Name of ethnic group: Kho Mu (Xa Cau, Mun Xen, Pu Thenh, Tenh, and Tay Hay)

Population: 56,542 people (Year 1999)

Locality: Nghe An, Lai Chau, Son La, Thanh Hoa, and Yen Bai provinces.

Customs and habits: The Kho Mu still live a nomadic lifestyle. Their houses are built with temporary and rudimentary materials and have very little furniture. The husband must live with his wife’s family for one year after marriage. Marriage between the same lineages is strictly forbidden. The Kho Mu believe in the existence of spirits. The heavens, the sound of thunder, the earth, the forests, and the field are all assisted by spirits. The worshipping of spirits of the village and of ancestors is very common. They also pray for bumper harvests and good annual production.

Culture: The Kho Mu language belongs to the Mon-Khmer Group. A rich heritage of tradition and culture can be found in this ethnic group.

Costumes: The garments of the Kho Mu resemble the Thai group, but the women’s ornaments are unique to this group.

Economy: The Kho Mu live on slash-and-burn cultivation, hunting, and gathering. Basketry is also a very developed skill among the members of this group.

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Tommy Ngo

Tommy Ngo (known as Quang Huy in Vietnamese), born in Bac Ninh province – Home of Quan Ho Traditional Folk Music. He studied at the University of Science of Hanoi and received the Bachelor Degree of Science in Information Technology (BScIT).

Prior to joining Paradise Travel as one of the company co-owners, Huy had several years of experience with the IT Manager position at some large companies. Huy is responsible to lead the IT department and to manage all the web development projects.

His requirement for IT team: User Friendly!

Any feedback about our website interfaces/ functions is warmly welcomed and appreciated!

His discipline keeps the web systems run smoothly and his IT skills keep us online. Huy really enjoys working with the young and talented team at Paradise Travel. He is also a simple and very friendly person. His flexibility and his task orientation, together with a great passion for the company’s development has made us very proud of him.

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