A rugged, mountainous region of spectacular beauty, much of Vietnam’s Central Highlands remains unexplored by outsiders – a world of ethnic tribes ruled by rituals, deities, supernatural spirits and the word of the gong…
Every year over 200 Lao artisans travel to Vientiane to exhibit high quality handicrafts at the Laos Handicraft Festival starting this year, 30 October 2016.
Journey to this off the beaten path place in North Vietnam for cultural immersion among the Red Dao people and their CBT initiatives in handicrafts, making bamboo paper and hosting a village homestay. A great way for travelers to directly contribute to the local population.
Travel writer, Meg Sine, blogs about trekking with a guide through the forest and farm fields near Doi Inthanon National Park in northern Thailand to a Karen hill tribe homestay to see traditional ways of life.
Sapa in North Vietnam is a trekking and photography paradise. The local hill tribe villages and the panorama of emerald green mountains of rice terraces are some of the best things to see in Southeast Asia.