sapa, lào cai province . vietnam


Located at 380km northwest of Hanoi, Sa Pa District is in Lào Cai Province that is close to the border of Yunnan Province in China. The demographics of Sapa consist of mainly five ethnic groups: Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay and a small number of Xa Pho. The Hmong began southward migration to Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand owing to the political unrest in China in the 18th century. Thus the Hmong is said to be one of the sub-groups for the Miao ethnicity in China 

五月上旬我来到了位于越南西北部,离河内近380公里、比邻中国云南的边界的Sa Pa。Sa Pa的居民主要分为五个族群:Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay和极为少数的Xa Pho。Hmong赫蒙族为数最大,说得上是中国苗族的直系后裔。中国南部的苗族于十八世纪政治变动之时南下迁移到越南、辽国、缅甸和泰国等国家,从此落地生根。

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