ETHNIC MINORITY CULTURE
Houaphanh is one of the most ethnically diverse provinces in Laos. It is home to 27 different ethnic groups, including Mien-Yao, Hmong and Tai Daeng. Ethnic minority villages dot the roads in the province. At the market in Xam Neua and other district towns, they can be seen selling their home-grown fruits and vegetables along with traditional clothes.