SA PA

From Hanoi a 9 hour night train delivered us to Lào Cai. A winding taxi ride took us up the mountains to Sa Pa. There are a number of local ethnic groups that congregate and sell traditional crafts in Sa Pa. Their villages are scattered throughout the surrounding terraced hills and valleys. The country side and villages are beautiful and the people are relaxed and friendly. © John Lovett 2015
Sa Pa

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Red Dzao Markets

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Food Markets – Sa Pa

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Hmong Women

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Muong Hoa Valley

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Hmong women make yarn from hemp and weave it into cloth. They dye the cloth with an indigo, plant based dye and burnish it between a block of polished wood and heavy stone.

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Wax resist batik is used to decorate some of the cloth.

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Pigs to market

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Sa Pa

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Red Dzao Women

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Village kids hunting mice in the rice fields.

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Marble champion

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Tả Phìn village

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12 thoughts on “SA PA

  1. Just wanted to thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos and all of the information along with your great paintings. You bring a lot of joy to me and my family with whom I share them. Fondly. Barbara Clum

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  2. Sensational photos! There is a painting for you John, from almost all and thank you for sharing them with us. Just wonderful!

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