Ta Phin Brocade Village

Though Sapa has long been familiar with tourists, Ta Phin Village is still a new name to almost everybody. Located about 17km in the west of Sapa, Ta Phin is a village of Red Dao’s people possessing a rich culture that has not been damaged by the modern life.

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Information about Ta Phin Brocade Village

Ta Phin is the nearest village of Red Dao’s ethnic group within the area of Sapa district. From Sapa, it will take about 30 minutes to reach here by motorbike. The mountainous road can make it difficult for cars to move, so the best solution is to hire a “xe om”, or motorbike taxi, and the experienced driver will take you to right place at a very reasonable price with many useful advices and tips.

The village is now an increasingly attractive destination with beautiful natural landscapes and unique culture of Red Dao ethnic people. Not only that, Ta Phin also known as a famous brocade village in Sapa.

Brocade product in Ta Phin village?

Products of Ta Phin brocade weaving village are very eye-catching and diversified in designs and colors. I can name some main items as backpacks, bags, scarves, handbags, brocade robe, etc with unique motifs and brilliant colors. The special thing is those items are completely made by skilled hands of Red Dao women in Ta Phin

Popular patterns on brocade are typical flowers of forest and mountain, birds, natural scenery which can stimulate the curiosities of many travellers when visiting Sapa. Pretty brocade items made in Ta Phin village are sold directly for travellers or supplied for brocade stalls in Sapa market and souvenir shops in town.

Brocade is an indispensable gift for travellers to Sapa. For local people in Sapa in general and Red Dao people in Ta Phin in particular, brocade is not only used for decorate or embellish their beauties but also a special keepsake wedding gift. The unique patterns on Ta Phin brocade express the essence of Red Dao culture, that make Ta Phin brocade unmistakable with any brocade product of any region

What you can do in Ta Phin Brocade village?

Coming to Ta Phin, you will immediately catch sight of groups of Red Dao’s women gathering together, keeping inside their hands colorful reels of thread and cloths. They sew continuously, even when offering the goods to the customers.

Amazingly, most of them can speak quite well, some use Vietnamese less than English. Since 1998, Ta Phin has officially become the “brocade village”, where tourists can find the distinctively hand-made brocades made by ethnic people. 

All of the products are eye-catching with numerous bright colors and patterns, ranging from bag, scarf, purse, to skirt, and even backpack and coat. Ta Phin is also the main supply of brocades for shops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and the products are exported to foreign countries as well.

Through times, Ta Phin Village, however, still can remain its special traditions. If you are lucky enough, you can have a chance to participate in a Red Dao’s wedding, seeing how carefully they prepare and many complicated customs for this occasion. There are also several local festivals such as “dancing festival”, “greeting for the new house”, “oath-taking ceremony” that will help you understand more about the simple but happy and amiable life of ethnic people.

In addition, when you come to Ta Phin brocade village, you can also have other interesting experiences such as the Red Dao's herbal bath, visit the Monastery ancient, ..

Our local guide will take you to explore and experience these wonderful things in our Sapa tour. Book this tour for you at: http://sapatoursfromhanoi.com/tour-category/sapa-tours/

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