Jan
17

The bright colors of the Minority People of Vietnam in photos.

“IN PHOTOS” is a series I will use to share many of the hundreds of photos I have taken during my travels. It is a series I started after visiting Chefchaouen, Morocco and thought the best way to share my experience was “IN PHOTOS”. This series will not have a set schedule like my “MUSIC MONDAY” or “PHOTO ROUND UP”. “IN PHOTOS” will be a post with several photos with no limit. The only restriction this series will have is that it must be about a certain subject or theme. I will write a brief description of the subject or theme of the photos and then post the photos. I will not caption the photos like I do on my “PHOTO ROUND UP” with my thoughts. I want to use “IN PHOTOS” to share my photos and let you come up with your own thoughts about the images and hope you share them with me. I have also numbered them in case you want to leave a comment about a specific photo.

One of the things I was most excited about visiting during my time in Vietnam was the Rice Terraces of Sapa. I had already been in Southeast Asia 3 months and had yet to see any Rice Terraces or Paddies… for one reason or another it just never happened in Thailand or in the Philippines. So upon arriving in Hanoi I made sure I bought my train tickets there and back. Sadly though once again it never happened… I arrived in the mountain town of Sapa early in the morning to a thick fog and lots of mist. I asked the receptionist if the weather was going to clear up for the remainder of my stay and he said it wouldn’t. I was a bit upset because in the end this is all I saw of the rice terraces. Instead I made the most of everything else I could do and enjoyed walking around the city and also planned a tour to the Sunday Market in Bac Ha one of the largest in Vietnam.

Bac Ha Market is a trading center for the residents of Bac Ha and the over 10 minority groups living around the town. On Sunday everyone spills in for a spectacular hectic market. Everything is sold here from fabric goods, handcrafts, water buffalos, chickens, and even dogs along just about anything else you can imagine. The most beautiful part of it all though is the bright colors that the women of Minority People wear. The colors are so bright and embroidered into some amazing detailed patterns it’s stunning. During my few hours in the Market and 2 days in Sapa I was able to photograph and capture some the bright colors of the Minority People of Vietnam. I hope you think they are as beautiful as I thought.

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Comments

  1. Lovely pictures of our beautiful home! Thank you for sharing :)

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Oh so nice to hear that from someone who lives there. Sapa is just beautiful and I loved how bright everything is.

  2. As I’m getting ready to go from Spain to Morocco, it’s kind of hard to believe I was in Sapa less than a month ago. Beautiful landscape and lovely, friendly people.

    • Jaime Davila says:

      It’s crazy to think Diane how fast we can get from one region of the world to the other. I loved Sapa, just wish I had better weather.

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