Dao ethnic girls in the northern province of Lao Cai reveal their true beauty through their attractive traditional costumes.

Their costumes can be seen in five different colours but red is often the dominant hue. A complete costume includes blouse, scarf, shin-guards, headscarf and jewellery. Dao women use batik to print patterns on their clothes.

Dao ethnic girls in Lao Cai’s Bac Ha

Dao ethnic girls in Lao Cai’s Bac Ha

Lovely hats of Dao women in Bat Xat

Lovely hats of Dao women in Bat Xat

Dao girls in Bao Thang

Dao girls in Bao Thang

Bridal costume

Bridal costume

Charming smiles of Dao girls in Sapa

Charming smiles of Dao girls in Sapa