Mong man turns home into business

Last update 09:00 | 04/02/2018

VietNamNet Bridge – Y Ty Commune in Bat Xat District, in the northern province of Lao Cai, has become a new tourist destination for domestic and foreign visitors.

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Happy days: A Ho (third from left) with a group of tourists on top of Nhiu Co San Mountain. VNS Photos Cao Huong

Many locals have been exploiting natural and cultural advantages to develop their business.

With agility and intelligence, 33-year-old Sung A Ho, a resident of Ngai Cho Village, was one of the first to offer a homestay service in the commune.

The first impression that people have of Ho is that of a friendly and frank man. Born into a poor family with eight children, he did not have the resources to go to school. He cannot read or write, but that has not stopped him from earning a stable living.

“My family used to be very poor,” he said. “We had to work on terraced rice and maize fields throughout the year. Sometimes when we did not have a good harvest, we had to eat cassava instead of rice or maize.” Tiếp tục đọc “Mong man turns home into business”

Explore the H’mong King’s Palace in Ha Giang

Last update 15:13 | 06/09/2017

The H’mong King’s Palace is considered a gem of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, and is a popular tourist destination besides the Dong Van Stone Plateau.

Lying some 130 kilometres north of Ha Giang Town, the century-old palace is still the largest construction in the area and boasts special architecture style.

According to a tour guide who is also a woman member of the King’s family at the palace, Vuong Chinh Duc (1865 – 1947), known as the king of the H’mong or Meo ethnic minority group in the area, built the palace which cost 150,000 Indochina silver coins equivalent to VND150 billion (USD 6.61 million). Duc earned his fortune from growing and trading opium. Tiếp tục đọc “Explore the H’mong King’s Palace in Ha Giang”