Soon we will plant the Rice…
Explore #29, Saturday May 16, 2009
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Walking back home, from Sapa town to the village at the end of day, Black Hmong women, stops for a few minutes to soak in the beauty of the landscape and ponder about the days ahead…
The rice planting season has just start and everyone will be busy in the labour intensive process.
The following set of images was taken 2 years ago.
Full frame, as taken.
The Black Hmong are the 3rd largest minority in Vietnam with nearly 900,000 people. In the Sapa region there are about 35,000 residing in the surrounding 17 villages and they account for about 50% of the area population. The Hmong started migrating to Vietnam from china in the last 300 years. They live of the land and believe in the spirits.