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Just curious and cautious

The real attractions of the area of Vang Vieng are the sceneries, steer limestone cliffs, rice paddies and cascading rivers. On deviously swift streams, nimble families leave for distant fields never seen by infrequent visitors. Here and there, other natives, singly or in pairs, bathe quietly in waist-deep water near tilting, tree-shaded banks. In Laos, a significant number of Hmong people live in the mountainous regions. The Hmong support themselves with their small vegetable gardens here along various rivers in the forestry nearby Vang Vieng.


We followed a 2 km stream by feet, the bed walk was rough and at times shady. But the forestry scenery was so beautiful. Along the way to the cave we this lovely girl who was playing in the clear cascading river. Later we met her again at her home.


The terms Hmong and Mong both refer to an Asian ethnic group in the mountainous regions of southern China. There, they remain one of the largest sub-groups in the Miao minzu. Beginning in the 18th century, Hmong groups began a gradual southward migration due to political unrest and to find more arable land. As a result, Hmong currently also live in several countries in Southeast Asia, including northern Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar-Burma.

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Taken on July 27, 2008