Life on Tay Con Linh Mountain
Tay Con Linh Mountain in Ha Giang Province is home to around 200 families of Co Lao ethnic people, a small group among the 54 ethnic peoples in Vietnam.
Farming is a part of Co Lao’s life in the rural area. All family members including kids work together, from planting rice to collecting corns and tea, to make ends meet.
Although the life of local people is hard, they always have a smile on their face.
A bird’s eye view of terraced rice fields found ubiquitously on Tay Con Linh Mountain. – Photos: Trung Dinh
Locals collecting corns on a field.
Most of local kids live far away from school and have to walk to school. The dropout rate is high.
Trung Dinh (SGT)
Ha Giang Province’s signature shan tuyết tea trees have been recognised as part of the Ancient Tree Heritage of Vietnam.
Tay Con Linh is a mountain range in the west of Ha Giang, spread over the districts of Hoang Su Phi and Vi Xuyen, the “domain” of Shan Tuyet Tay Con Linh tea, one of the most valuable local tea types and a treasure trove of healing properties.