, have settled in fortress-like stone houses atop mountains for generations.

During a recent trip to Ha Giang Province, a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporter visited some of the nearly 100 mountain-top hamlets in Dong Van and Meo Vac Districts where Mong ethnic minority people still reside. Tiếp tục đọc

Flax weaving by Mong ethnics in Dong Van Karst Plateau

Last update 15:07 | 15/06/2017

For generations, the Mong ethnic minority group in the Dong Van Karst Plateau, northern Ha Giang province, has woven threads made of flax plant into colourful fabrics.


Dried flax plants are used to make threads.
A Mong woman uses a special technique to connect different flax strands into a long thread. Tiếp tục đọc

Thatched houses village in Ha Giang

Last update 16:35 | 16/05/2017

Tha and Ha Thanh villages in Phuong Do commune, Ha Giang city, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, are well-known for thatched houses.


Tha village is home to over 100 stilt houses with thatched-roof of the Tay ethnic group
A typical Tay wooden house on stilts in Tha village with palm roof and fish pond Tiếp tục đọc

Colourful Dong Van market

Last update 15:12 | 17/04/2017

Dong Van is the northernmost district of Ha Giang province and located in the most unique karst plateau geopark in Vietnam. Arriving in Dong Van, tourists will have the chance to admire the majestic beauty of rolling mountains and forests as well as to learn more about the daily life of Dong Van residents. The Dong Van market is one of the most popular visiting sites for tourists.

The Dong Van market is one of the most popular visiting sites for tourists. Tiếp tục đọc

Conquering Chieu Lau Thi peak in Ha Giang

Last update 15:14 | 09/05/2017

 Chieu Lau Thi, the second highest peak in northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, stands 2,402m above sea level.

conquering chieu lau thi peak hinh 1
Chieu Lau Thi is located in Ho Thau Commune, about 52km from the upland border district of Hoang Su Phi.

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