A Hmong family in Son La province, Vietnam

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones
The Australian National University
It was taken in Son La province of Vietnam in a Hmong village. This family was friends with the group of Vietnamese people I was travelling with. The little girl in the photo is dressed in traditional clothing and is about to dance and sing for us. This village was displaced from their original land high on the mountains by the government. They were given this land as compensation but are not particularly happy as it doesn’t fit the way their culture has been living for thousands of years.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

3 thoughts on “A Hmong family in Son La province, Vietnam”

  1. Yes. The Hmong has been living similar to this for several years. Most were agriculturalists before being disperse.

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