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The villages in Sapa are an indispensable part of Sapa tourism. Along with the beautiful scenery of the mountains and forests, the village of ethnic minorities here attracts large numbers of visitors to Sapa. In Sapa, in addition to the Kinh people, there are five ethnic groups including the H’mong are the largest, followed by Dao Do, Giay, Tay and Xa Pho.
1, Cat Cat village
Cat Cat is the most popular ethnic village and the most visited for tourists. Just about 3 km from Sapa town, this is a small village of the H’mong ethnic community.
Beside beautiful scenery with terraced fields and Muong Hoa streams, Cat Cat village was built more infrastructure for tourism such as small streets paved with stone through the village center, exhibits and artifacts, labor products of the people, conservation of handicrafts.
At the center of the village is the location of the hydroelectric power plant built by the French on Muong Hoa stream, now the place is a place for local performances to serve tourists daily.
2, Ta Phin village
From Sapa town about 14 km toward Lao Cai city, Ta Phin village is home to the Red Dao ethnic group. Ta Phin is located in a four-sided valley, but quite wide and flat.
This place is famous for bath salts that make up the brand “bath medicine leaf Red Dao.” When walking around the town of Sapa, you will find many massage parlors with bath tubs.
Today Ta Phin is one of the strongest developments in homestay tourism. In addition to visiting the ancient village, visitors can experience bathing medicine, buying brocade, or enjoy the specialties served by the restaurant here.
3, Lao Chai village
From Sapa town to the southwest about 9 km, will come to Lao Chai village. This is a village of H’mong people, with houses on stilts among terraced fields.
Back to the Hoang Lien Son range is majestic, in front of Muong Hoa stream flows through, and the terraces are wide ladder, Lao Chai is the charming landscape, the second most beautiful village in Sapa.
4, Ta Van village
Passing Lao Chai village 3 km will come to Ta Van village, where Giay ethnic communities live. Located in the valley with streams flowing Muong Hoa, terraces here is very beautiful. Along with Lao Chai combined into a common name for a tourist site “Lao Chai – Ta Van”, went to Lao Chai to visit Ta Van and vice versa.
Ta Van is the strongest homestay development and there are many homestay rentals in Sapa. Visiting Ta Van, tourists can also stop for lunch at local restaurants.
5, Sin Chai village
Black Hmong in Sin Chai villagePassing Cat Cat about 2 km will come to Sin Chai, although it is located quite near the town of Sapa, but this place is not traveling as much as other villages. This is the ideal place for visitors to observe and learn the life of the native black H’mong.
The typical H’mong wood-walled houses are just off the road from the beginning to the end of the road, with only a motorbike passage. The terraces around the village are not spectacular, but have special features in the rice.
6, Ho village
Approximately 30 km from the town of Sapa in the same direction as Lao Chai – Ta Van, Ho is a village of the Tay ethnic people, with a relatively small population compared to other ethnic groups.
The most interesting thing about Ho is the homestay experience in the typical house on stilts here, along with the excellent food and bathing can not be ignored.
7, Y Linh Ho village
Not famous as much as above villages, but the Y Linh Ho is very suitable for trekking tours. It’s a good idea for photographer tourist because of it’s beautiful scenery.
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