Sapa's top 7 ethnic villages

Sapa villages are an essential part of Sapa tours. In addition to the breathtaking scenery of the mountains and forests. Every year, a large number of visitors come to Sapa to see the village of ethnic minorities.

Aside from the Kinh people, there are other ethnic groups in Sapa. The H'mong are the largest ethnic group, followed by the red Dao, Giay, Tay, and Xa Pho. The large concentration of different ethnic groups in a relatively small space is a unique feature of Sapa.

With this post, we'd like to recommend the top seven villages to visit while in Sapa, Vietnam.


  • Cat Cat village

Cat Cat is the most popular ethnic village and the most popular tourist destination. It is only 3 kilometers from Sapa town. This is a small village belonging to the Black H'mong ethnic group.

Aside from the stunning scenery of terraced fields and Muong Hoa streams. More infrastructure for tourism was built in Cat Cat village. Small stone-paved streets through the village center, for example, as well as exhibits and artifacts. People's labor products, handicraft preservation

The hydroelectric power plant built by the French on the Muong Hoa stream is located in the village's center. The location is now a venue for local performances to serve tourists on a daily basis.


  • Ta Phin village

About 14 kilometers from Sapa town to Lao Cai city. The Red Dao ethnic group lives in Ta Phin village. Ta Phin is in a four-sided valley, but it is quite wide and flat. This location is well-known for the bath salts that comprise the brand "bath medicine leaf Red Dao." While strolling through Sapa's town. There are numerous massage parlors that have Red Dao bathtubs.

Ta Phin is now one of the most significant developments in homestay service. Aside from visiting the ancient village. Visitors can partake in bathing medicine, purchase brocade, or dine on the restaurant's specialties.


  • Lao Chai village


Lao Chai village is about 9 kilometers southwest of Sapa town. This is an H'mong village, with houses intertwined with terraced fields. Back to the Hoang Lien Son range, the Muong Hoa stream flows through, and the terraces form a wide ladder. Lao Chai is a charming landscape and Sapa's second most beautiful.


  • Ta Van village

After 3 kilometers, you will arrive in Ta Van village after passing through Lao Chai village. Where Giay ethnic communities can be found. The terraced rice fields here are very beautiful, as they are located in a valley with streams flowing Muong Hoa. Together with Lao Chai, they formed the common name for a tourist attraction, "Lao Chai – Ta Van." Ta Van has the most rapid development of homestay services. Sapa has a plethora of homestay options. Tourists visiting Ta Van can also stop for lunch at local restaurants. You might want to include a homestay in Sapa on your travel itinerary.


  • Ho village



About 30 kilometers from Sapa in the same direction as Lao Chai – Ta Van. Ho is a Tay village with a small population in comparison to other ethnic groups. The small valley is located downstream of the Muong Hoa stream. To descend from the main road. You must pass through the magnificent roundabout, which is quite lovely. The homestay experience in the typical house on stilts here, along with the excellent food and bathing in a stream, is the most interesting thing about Ho village.


  • Sin Chai village


You will come to Sin Chai from Cat Cat village about 2 km. Despite the fact that it is close to the town of Sapa. However, this village does not see as much travel as other villages. This is the ideal Vietnam motorbike tours location for visitors to observe and learn about the native black H'mong way of life. From the beginning to the end of the road, the typical H'mong wood-walled houses are just off the road, with only a motorbike passage. The terraces surrounding the village are not spectacular, but the rice has unique characteristics.


  • Y Linh Ho village

The Y Linh Ho is often overlooked, but it is ideal for trekking tours. Standing on the southern outskirts of Sapa, looking down at the Y Linh Ho village. Feeling very close but having to go down very far due to topography differences, and the road to the village is difficult to travel. Go down from Cat Cat village, or follow the slopes from Sapa town. The experience is then trekking along the trails through the terraced fields interspersed with the H'mong wood wall. Memorable.

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Cindy Chimonides
Can we hire a local guide from Sapa to take us to all these villages?
07:03 21/08/2023

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