Ethnic Travel in Sapa
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One of the most interesting features about Sapa is to explore the many possibilities of ethnic travel. Sapa and its surrounding areas contains many ethnic minorities, so it is a wonderful place to explore their daily lives in the peaceful and quiet villages of this beautiful part of Vietnam. Sapa, the city of fog attracts both locals and foreign tourists alike who wish to explore ethnic travel in its purest form. If you are planning to visit Sapa, do not ignore the 5 following villages. These villages in Sapa have managed to keep an impressively majestic charm and captivating beauty unlike any other part of Vietnam.
1. Cat Cat Village
Just 2km from the Sapa city center, Cat Cat is a Hmong people’s village. This place is home to many traditional handicrafts such as fabric weaving and the traditional art of twisting flax by using the natural materials of the area. Houses in this beautiful place have special structures that can help you to keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Besides, these amazing features Cat Cat village still maintains so many of its traditional activities that can only be experienced in Sapa.
2. Ta Phin Village
When coming to Ta Phin village, the colorful brocades with captivating and elaborate patterns of Hmong or Dao people will catch your eyes immedaitely. Interestingly, this place offers a brocade club. It aims to protect and develop the Vietnamese traditional handicraft.
Ta Phin Village is also famous for an ancient temple. Although it has been in disrepair for a a while now, this temple still exudes a classic beauty. This destination attracts many tourists every year who are really interested in ethnic travel opportunities.
3. Ta Van Village
Around 8km from Sapa center to the southwest of Avenue 4D, Ta Van village is also one of the most attractive destinations in this beautiful city. Ta Van, is the village home of Giay ethnic minority, who tend to the green fields full of rice and corn. When in this part of the world you really get up close and personal with the local people’s lifestyle and their array of traditional activities definitely provide you with many memorable experiences.
4. Ho Village
Ho village’s is a majestic landscape formed from the dark brown of leaves from the Hoang Lien Son national forest. There are some vast rice crops planted in the terraced fields that engulf the hillside. In addition, adventure walking along the roads around Ho village brings great experiences you will never forget. Ho village maintains a cool climate that is not as severe as the temperature in Ta Van or Ta Phin. Therefore, normally, you can comfortably walk around and visit Hoang Lien national forest, without the colder temperatures of higher altitudes.
5. Sin Cai Village
Located in San Sa Ho Commune is the Sin Cai Village, which is home to around1400 people. Sin Chai is home to many old people, especially women, who seem to defy the laws of nature. Amybe it is the peaceful life, clean air, and the wonderful nature Sin Chai keeps?
Ethnic Travel in Vietnam
Sapa, the land of fog located in the mountainous area of the Northwest of Vietnam, always surprises no matter how many times you visit. If you have a chance to visit Sapa, and experience ethnic travel, you should really take time to discover the culture of the region. Don’t forget, try and visit when the wonderous terraced fields turn a brilliant yellow. At this time, Sapa is truly at its best.