Vang Thi Mai, a Mong brocade weaver, also provides free homestay accommodation for visitors to her craft village, located near the UNESCO-recognized Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark
A man from the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau has gone to extraordinary lengths to establish a woodland that is now receiving orders from Europe and Japan.
‘Crows have an unlimited choice of places to perch on and the Mong people have no hometown,’ a popular Mong saying goes
The deceased are not put into caskets; instead, they are laid on a stretcher for at least two or three days during the funeral rites
More than a few men drink themselves unconscious right in the marketplace
Many young ethnic Mong have tied the knot after receiving taps on the buttocks, waists or even genitals from the partner they are flirting with
A project meant to preserve the Mong people’s age-old blacksmithing tradition failed to catch on as younger generations distanced themselves from learning their people’s unique craft
'Eating is no longer a pleasure to me, but this is like a mental feast that brings hope to my mind'
A border guard officer in southern Vietnam has taken in the orphaned children of a comrade who fell victim to HIV
A veteran of the American war in Vietnam now spends his days cleaning the walls of Hanoi and teaching English to Vietnamese students
Locals refer to them as ‘straw men,’ or people who live in the UK without official papers
Security teams have been deployed to safeguard water sources in the area
Plowing paddy fields with water buffalo has become a unique and immersive tourist experiences for visitors
A student's initiative in 2011 now provides inhabitants of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands with a sustainable source of greens.
The Mong people have a proverb – ‘No mountain is higher than the knee of the Mong’ – a saying that celebrates the Mong’s ability to overcome the hardship and challenges of their environment
Most of the local children know how to break stones and stack them properly to build houses