H'mong children in Mucangchai, Vietnam 25 Jul 2017
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The H'mong or Meo ethnic minority originate from the Yellow River region of China. Over time they have spread across the southern mountainous region of China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, and now out to the Western world. The ethnic group currently numbers around 800,000 people.
In Vietnam the communities are found in villages in the northern highlands, and their villages are known as Giao. Visit Vietnam on any of Insight Guides' preplanned trips.
This article was originally published on 21 November, 2015