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Costumes of Mong people in Sa Pa

The Mong comprise more than half of the population of the popular resort town of Sa Pa in northern Vietnam. They belong to different Mong branches, but all wear indigo clothing.

Mong people's handicraft weaving preserved to boost tourism

Authorities and residents in northern Vietnam have vowed to preserve the cultural traditions of the ethnic Mong people.

Mong people quit booze to end poverty

Cu A Trang, a man from the Mong ethnic minority in Lao Chai 2 Village in the northern province of Lai Chau stands in front of his newly-built house. The house has one floor and covers an area of about 100 square metres.

Poonah paper – a spiritual connection on the verge of oblivion

 VietNamNet Bridge – Poonah paper is used by Mong ethnic people on special occasions like death anniversaries, the New Year Festival and other ritual ceremonies.

Slow pace of life in Hoang Thu Pho

 VietNamNet Bridge – Those who wish to experience a slow pace of life should head to Hoang Thu Pho Commune in Bac Ha District in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

The Mong, and the fabric of their life

 VietNamNet Bridge – Making beautiful garments with flax has for long been a way of life for the Mong; now, it is offering them a stable livelihood.

The fire culture of ethnic people

 VietNamNet Bridge – The kitchen plays an important role for every ethnic family in Vietnam. The cooking place is also a venue where rituals and other customs occur. Whenever a guest arrives, the host makes a fire to show hospitality.

A day with the Mong of Meo Vac

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vu Thi Sua took me to her house eagerly when I told her I wanted to visit the Mong in Can Chu Phin Commune. 

Visiting Bac Ha – The white plateau

 VietNamNet Bridge – Following National Highway 70 which lies by imposingly high mountains of the northern province of Lao Cai, we arrived in Bac Ha District, which is known by the name “white plateau.”

First-hand record of the Mong way of life

 VietNamNet Bridge – I wonder what motivates a young researcher to overcome several difficulties and finish a meticulous work on the Mong people.

Films, TV draw intrepid travellers to remote Vietnamese landscapes

 VietNamNet Bridge – Sung La Village, located on Dong Van plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, became a popular tourist destination after it was featured in the 2006 film Chuyen Cua Pao.

Vietnam preserves ethnic languages

 VietNamNet Bridge – Under the glow of a winter fire in her wooden house, Ly Thi Tung holds high a brown-paper book of Mong folk songs.

The charms of Hoang Su Phi Market

 Hoang Su Phi Market is held once a week on Sunday morning. It takes place along the main street, a few kilometers long, in Vinh Quang Town in Hoang Su Phi District, Ha Giang Province.

The paper-making craft of Mong ethnic group

VietNamNet Bridge - For years, the Mong ethnic group has been known for the craft of making paper, which are not used for printing books or writing, but for spiritual and religious activities.

Mass folk dance performance planned

VietNamNet Bridge – A mass performance of xoe folk dance with more than 2,000 participants will take place on September 29 in Nghia Lo Town in the northwestern mountainous province of Yen Bai.

Worshipping the roots of sacred plant

VietNamNet Bridge – An ancient tea tree dubbed "Ancestor Tea" grows in the tea forest in Giang B Hamlet in the northwestern province of Yen Bai's Suoi Giang Commune.