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Photo of the Day: Ancient moss-roofed stilt houses in northern Vietnam

Thursday, March 07, 2024, 08:00 GMT+7
Photo of the Day: Ancient moss-roofed stilt houses in northern Vietnam
High humidity helps moss develop well on house roofs in Xa Phin Mountainous Village in Vi Xuyen District, Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Xa Phin Mountainous Village in Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam is home to many ancient stilt houses adorned with a picturesque layer of moss.

Xa Phin, which is home to the Dao people, an ethnic group, is anchored in the midst of the Tay Con Linh Mountain Range.

Every stilt house in the village boasts a roof adorned with a lavish display of up to 10,000 intricately arranged palm leaves.

It takes seven or eight years to have a house roof covered with moss, said Dang Van Hiep, a local of Xa Phin Mountainous Village.

The thicker the layer of moss on a house roof gets, the older the house is, he said.

The moss turns yellow and dry in the summer, while it becomes green and develops well in the winter.

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