Introduction to Da Bia Hamlet
Da Bia hamlet is about 120km from the centre of the capital, visitors can go by road, or by road combined with a waterway. It is very convenient for those who want to experience many different forms of tourism because tourism has only been developed here since 2015. Da Bia currently has only 5 homestay service households owned by the indigenous people, Muong Ao Ta ethnic group, who are self-sufficient.
Transport to Da Bia Hamlet
In general, the route is very simple, visitors should take the road from Hanoi to Hoa Binh which is only about 30km from Da Bac town. You should be aware that Da Bia will have some mountain roads, with steep curves and some of the roads can be a little tricky. Motorbike driving time is about 4 hours. Riding a motorbike is also a way to help you enjoy the weekend in Da Bia.
There are 2 routes by foot – by boat with the destination being Thung Nai Port and Bich Ha Port. To Bich Ha Port, you park your car at the port and then rent a boat or notify the homestay owner in advance to send the boat to pick you up. At Bich Ha point, it takes you up to 2 hours and 45 minutes to get to Da Bia and the cost of travel is also more expensive.
Da Bia hamlet is located on google map so, if you have access to this, you just need to turn on this application and follow the directions.
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Getting around the area
Once in Da Bia Hamlet visitors can get around on foot or by motorbike.
Best Things to do in Da Bia Hamlet
If you like to buy local ingredients to cook with and souvenirs, then you will enjoy a visit to the local Muong supermarket.
Cultural Information about Da Bia Hamlet
Anyone who comes to Da Bia (Tien Phong) can learn about the unique customs and traditions of the Muong Ao Ta people. The Muong Ao Ta people have many unique legends containing inexplicable mysteries.
With the desire to introduce to visitors the traditional culture of the Muong, Da Bia people have established their own art team, invested in costumes and musical instruments for performances to display to their visitors. When visitors first set foot in Da Bia hamlet, local people in the village will be dressed in traditional costumes of the Muong people and will welcome guests with the sound of gongs to welcome guests into the house.
There is an opportunity to visit the Self-service shop which is based on trust when purchasing any items. At the shop, there is a detailed price list for each product that is hung by the seller at the shop. The main items sold by the villagers are local products such as chicken eggs, dried buffalo meat, vegetables, tubers, fruits, and some souvenirs. Over time, the shop continues to be kept by the Muong Ao Ta people to sell products so that visitors can enjoy the experience of going to the Muong supermarket.
What’s good to eat in Da Bia Hamlet?
Visitors can enjoy many typical dishes of the Muong people such as fried ribs with shrimp paste, nhong ong rung with sour bamboo shoots, stir-fried buffalo meat with wild pepper, buffalo meat cooked with piper lolot leaves, snails cooked with piper lolot leaves, forest banana soup,and pomelo leaves. Many tourists like to make traditional dishes with th locals to understand more about the cuisine here.
Tien Phong, ?a Bac, Hoa Binh