Laomeng has an enormous market frequented by six different tribal groups from the surrounding mountains. As a result there are people wandering the streets in a very wide variety of fascinating if slightly bizarre and flamboyent traditional dress.

Yao ethnic minority women at Laomeng market, Yunnan Province, South West China

Yao women at Laomeng market

Laomeng is about an hour and a half from the town of Yuanyang in South West China‘s Yunnan Province. See this website’s main Yunnan and South West China pages for general information on tribal markets and how to find out which day they are held on.

Click here for my blog on Laomeng. It’s 314 words and 42 photos.

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