Hmong News : Hiking in remote mountain villages is still possible despite the tourism boom

The Independent  |   2015-07-07 05:55
The Hmong and Lao were historically migrants from South China while the Khmu are Laos original inhabitants.  The Hmong s


Hmong News - The Hmong and Lao were historically migrants from South China while the Khmu are Laos original inhabitants. The Hmong stick to the ground and Khmu houses are raised on stilts. They speak yet another language, are generally darker, and have a taste for Lao whisky (a potent rice wine). As one of the last preserves of pre-modern Asian life, Laos is home to more than 150 distinct ethnic groups, but overdependence on tourism could spell disaster. White Elephant Adventures claims to be the only com...
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