Travel Photography Featured Travel Photos of Laos
202 of Travellerspoint's best photos taken in Laos Show as stream
The Hmongs are a colourful tribe - you can see it from their attire.Also known as the Miao or Meo,they are probably the best-known tribe in Laos -They inhabit the mountain areas of Luang Prabang, Xieng Khouang and Hua Phanh provinces.These girls (see pix) were more than happy to pose for a shot in a Hmong village (giao) in Sam Neua (Hua Phanh province) where there is a large concentration of Hmongs.There are three sub-groups of Hmong in Laos:Blue Hmong (Hmong Njua or Green Maio), the White Hmong (Hmong Daw or White Miao) and the Striped Hmong. There are an estimated 256,000 Hmong living in Laos.
Now what's this little monkey up to? Pinched from the bosom of his mother before he could learn a thing or two about life, this little brat is about to learn the hard & painful way that the pile before is not his favourite snack...bananas! The sale of wildlife, such as monkeys, snakes and exotic birds is a common feature at the morning market in Pakse, Laos as elsewhere in the "Country of a million elephants".
A mother "sieving" through the hair of her son, possibly looking for lice! Well, when you don't have customers popping by at your stall, this is one way of occupying the time...I was on my way to Phu Asa in the Si Pien Valley, Laos when I stopped by to grab a bottle of mineral water at this stall at the entrance to the road leading to Attapeu, a nature wonderland.
Hawkers, almost all women and girls scramble on to the ferry that plies between Muang and Pha Pin (Champassak-Laos).Only then the vehicles drive in.These hawkers have free rides, and sell anything from lotus flowers, canned drinks to noodles, buns and vegetables.You will never go hungry, nor will the half hour ferry ride bore you seeing these hawkers pleading with you to try their products.