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Pao's House in Sung La - Hà Giang

Ha Giang, a province in Northern Vietnam, has always been one of the most attractive destinations for those daring backpackers who want to seek the pure beauty of Vietnam’s nature and people. Spectacular scenery of green mountains, winding rivers, flower valleys and serpentine roads are the distinguished features of this North Western province. Ha Giang ethnic people, living in very simple ways, are warm-heartened and cordial, always willing to welcome the visitors from afar. Also, do not miss Pao's House in Sung La, a truly cultural signature of this mountainous region.

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The house of a local family in Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province, has become an appealing destination for visitors to the mountainous province after it was used for the film of “Chuyen cua Pao” (The Story of Pao).

The nearly-seventy-old-year original building has been home to four generations. It originally belonged to a man named Mua Sua Pao. As Pao and his son died at the house in 1979 and 1980, his grandson, Mua Phai Tua, is the heir to the property.

In 2006, the house and Lung Cam Tren Village in Sung La Commune was chosen for the background of “The Story of Pao”, which is about the life of a H’Mong girl named Pao starred by actress Do Hai Yen.

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The film also tells movie lovers about beautiful love, life and human emotions as well as the rich culture and spiritual lives of the H’Mong ethnic minority people in Ha Giang Province. It won a Golden Kite Award in 2005 and was introduced at the Cannes International Film Festival in France in 2007.

The entrance leads to the house across a weed meadow. Coming to Ha Giang in the buckwheat blooming season, you can have a chance to see the scene in dreamy pink, seems opposed to the vast, icy mountains. The house is made mostly of soil, ancient roofs, stone shelves and columns.
Belonging to the aristocracy of the ancient Mong ethnic in Northern Polar Regions, the house has a 2-floor lodge divided into many living rooms and bedrooms, and an extra space divided into warehouse, kitchen, a barn livestock and poultry. The special architecture creates a warm and peaceful atmosphere.

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In addition, the entrance leads to the house across a weed meadow. Coming in the buckwheat blooming season, you can have a chance to see the scene in dreamy pink, seems opposed to the vast, icy mountains. And it is also the best place to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of buckwheat flowers.

Whenever a guest comes to visit, the kids come rushing out of the house and greet by the innocent eyes. Though the children do not understand the Vietnamese language, and visitors also do not understand Mong’s language, they still communicate well by their friendly smiles.

For years, when the spring time comes, "Pao's house" is crowded with tourists from all over the world coming to see its wild beauty. The house, and the peaceful Lung Cam village will be the memento of your Vietnam holidays, which reminds you of the grandeur plateau.
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