Showing posts with label Sapa landscape. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sapa landscape. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Nam Sai - Nam Cang attractive tourist in sapa

Nam Sai - Nam Cang : these two communes located in low district of  Sapa in Nam Cang valley and locked by Nam Cang Ho range at the back. The system of rivulet here is sparse  or narrow. And the road is only developed in recent time.In recent years, tourist in foreign and a few in home country have flocked to travel in Nam Cang and Nam Sai. They stop in Ban Ho for visiting Nam Cang and Nam Sai commune.Coming to Nam Cang, Tourist can witness its innovation on many aspects due to poverty reduction,studying the newly formed "cultural village" comparing culture of white Mong with black Mong And Mong Hoa ethnic group. In Nam Cang, dispite of its moutain road, there are many motors moving on the road. Nam Cang is not separated with "outside areas"owning to its broadcast on radio and television.

Nam Sai commune meets more difficulties, but still attract many tourist. People come to Nam Sai on anthropology because in their opinion. Xa Pho are the most ancient people existing and Hoang Lien moutain is place of birth of these people. At the present, Xa Pho people are growing forest garden,changing structure of plant,animal, and applying the advanced technique to production by state's support.

Bang Khoang anh Ta Giang Phinh commune are two tourist areas of North pole although they are located nearer district than Muong Hoa , Muong Bo, Nam Cang.
The unique, interesting, grandiose landscape of this area is Ta Giang Phinh range where tourist may enjoy from far distance.
source : collected.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lao Chai Village

Lao Chai here is means "old village" 'old farm" or " old inhabitance " . History has proved that Mong ethnic people lived along time Lao Chải was established by Lý ancestry and Giang ancestry . Their living houses are very simple , but contour fields have been  elaborately made by sweats and tears of many generations. Batter by batter and cascade by cascade is on spring , and the field  leads to hillside .A suspension connecting two banks ở Mường Hoa stream also makes Lao Chai more charming . The ancestry of Mong ethnic group are very  good at maintaining their culture rich in national traditions. National researchers can find here many typical points of group structure, the organization of family , ancestries, culture and belief and Mong costume   

Lao Cai Village is 3 kilometer away from Sapa Town , and where the North of Lao Chai village is close to Sapa Town and Sapa Commune , The East side of Lao Chai village is close to Hau Thao commune , The West side of Lao cai is near San San Ha village . Lao Chai Is on Muong Lay valley on the left - hand side and the right-hand side . 

If Touris wish to visit the top system of Hoang Lien Son group , especially the high point of 2538 meters, tourist guiders will help to satifsy your demand

How to go to Lao Chai village : 

From the Sapa Town  you can  catch the Motor bike , price around 9 usd . Or taxi. The most tourist choose trekking as on the way to Ta Van village is the most beautiful road to take a picture .

Where to stay in Lao Chai village : 

In Ta Van village has a lot of home stay you can choose. Cost of homestay is 7usd / night 

Ta Van-Lao Chai entrance fee : 50.000 vnd  / tourist 

source : collected by Admin 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ta Van village in Sapa

If you want to get to Ta Van village , you can go from the centre Sapa Town to the centre of the village with length more than 7 km .The north side of the village is next to Hau Thao, Lao Chai , Su Pan , meanwhile , the south side of village is next to Ban Ho , the east side is next to Ban Ho village, the west side is close to Muong Hoa commune . 
Ta van means "a great tortuous road " as a hoop of bamboo basket,foot of tripod. the terrace field with posture of immense " tortuous road " is tourist spot  and unique feature of Ta Van . The acient pine forest Seo Mi Ty  which is over a half of day climb far from the town centre is an interesting spot.
Ethnic  are mainly the H’Mong ethnic, Giay, and Red Dao… with approximately 1000 people.Growing rice is the major profession of the dzay. 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 dzay: Nao Cong, Roong Pooc… and participate in tours of the village.

How to go to Ta Van village

From the Sapa Town  you can  catch the Motor bike , price around 9 usd . Or taxi. The most tourist choose trekking as on the way to Ta Van village is the most beautiful road to take a picture .

Where to stay in Ta Van village : In Ta Van village has a lot of home stay you can choose. 


Ta Van entrance fee : 50.000 vnd  / tourist . 



Monday, November 7, 2016

Discovery Ta Phin Grotto

About  one kilometer away from people's committee of Ta Phin  to the north , there is limestone mountain which is an access of Hong Lien Son range . At the foot of range , there is small mountain with mouth of a cave  in the height of about 5m , width of 3m exposuring an entry to the underground .After about 30m through in the dark and rough ,it is visible another cave where it is divided into various ways towards the earth . These places are steep, anyone must cling their hands to the tails of rock for accessing . It is possible to reach to several directions from these small branches , even you may arrive at your departure place after along  time going in these zigzag routes. 

Following a large branch, we may feel passing through the peak of mountain . The way is tortuous , up and down , larger at some places look like a women were  carrying her child, some places like bathing faries without clothes on their body , some places like a huge tray of steamed glutinous rice with slightly white rough rock , some place like an immaculate white column of house hanging down from the top . ... Especially , in the largest place of the bed of grotto , in the height of about 8 meters , there is mineral hanging down and up , brightly like sapphire , on the head of these mineral , there is drop of water which is running from the top of mountain , then stop on these head , dropping and dropping in an illusory space .

The inside opens a space located with a inclined huge engraved with images of the foot of cock and hoof of horse which are links to many legend of the local community . The opposite rock's wall appears engravings of French letters which is still readable after along time of dust covering . 

There is still secret about Ta Phin Grotto where is worthy researching , archeology and tourism needed to have protection and conservation  . 



Thursday, November 3, 2016

Travel sapa - Famous Destinations ,P1

Tourist visiting Sapa will have opportunity to fall into the rhythm of life here , view imposing scenery,enjoy specialties of local residents and and visit famous palace in Sapa to discover and get more understanding of the land and people .Most popular famous destination : 

Rattan Bridge : Made  of rattans - climbers in the forest . Bridges abutment is made  of ancient trees . The whole bridge spring when being stepped on . this is kind of most ancient bridge made from natural material in forest area Viet Nam . 

Silver Water fall  : is nearly 150 meter high and falls into the stream on O Qui Ho valley to integrate in Muong Hoa stream which runs along Muong Hoa valley leading to Red River  Through Ha Noi to East Sea . 
Cat Cat Village  : A village of H'Mong group and famous for  beautiful Golden stream  and black smith trade . Cat Cat hydropower station is the first power supply in Sapa since 1940 . 

Sky gate :  located at the border of Sapa commune and Lai Chau , provides good view of Phan xi pang and O Qui Ho valley . Underneath  is the pass party to Binh Lu .

Muong Hoa : the Most beautiful and largest valley in Sapa with prosperous village and contour fields stretching along Muong Hoa stream.

Stone Church : was built in 1935 on the funds raised by Father Ramond . It was bommed by French soldiers in 1935 . Only the bell tower still remain . The front yard is a place for ethnic group to exchange goods ,chat and relax. 

Abandon Monastery :  is a convent but was abandoned since it had not been completed . This Convent and green fields will belong to a new tourist base Sapa in the short coming time . Here exist the type of red  moss which grows on ly Sapa .
 source  : Collected by Admin 

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ban Ho Village -The Best trekking tour in Sapa

Ban Ho village
Photo : Internet 
The name of Ban Ho village  : may be due to Ban Ho includes many rivulets streams and the central village  is close to waterfall roaring for all years , ancient call Ban Ho , Ban Nuoc .  

Ban Ho Village  located in the south - west of the district is th last one by the right bank of Muong Hoa valley with a part towards the land by the left bank. Ba Ho  Commune has the large area, where is bounded by Thanh Kim,Su Pan commune in the north , by Ho Mit of Than Uyen district in the south with the tail of Hoang Lien Son range as the line of demarcation, Nam Xe commune ,Van Ban district  has Nam Cang Ho Dao as the line, bordering Ho Mit commune to the Southeast , and Nam Sai , Nam Cang commune  to the east . 

From Ba Ho Village , Tourist may spread to three way  : Thank Kim  - Ban Phung in the left bank of Ngoi Bo , Thanh Phu - Suoi Thau on the right bank of Muong Bo , These two ways belong to Muong Bo valley , and  Nam Sai - Nam Cang belong to Nam Cang Ho valley . 


Source : collected by admin 



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hau Thao Commune

Hau Thao commune is in Muong Hoa Valley , located by th left bank of the stream Muong Hoa , where is parallel to car road of Nam Cang town , It is bounded by Sapa commune in the north , by Ta Van , Su Pan commune in the South , by Ta Phoi commune , Lao Cai town in the east by Lao Chai commune  and the north of Ta Van commune  in the west , The centre of Hau Thao commune is 7 km away from centre of Sapa Town. For ethnic Mong compatriots , there were two ways explaining the meaning of appellation of Hau Thao commune , Hau Thao is the name of prestigious  village patriarch in central village of commune . Hau Thao indicates two family Thao and Hau who founded together this village . 
Photo : Internet 

In habitant area , many large rocks , flagstone with many large edges are rised, On the surface including 159 carved ones which describe images of terraced fields , millstones , human,.. In 1925 , a Frech archeogist Goloubev came here and made research and introduction on scientific magazines . Many VietNam experts also came here to study but have not found out its date so far . 

 Source : Collected by Admin 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Travel to Sapa Discovering O Qui Ho mountain pass

O Qui ho mountain pass
O Quy Ho mountain pass road is ranked first in the "Four Great Peak Pass" of Vietnam. It is also known as Pass or Pass Hoang Lien Hoang Lien Son (Pass pass by Hoang Lien Son mountain range) or Pass May (due to year-round throughout the Pass clouds)
Legend has it that in this mountainous region, before or present a cry birds skin away, fitted with the legendary love story of a couple. Since then, from time to time the cry of a bird box provided lakes that has been set to a name for the wild mountain pass at an altitude of 2000m near this.
Our Group exploring O Quy Ho towards Lao Cai - Lai Chau, the portal set foot on a marvelous sight out front. A vast sea of ​​white clouds on a blue so pale mountain in the sunshine of a winter morning.
O Quy Ho Pass has long zigzagging mountain path Pass on Highway 4D in which two thirds of the way in the territory of interest on Chau Tam Duong; 1 3 remaining portion is located in the Lao Cai Sapa. This is probably a record for the pass length in the mountains of northwestern Vietnam.

With a length of nearly 50km longer than the Pha Din Pass (32km long) or Khau Pha Pass (near 40km,). The height, the length of the rugged and O Quy Ho makes people both admire, just scared. Therefore it was named unorthodox as "King Pass Northwest "
Source :  Translated by Admin
http://blog.tamtay.vn/entry/view/758778/Len-Sapa-chinh-phuc-dinh-O-Quy-Ho-Anh-ca-trong-Tu-dai-dinh-deo.html

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Can Cau Market Bac Ha

From Lao Cai city, down the highway of 4 d, visitors will come to Phong Nien, Bao Thang district, Lao Cai province. Continue down the provincial road 153, through the town of Bac Ha, travelers will come to Can Cau market session 

 From a distance, the scenery is beautiful Cau fair and vivid. 153 Market roadside meeting immediately - only red dirt road connecting the town with the town of Bac Ha Si Ma Cai borderland; Around the market are terraced fields this cascading cling successive ridge; the distance, the majestic mountains northwest, insect repellent, message message of sight ..

 Can Cau Market fair is of Hmong and Giay States but implemented by way of the Dao trafficking. Market is only opening  on Saturdays and holidays during the year.

Upon entering the fair, from dawn, each line Mong Hoa, Giay from the villages, flocked to markets: pedestrians, horse riders carrying textile products, agricultural products and livestock .. .
Visit Can Cau Market session, visitors not only have the opportunity to know about a market colorful highland but also have the opportunity to learn more about the daily life of the upland people. In addition, visitors also just been enjoying some traditional dishes just been sipping cider cat - specialty of the highland here.
Source : Collected by Admin

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Complex of Muong Vi caves and grottoes

Complex of Muong Vi grottoes and caves is located in a part of Muong  Vi commune and inclusive of various small grottes and caves . Until now , only 4 grottes and cave are discovered and have their own special attraction. 
Na Rin cave : this is a big cave having a lot of beautifull stalacites and different shapes spreading along stream , normally called Thuy Tien cave . Stalactites are silver white and transparent . There are also small and big stone stalactites sticking on the cave wall ,creating a splendid and magnificent setting. Deep into the cave , there are more strangle things . Long ranges of stone are linked with cave floor by big stone pillars which will emit sounds like drum-beat. In the core of the cave is stream where is home for various kinds of fish . Nearly to the end of the cave , there is a patch folding stalactites falling free as huge monk's Rock.

Cam Rang cave : is located at the half way down the mountain . Stalactites in the cave are dark brown and solid due to a shortage of stream. Going inside stalactites have a shape of a long Calabash with a tray of yellow five fruits that look very delectable. At the upper heaven gate , there is trip of noble  stalactites like a crown with  luxurious and sophisticated door curtains.

Cam Rum grotto : is also call "wind cave"  because there is always a strong gust of wind blowing inside out . Cam Rum grotto has a lot of sensational legends and strange stalactites . Just stepping through the cave mouth , we will surprised at charming natural scenery here. Stalactites make up small and thin edges . Some other twist to each  other, creating lumpy shell like snail, dragon or stair field ... and many other is particularly interesting .

Cam Tam grotto : Cam Tam means " Low cave " . It is divided into 2  separate floor . At the cave mouth area , there is a pyramid 3m-high hexagonal quartz pillars . This grotto has few stalactites but special supernatural power connecting with a legend about hard-working good-natured fairies who were very helpful especially to the local people of farming tools like plough,  pickaxe,rake,buffalo,cow,pig and chicken which were gifted by fairies . 
Complex of Muong Vi cave and grottoes is of large scale, beauty and popular factors , reflecting  spiritual cultural life of the Giay ethnic community. Also thank to these factors , the complex of Muong Vi cave and grottoes was recognized a national charming vestige by Ministry of Culture and Information  in 1999. 


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Muong Hum mountain city

45 km in the Norhwest o Lao cai city , passing over the complex of Muong Vi caves and grottoes anh Xeo village , you will see a range of imposing mountains surrounded by clouds . That hill crossing road will lead you Muong Hum mountain city .
Although a modern life  has brought new gusts of wind to Muong Hum mountain city but still maintains traditional lifestyle , custom of recieving guests and religous cultural life . Traveler will be warmed welcomed and invited to have a familar meal and a cup of heart - warming wine . On Tet h
oliday, Roong Pooc festival, grave visiting festival , death pardon day or feast for good harvest , all families in Muong Hum mountain city often invites each to have a simple meal with salted vegetable, duck , pork or dry buffalo meal and beef cabbage.

Muong Hum market opens every sunday . That is a place of meeting exchancing and attaching relationship among different villages and people . To attend kermis , people in remote  regions go to th market on day prior to its opening and  gather in  inns . The elderly gathe in one place and talk about everything.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Old palace on white Plateau | Mèo's King Palace in Bac Ha

Over 80 years of existence , the old palace still stand imposing and outstanding in the centre of Bac Ha township .The owner of  Hoang A Tuong old palace is hereditary chief Hoang Yen Chao who is father of Hoang A Tuong and belong to Tay minority .
Meo's king palace
The old Place has very nice view. It is constucted according the science of winds and waters .The palace is located on a vast hill the southeast ,surrounded by mountains on the back and two sides , and stream and "mother carrying child" mountain in the front.
A harmonious combination between styles rectangle lay-out for the Hoang A Tuong old palace .Both left and right sides of the palace are used as storehouse anh for coolies to stay .The front is as screen and the back is main house . There are three rooms on each floor and an open ground in the center, to get into palace , you have to go in the waiting room at first, the to a big ground that is used to celebrate a ceremony and xoe dancing .The main house has two floors with an area of 420 sq.m,a very well proportioned arch door anh balcony outside the corridor .Two room on the right and two on the left of the house are for family life. The middle room is for meeting.The palace is well decorated in the modern architecture. The main side of the house is decorated with  a lot sophisticated vignettes and two parallel sentences with a content of wishing family prosperity . Total area of the house is up to 4000 sq.m and strictly protected by two teams of guards at the main gate and two supporting gates .At  the present , Hoang A Tuong palace si still being preserved , maintained and upgraded . It is very good palace for traveler to visit anh understand history , society and people in the Bac Ha mountainous region in the past . 
Nowaday ,  traveler can go to the Hoang A Tuong palace by motorbike or by bus 
From Lao Cai station tourist can catch the local bus go there about 4 hours , The price ticket is  about 7 Us Dollar / 1 way. A lot of bus stop is front of Station.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fanxipan sapa cable car

Fanxipan cable is the largest modern cable car routes in the area are invested by the  Sun group, it was built from November 2013 and inaugurated on 2/2/2016 .the price  is given by Sungroup , this is : 
Fansipan cable car ticket price 

The adult ticket price: 600,000 VND/person/ 2 ways
Local guest : 400,000 VND/person/2 ways
Child ticket :
Child height from 1,00 m to 1,3 meter : 400,000 vnđ / 1 pax /2 ways
 Some picture about Fanxipan cable car :


How To go to Fanxipang cable Car : 
From Sapa you can catch the taxi to Fanxipang cable car station , its take about 40 minutes . price around 20 USd   . or you can go there by motorbike .
Suggest on google : 
sapa c

Have a good trip !
Leave commend if you have any question .


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sapa Dragon Mouth Mountain (Ham Rong Muontain )

ham rong moutain
Dragon Mouth Mountain (Ham Rong Muontain ): alow mountain range on a side of Sapa town having the shape of dragon mouth. it only takes 15 minutes to reach the peak where exist ancient peach garden,orchid and a garden of thousands of stone towers stretching up like forests call " stone forest ".Looking down from here,tourist can have a good view of Sapa town and imposing Hoan Lien Son.
As going to Sapa, traveler  climb up Ham Rong mountain  to enjoy a cool atmosphere and charming landscapes such as : cloud ground and stone garden, garden of medicinal plant,especially the garden of various orchid claws and fin appear to our eyes and we will thing of being lost in a wonderland.
following cliff lead us to the heaven gate I and II . Standing on the peak, you will enjoy particularly interesting landscapes around as much as you wish and throw your view farer to make the most of poetic beauty of sapa town looming in clouds.
Ham Rong Moutain tourist attraction will help you relax.forget sorrows and recover your health to continue  new enjoyable itineraries 
 Sightseeing : 70.000 vnd / visitor

Discovery Sapa Water Fall

sapa water fallSilver WaterFall : is nearly 150 meters high and  falls into the stream in O Qui Ho valley to intergrate in Muong Hoa stream which runs along Muong Hoa valley leading to red river through  Ha Noi to the Sea.
 Sightseeing fee : 15.000 vn đ (about 7 usd )
How to go to there : 
You can go there by taxi or private car. price arround 20 $ /pick up - see off.
or You can rental Motorbike  . Price of Rental motor ike iss 100.000 vnd / 1 day . fuel by yoursefl.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Sapa market

 Love Market is not only a place for good exchange but also a festive day of 18 administrative units of Sapa district.The market day takes place in Sapa town from 6.00am to over noon .It is very crowded end later on every Sunday and last days of the year.After a week of work, Sunday is good time for ethnic people to buy and sell goods in market.To start the market day on time,people often go to market from Sunday. They sit late and sing folk song of thier own minorities together. They use lip musical intrument, flute,pan-pipe and bowls of wine to express thier affaction, In aspect of from,the Sunday night in Sapa market (then called Love market) is similar to the night of folk song contest in the delta regions or Bac Ninh duo of love song. In aspect of content, the Love market is just a traditional charm exchange night last till 9.00pm . However. if the couple agree to each other they will promise and become husband and wife.


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Cat Cat village

Cat Cat village was fouded since 19th century and about 2 km away from thr centre of Sapa town.People are mainly Mong minority and often build houses spaced out dozen metres apart by mountain sides. They grow rice in stair fields and maize on the mountain according to handcraft cultivation method.


At present ,Cat Cat village is preserving its old architectural monuments such as Pomu timber plank - roofed triple-room houses and many traditional  handcraft such as growing cotton and flax , cloth weaving and maniputiating jewelry. Only with looms ,the Mong people have created colourful brocade clothes with patterns of tree,leaves, flowers, and animals.Besides this, Cat Cat village expands crafts of dying, printing and embroidering patterns on cloth. The most popular method remains dying in black and vegetable cinders water with forest leaves.Dyed cloth will be shined by rolling with a round section of a tree trunk on flat beeswax-covered rocks