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A Dzao bride at wedding in Sìn Hồ, Lai Châu province  
   

A Dzao bride at wedding in Sìn Hồ, Lai Châu province

I was lucky to be invited to a wedding of the Dzao ethnic minority people in Sìn Hồ, Lai Châu province, North West Vietnam. The bride is on the right side of this photo. She is 16 years old. (Sep 2012)
54 ethnic groups in Vietnam

October 30th 2013
There are 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam, of which the Viet (or Kinh) is the largest group (making up 86.2% of 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. My photos in this blog were ta ... read more
Asia » Vietnam

Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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