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Visit 5 Villages in Sapa Make You Fascinated

Sa Pa, a well-known traveling place in the northern area of Vietnam does not only attract Vietnamese tourists but also draws a large number of foreign visitors visiting and discovering. Tourists are passionately interested in Sa Pa by its 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.

1. Cat Cat Village

Cat Cat village is about 2 km from the town of Sapa, it is frequented by lots of tourist. You need to buy a ticket when you want to go in to the village. The village has a few „attractions“ such insight into accommodation of Hmong or small exhibition of textiles. There is a nice and small waterfall in the village.  The way through this village continues to the highest mountain of Vietnam – Fansipan.

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Visiting Cat Cat village, we can have a chance to visit a big waterfall on the stream and the old Hydro Electric Power Station built by the French here. That is the image of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds. When these pieces of brocade are finished, they are dyed and embroidered with beautiful designs. A noteworthy is that H’Mong women use plants and leaves to dye these brocade fabrics. And then they roll a round and smooth section of wood covered with wax on fabrics to polish them, making their colors durable.

2. Ta Van village

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This lies just 8 km southeast of Sapa town. The village is home to the Giay ethnic people, reached by a dirt road surrounded by fertile terraced race fields foretelling of the main occupation of the Giay people. They also produce and work beautiful silver. This is an excellent place to visit, and engage with the friendly people.

3. Sin Chai Village

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Part of the San Sa Ho Commune this is only 4 km from Sapa Town. Home to around 1400 Black Hmong people, it is not as well known as some of the other villages and therefore is somewhat unspoiled. The healthy lifestyle and air quality mean that there are many old people living here.

4. Y Linh Ho Village

Coming to the tranquil village called Y Linh Ho, you will have a chance of going along such a beautiful valley lying between mountains. The fresh air in the highland of Vietnam is really great for taking a walk. Y Linh Ho is a small commune composed by a dozen of small hamlets scattering on the very tough mountain terrain with high and steep mountains. This village is home to the Black Mong who wears very dark clothing in blacks and navy dyed with indigo (often seen on the hands of older Mong women).

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Here you can enjoy the beautiful and interesting scenery of these villages. This is your chance to visit the H’mong people living in their wooden and bamboo houses. Then walk beside the river and valley to Lao chai village where the H’mong also live, enjoy a picnic lunch beside the Muong hoa river, if the weather is good you can go for a swim! After lunch you move onto Ta van village to visit the Dzay minority and Ta van Bridge where you take the Jeep or motorbike back Sapa.

5. Ho villages

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In Ho village, you can stay overnight and experience the warmth and hospitality of a friendly native family. In the morning, you will be guided to visit the Hoang Lien National Park, where plant species and wildlife are abundant. Because the climate in Ho village is warmer than other areas (an average of 18 – 25 degrees Celsius) so travellers can immerse themselves in the cooling waters of the stream and admire the majestic waterfalls.

What makes the charm of Sapa travel is to trek through the villages here, explore the culture and life of the hill tribes. And more interesting is trekking through the terraced fields, feeling the grandeur here.

Learn and discover more about Sapa tourism at: http://sapatoursfromhanoi.com/blog/
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