[Sapa] Ta Van village - small village with great beauty

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If you talk about Fansipan believe that in Vietnam no one is unknown. Trekking trails are famous throughout the world. It has become a symbol of Vietnam.
But who knows, not far from Fansipan. There is a small village at the foot of the Hoang Lien Mountains. Bring a unique and glamorous beauty nowhere.

[Sapa] Ta Van village - small village with great beauty
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Ta Van is next to Lao Chai on the same side of Muong Hoa River where the Giay, H'Mong and Red Dao ethnic people live together. This is one of the best places to see the different traditional ways of living as well as cultural assimilation. Also, the magnificent landscape of the place with ancient rock fields, springs and terrace fields is another reason to attract huge numbers of travelers visiting this place annually.

The road leads 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 amazed 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.

Growing rice is the major profession of the Giay. In Sapa is beginning to enter the rice growing season, here you will enjoy the beauty of terraced rice fields in the water pouring season, sparkling like a mirror.

Besides, they also produce instruments and engraved silver. They live in both stilted houses and common houses with a solemn central part which is served as a place for ancestor altar and guest reception. The Giay have quite various cultures with fairy-tale, poetry, proverbs and riddles. Costumes of the Giay are simple: women with short eczema, wearing cloth bag with embroidered flowers; man also wears pants and shirt. If having the opportunity to come here, visitors can enjoy some special dishes of ethnic Giay such as: roast fish of Muong Hum, horse meat of Muong Khuong, sticky rice of Van Ban… and enjoy festivals, folk games of the Giay: Nao Cong, Roong Pooc… and participate in tours of the village.

If you have chance to join explore tour in Sapa Lao Cai, Ta Van Village is a must-see place that should not be missed!     

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