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    5 ethnic villages can not be missed when travelling Sapa

    Sa Pa is a well-known traveling place in the northern area of Vietnam, Sapa has wonderful landscapes such as winding and charming roads, stunning views, imposing terrace fields ...and its specific cultures as well. An unusual feature here compared to other locals, Sa Pa is the living place of many ethnic groups in a not large space so that Sa Pa becomes more fascinating and, definitely, the unique culture of minority groups in Sa Pa will bring forever memorable impression to tourists when trekking.

    Today, VietNam Typical Tours will introduce you to the 5 must-see exciting ethnic villages in Sapa.

     5 ethnic villages can not be missed when travelling Sapa
    1. Cat Cat Village: 
    Nestled in a beautiful valley about three kilometers from Sapa Town, Cat Cat- the old village of ethnic groups- attracts tourists from all over the world for its distinctive customs and practices which have been lost in almost ethnic villages. The village is within easy walking distance from any hotel in downtown Sapa.

    Visiting Cat Cat, tourists will be impressed by the peacefully picturesque sceneries. People can easily catch sight of women sitting in front of the loom with colorful pieces of brocade, while children playing around with pets or even livestock. From the plain brocade, then women can carefully dye them with special leaves and embroider beautiful patterns of flower and animal on them. Moreover, many residents of Cat Cat Village are also skillful at manipulating sophisticated gold and silver jewelry.
    The original architect of H’Mong people is interesting as well. Their house typically contains three rooms with three doors and po mu wood roof, while the walls’ material is sawn timber. There are other indispensable parts of the house such as altar, kitchen, places for keeping food and sleeping, etc.

    2. Ta Phin Village :
    Located on the northwest of Sa Pa, Ta Phin commune is in the key tourism place of Sa Pa. The natural and original beauty along with the rich traditions of  Hmong, Dao tribes bring attractive tourism potentials for Ta Phin village. During visiting time in Ta Phin village, you will admire mountains extend endlessly with a lot of brilliant flowers, paved roads are likely to be smooth silks across mountain sides, two roadsides are overwhelmed terraces, alternate corn fields, indigo forests and fruit trees (peach, plum, pear…). The first stop in Ta Phin should be monastery, which is an old unique Western-style architecture built in the late 19th century. Overlooking towards the southeast, you see the spectacular beauty of Ham Rong mountain opposite to the monastery. Your trip to Ta Phin seems not to be completed if you forget to visit brocade club of Hmong and Dao people. Coming here, you will indulge yourself in watching brilliant colors in Hmong, Red Dao’s traditional costumes, handmade items from embroidered clothing, pillows, backpacks, handbags, hats, mats to silver jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings). Ta Phin is also fascinated by its cultural activities such as Dao’s weeding ceremony held from August to December annual year, traditional festivals, specially, pan-pipe dancing, songs of boys and girls…surely, all these exciting things would be satisfied with tourists everywhere.

     5 ethnic villages can not be missed when travelling Sapa

    3. Ta Van village :
    Ta Van village Location: Sa Pa Town, Lao Cai, Vietnam .It is located far from Sapa less than 10 kilometers, Ta Van village is lying peacefully in the valley of Muong Hoa...with approximately 1000 people, Residents are mainly the H’Mong ethnic, Giay, and Red Dao.

    Travel route to Ta Van village that is small and narrow. Along two sides has a fertile terraced field which adorns by the green of corn and rice. When visitors come to Ta Van village, they will not be Ta Van village touramazed at the simple beauty of the houses in the village. Previously, Ta Van based on the customs and characteristic of the Giay in Lao Cai. They live together at the bottom, mountains, the valleys, along streams. What people in Ta Van to do: Growing rice, produce instruments, engraved silver, make brocade, opening tourism like homestay for travelers
    From Ta Van village, travelers can trek easily to some other village such as Lao Chai, Cat Cat, etc.
    Wear a hat and good shoes for the long trek. Do not forget to take some photos of amazing sightseeing and unforgettable memories when enjoy a home stay in Sapa here.

    4. Ban Pho Village - Bac Ha :
     Ban Pho village Location in  Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province. Ban Pho is a 7 km return trip from Bac Ha.  Ban Pho village  This is the village of Black H’Mong and Flower H’Mong. It’s beautiful scenery on spring (February and March) as the plum flower bloom everywhere. Especially Ban Pho is very famous for its specialty “corn wine”.

    If you want to see what a real Montagnard village looks like, Coming to Ban Pho village is your chance. The villagers live simply – don’t expect bright lights and loud music. Indeed, don’t even expect electricity. What the lack in material possessions, they make up for in their extreme hospitality. The Hmong villagers are some of the kindest people you’ll meet in Vietnam. If you visit around noon you may be to invited to lunch, though that can be a mixed blessing.

     5 ethnic villages can not be missed when travelling Sapa
    5. Ban Ho Village In Sapa :
    Ban Ho villagr a commune in Sa Pa District, Lao Cai, Vietnam. The commune has an area of 20.27 km² Lake, the population in 1999 was 1,648, Ban Ho  Village is far from Sapa town about 20 kilometers. It is divided into three areas: Ta Trung Ho, Xeo Trung Ho and Hoang Lien, which is place of the Mong, Dao, Tay. Have no specific price

    The Muong Hoa River winds its way around the village provide fresh water for 2 crops of rice and bean every year and it make the scenery of the valley more romantic. The Tay people possess high rice farming technique and live sedentary lifestyle. Their villages are often very large with hundred households. Their houses are impressively built on stilts in unique structure to form superb dwellings. Come to Ban Ho, you get chance not only to view wonderful spots, enjoy fresh air but also to see natural beauty. You will have opportunity to see water fall, go swimming in hot water pool or cold water stream, find out traditional weave fabric, make brocade… and take part in community activities. you will be alive and living in the cozy ambiance and friendly family. Because the climate in Ban Ho is warmer than Sapa (between 18-250C), in the afternoon, tourists can enjoy yourself in the stream Lave, sight Da Nhay waterfall.

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