I can see the spirits now…
Explore #86 on Friday July 31, 2009
Khu has told me this many times… Here we are at a lovely spot I love and go to see many times. Its near Hang Da village, where most are master basket weavers who supply the region. Here she said again “I can see the spirits now…”
The Black Hmong are the 3rd largest minority in Vietnam with nearly 900,000 people. In the Sapa region there are about 35,000 Black Hmong residing in the surrounding 17 villages and they account for about 50% of the area population. Most reside at an altitude of 1,600 – 1,700 meters above sea level in this stunningly beautiful region they call “the city above the clouds”. The Hmong started migrating to Vietnam from China in the last 300 years.
In this region about half the Hmong are Catholic and half animistic. They live of the land growing rice and corn and they all believe in the spirits.
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