There are 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam, of which the Viet (or Kinh) is the largest group (making up 86.2%!o(MISSING)f the country's population). The Viet people mainly live in the Red River Delta, the central coast region, the Mekong Delta and major cities. The other 53 ethnic minority groups are scattered over mountain areas or plains spreading from the North to the South.
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I am a Hanoi_girl who loves to travel. When working for a Japanese construction company in Hanoi, I had the chance to travel to 23 countries and to all the 63 provinces in Vietnam, including 24 trips to Huế city. Egypt, Mongolia and Nepal are my love, and other favorite countries are Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China (7 trips, 15 cities), New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Cambodia (3 trips), Brunei Darussalam, the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Laos (3 trips), Malaysia (4 trips), Singapore and Thailand (9 trips). I have visited all the... full info
Black H'mong women at Sapa marketThese H'mong women wear black dresses which are different with dresses of the Flowery H'mong women in Bắc Hà. Both Sapa and Bắc Hà towns are located in north west Vietnam.
A white H'mong girl in Hà Giang provinceH'mong girls in Hà Giang wear white skirts so they are called "white H'mong". This shot was taken in Đồng Văn town, Hà Giang province (the northernmost province of Vietnam).
A Tay ethnic girl in Tuyên Quang provinceThe girl is wearing traditional dress of the Tay ethnic group in the North East of Vietnam. This shot was taken at Tân Trào historical relic of Tuyên Quang province on my North East trip (May 2012).
Gongs in Buôn Đôn villageThe gong performance in the Central Highlands of Vietnam was recognized by UNESCO as an intangible heritage.
A Red H'mong girl in Suối GiàngSuối Giàng commune in Yên Bái province (the North West of Vietnam) is famous for very old tea trees which are some hundreds years old, and villages of the Red H'mong ethnic minority people.