tribe people of northern vietnam

A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

This small series is part of my Vietnam photo album.

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.

- A photo-documentary about eating dog meat for dinner: "Thịt chó" means eating a (hot) dog - literally). But be advised that those are very GRAPHIC photos and not advised for children.­

flower hmong boy dismounting his water buffalo - vietnam, black hmong, boy, children, cow, flower h'mong tribe, flower hmong, hill tribes, indigenous, kid, water buffalo
flower hmong brother and sister - vietnam, black hmong, boy, children, flower h'mong tribe, flower hmong, hill tribes, indigenous, kids, tribe girl
woman from white thai tribe - vietnam, asian woman, bright colors, happy smile, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, tay khao, tay tribe, thai tribe, turquoise color
flower hmong women buying embroidered ribbons, asian woman, asian women, embroidered ribbons, flower h'mong tribe, flower hmong, hill tribes, indigenous, rubans, sapa, tribe girls
flower hmong - young girl - vietnam, child, flower h'mong tribe, flower hmong, hill tribes, indigenous, kid, little girl, sapa, tribe girl
flower hmong girl - vietnam, child, flower h'mong tribe, flower hmong, hill tribes, indigenous, kid, little girl, sapa, tribe girl
red dao tribe women sitting - vietnam, asian woman, asian women, dzao tribe, headdress, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, red dao tribe, red zao tribe, sapa, sitting, three, traditional, tribe girls, turban, yao tribe
red dao tribe women and children - vietnam, asian woman, asian women, children, childs, dzao tribe, headdress, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kids, red dao tribe, red zao tribe, sapa, sitting, tribe girls, turban, yao tribe
red dao tribe mother and child - vietnam, asian woman, asian women, baby, child, dzao tribe, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, infant, mother, red dao tribe, red zao tribe, sapa, tribe girls, turban, yao tribe
red dao tribe girl - vietnam, asian woman, asian women, dzao tribe, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, necklace, red dao tribe, red hat, red zao tribe, sapa, tribe girls, turban, yao tribe
red dao tribe women on trail - vietnam, asian woman, asian women, dzao tribe, headdress, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, red dao tribe, red zao tribe, sapa, tribe girls, turban, yao tribe
flower hmong woman - vietnam, asian woman, eyeglasses, eyewear, flower h'mong tribe, flower hmong, hill tribes, indigenous, mature woman, old woman, prescription glasses, reading glasses, spectacles
flower h'mong woman - vietnam, asian woman, flower h'mong tribe, flower hmong, hill tribes, indigenous, mature woman, old woman
flower h'mong woman selling vegetable - vietnam, farmers market, flower h'mong tribe, flower hmong, hill tribes, indigenous, salads, street market, vegetables
hmong women carrying large bags - vietnam, flower h'mong tribe, flower hmong, hill tribes, indigenous
red dao tribe women - vietnam, asian woman, asian women, chainmail necklaces, dao, dzao, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, quản bạ, tam son, tribe girls, turban, tám sơn, yao
bull plowing field - dad carrying baby - between Tám Sơn and Yên minh - vietnam, agriculture, baby, child, dad, earth, farming, father, field, hill tribes, indigenous, kid, plow, plowing, working animal
green hmong tribe girls carrying wood bundles - vietnam, children, girls, green hmong, hill tribes, hmong tribe, indigenous, kids, wood bundles
tribe girl with backpack - vietnam, asian woman, backpack, plastic cans, road, umbrella
green hmong tribe girls carrying grass - vietnam, asian woman, asian women, backpacks, green hmong, hill tribes, hmong tribe, indigenous, road, tribe girls
tribe girl carrying grass - vietnam, child, happy smile, hill tribes, indigenous, kid, little girl, ma pi leng pass, mã pí lèng pass, tribe girl
tribe kids carrying grass - vietnam, boys, children, girls, hill tribes, indigenous, kid, little girl, road, tribe girl
tribe girl carrying grass - vietnam, child, happy smile, hill tribes, indigenous, kid, little girl, ma pi leng pass, mã pí lèng pass, tribe girl
tribe girl carrying grass - vietnam, child, gold teeth, hill tribes, indigenous, kid, ma pi leng pass, mã pí lèng pass, tribe girl, woman
tribe girl carrying grass - vietnam, child, hill tribes, indigenous, kid, little girl, tribe girl
tribe girl carrying grass - vietnam, child, hill tribes, indigenous, kid, road, tribe girl
dao tribe woman - vietnam, asian woman, dao tribe, dzao tribe, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mèo vạc, yao tribe, zao tribe
mien yao/dao tribe couple selling cloth at the market - vietnam, asian woman, couple, dzao tribe, hats, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, man, market, mature woman, mien dao tribe, mien yao tribe, mèo vạc, old, turban, zao tribe
mien yao/dao tribe woman with impressive headwear - vietnam, asian woman, dzao tribe, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mien dao tribe, mien yao tribe, mèo vạc, turban, zao tribe
mien yao/dao tribe woman selling cloth at the market - vietnam, asian woman, dzao tribe, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mien dao tribe, mien yao tribe, mèo vạc, turban, zao tribe
very pretty tribe girl - vietnam, asian woman, gold teeth, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mèo vạc, tribe girl
mien yao/dao tribe woman with impressive headwear - vietnam, asian woman, dzao tribe, gold teeth, happy smile, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mien dao tribe, mien yao tribe, mèo vạc, turban, zao tribe
mien yao/dao tribe girl - vietnam, asian woman, dzao tribe, gold teeth, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mien dao tribe, mien yao tribe, mèo vạc, tribe girl, zao tribe
tiết canh (tiet canh) is raw blood soup - vietnam, bowl, breakfast, coagulated blood, dish, duck blood, food, hill tribes, indigenous, man, market, mèo vạc, poultry, raw blood soup, red, tiet canh, tiết canh
tiết canh (tiet canh) is raw blood soup - vietnam, bowls, breakfast, coagulated blood, dishes, duck blood, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mèo vạc, poultry, raw blood soup, raw food, red, street food, table, tiet canh, tiết canh
tribe man smoking tobacco with a bamboo pipe - bong - vietnam, bong, hill tribes, indigenous, man, market, mèo vạc, pipe, smoke, smoking, tobacco
dao tribe sisters - vietnam, asian woman, dao tribe, dzao tribe, gold teeth, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mèo vạc, tribe girl, yao tribe, zao tribe
fabric shop in market - vietnam, fabric, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mèo vạc, shop
covered market - colorful tribe people - vietnam, crowd, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mèo vạc
shaman - medicine man - vietnam, healer, healing, hill tribes, indigenous, market, medicine man, mèo vạc, vietnam shaman
mien yao/dao tribe girl - vietnam, asian woman, dzao tribe, gold teeth, happy smile, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mien dao tribe, mien yao tribe, mèo vạc, tribe girl, zao tribe
shoemaker repairing shoe, crank sewing machine, dzao tribe, fixing, hill tribes, indigenous, man, market, mien dao tribe, mien yao tribe, máy may công nghiệp, mèo vạc, repairing, shoe machine, shoemaker, zao tribe, 縫紉機, 缝纫机
tribe girl with umbrella - vietnam, asian woman, gold teeth, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mèo vạc, tribe girl
nung tribe woman - vietnam, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mèo vạc, nung tribe, nùng, straw hat
tiết canh (tiet canh) is raw blood soup - vietnam, asian woman, bowls, breakfast, coagulated blood, dishes, duck blood, food, hill tribes, indigenous, market, mèo vạc, poultry, raw blood soup, red, tiet canh, tiết canh, tribe girl
miao tribe woman with her pig on the road - vietnam, asian woman, hill tribes, indigenous, mature woman, miao tribe, mèo vạc, old, pig
grasshopper bottle - vietnam, eating bugs, eating insects, edible bugs, edible insects, entomophagy, grasshopper, hands, hill tribes, indigenous, old man, rattan bottle
tribe kids - vietnam, children, hill tribes, indigenous, kids
green hmong tribe girl - vietnam, child, gold teeth, green hmong, hill tribes, hmong tribe, indigenous, kid, little girl, tribe girl
green hmong tribe  girl - vietnam, child, green hmong, hill tribes, hmong tribe, indigenous, kid, tribe girl
tribe girl and her horse - vietnam, bảo lạc, hill tribes, horse riding, horseback riding, indigenous, tribe girl, vietnamese hmong horse, working animal
flower hmong tribe girl - vietnam, bảo lạc, flower h'mong tribe, flower hmong, hill tribes, indigenous
"kim mun lantien sha" dao/yao tribe woman missing a few teeth - vietnam, asian woman, bảo lạc, dao tribe, dzao tribe, hill tribes, indigenous, kim mun lantien sha, old, yao tribe, zao tribe
"kim mun lantien sha" dao/yao tribe woman wearing celestial crown headdress - vietnam, asian woman, bảo lạc, celestial crown, dao tribe, dzao tribe, hat, headdress, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kim mun lantien sha, yao tribe, zao tribe
"kim mun lantien sha" tribe celestial crown - yao/dao tribe woman's headdress - vietnam, asian woman, bảo lạc, celestial crown, dao tribe, decoration, dzao tribe, engraved, engraving, headdress, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kim mun lantien sha, metal, plate, relief, repousse, repoussé, yao tribe, zao tribe
"kim mun lantien sha" tribe celestial crown - yao/dao tribe woman's headdress detail - vietnam, asian woman, bảo lạc, celestial crown, dao tribe, decoration, dzao tribe, engraved, engraving, headdress, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kim mun lantien sha, metal, plate, relief, repousse, repoussé, yao tribe, zao tribe
green hmong tribe girls - vietnam, asian woman, asian women, bảo lạc, green h'mong tribe, green miao, hill tribes, hmong njua, indigenous, lub dab tsho, mong njua, tribe girls
green hmong tribe girls - vietnam, asian woman, asian women, bảo lạc, green h'mong tribe, green miao, hill tribes, hmong njua, indigenous, lub dab tsho, mong njua, tribe girls
green hmong tribe girl - vietnam, bảo lạc, green h'mong tribe, green miao, hill tribes, hmong njua, indigenous, lub dab tsho, mong njua, tribe girl
black teeth - tribe woman - vietnam, areca nut, asian woman, betel nut, betel quids, black teeth, black-lacquered teeth, blackened teeth, bảo lạc, cau, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, lá trầu, mature woman, ohagura, old woman
"lo lo den" tribe girl selling colorful cloth - vietnam, black lo lo tribe, bảo lạc, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, lo lo den tribe, tribe girl
"lo lo den" tribe woman with traditional flat straw hat - vietnam, black lo lo tribe, bảo lạc, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, lo lo den tribe, straw hat
"kim mun lantien sha" dao/yao tribe women (sisters) wearing celestial crown headdress - vietnam, asian woman, asian women, bảo lạc, celestial crown, dao tribe, dzao tribe, girls, hat, headdress, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kim mun lantien sha, yao tribe, zao tribe
"lo lo den" tribe women with traditional flat straw hat - vietnam, black lo lo tribe, bảo lạc, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, lo lo den tribe, women
"lo lo den" tribe woman - vietnam, asian woman, black lo lo tribe, bảo lạc, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, lo lo den tribe
smiling "lo lo den" tribe girl with necklaces - vietnam, black lo lo tribe, bảo lạc, happy smile, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, lo lo den tribe, necklace, tribe girl
"lo lo den" tribe girl with necklaces - vietnam, asian woman, black lo lo tribe, bảo lạc, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, lo lo den tribe, necklace, tribe girl
"lo lo den" tribe woman with red lips caused by chewing betelnut - vietnam, areca nut, asian woman, betel nut, betel quids, black lo lo tribe, bảo lạc, cau, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, lo lo den tribe, lá trầu, necklace
green hmong tribe girl - vietnam, bảo lạc, green hmong, hill tribes, hmong tribe, indigenous, tribe girl
green h'mong tribe girl - vietnam, bảo lạc, green h'mong tribe, green miao, hill tribes, hmong njua, indigenous, lub dab tsho, mong njua
flower hmong girl with pink headdress - vietnam, bảo lạc, flower h'mong tribe, flower hmong, hill tribes, indigenous, tribe girl
"kim mun lantien sha" tribe woman wearing a silver celestial crown - yao/dao tribe headdress - vietnam, asian woman, bảo lạc, celestial crown, dao tribe, dzao tribe, hat, headdress, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kim mun lantien sha, silver, yao tribe, zao tribe
old man with glasses - vietnam, eyeglasses, eyewear, hill tribes, indigenous, old man, prescription glasses, reading glasses, spectacles
"lo lo den" tribe kids - vietnam, black lo lo tribe, children, girls, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kids, little girl, lo lo den tribe, tribe girl
"lo lo den" tribe girls - vietnam, black lo lo tribe, children, girls, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kids, little girl, lo lo den tribe, necklace, tribe girl
"lo lo den" tribe girl - vietnam, black lo lo tribe, children, girls, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kids, little girl, lo lo den tribe, tribe girl
"lo lo den" tribe kids - vietnam, black lo lo tribe, children, girls, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kids, little girl, lo lo den tribe, tribe girl
tribe boy - vietnam, children, girls, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kids, little girl, necklace
"lo lo den" tribe girl - vietnam, black lo lo tribe, children, girls, hat, headwear, hill tribes, indigenous, kids, little girl, lo lo den tribe, necklace, tribe girl
hongtou yao/dao (kiem mien) tribe man carrying baby on his back - vietnam, dao tribe, dzao tribe, green, hill tribes, hongtou-yao tribe, indigenous, kiem mien tribe, men, mountain yao tribe, red dao, zao tribe
hongtou yao/dao (kiem mien) woman with headwear - grand-ma and grand-son - vietnam, dao tribe, dzao tribe, green, hat, headwear, hill tribes, hongtou dao, hongtou yao, hongtou-yao tribe, indigenous, kiem mien tribe, mountain yao tribe, red dao, turban, woman, zao tribe
hongtou yao/dao (kiem mien) tribe woman with headwear - vietnam, asian woman, dao tribe, dzao tribe, green, hat, headwear, hill tribes, hongtou-yao tribe, indigenous, kiem mien tribe, mature woman, mountain yao tribe, old, red dao, turban, zao tribe
Thank you for this collection. I was in this area for a week in 2011. This area has only been open to the outside world for about 10-15 years now. Most of these peoples (except Thai/Tai) were chased south into the mountains during the turmoil of the Taiping Rebellion in the mid 19th century and have been isolated since due to the political situation and geography in Indochina. It will only be a few short years before this area is assimilated into the rest of the world and becomes the same as everywhere else.
Great photos and beautiful people! I appreciate the fact that they have kept their culture intact unlike many others of the world.It would be an honor to live/learn among these folks.Thanks for your contributions mon....Peace..."Dee