Introduction to Hua Tat Village
Hua Tat village is located in Van Ho commune, Van Ho district, Son La province. Hua Tat, in the Mong language, means the end of the land. People named it so to mark the boundary of the place where the Mong and Thai people lived in the past. On one side is the boulevard, the other is a high cliff, Hua Tat village is nestled in the middle, peaceful and quiet between the land of Van Ho and thousands of apricot and plum flowers.
The peace of Hua Tat is reflected right from the entrance to the village with houses made in the traditional style of the H'mong ethnic group, surrounded by green peach and plum orchards, and in the distance are brilliant yellow mustard greens and vegetable gardens. At the courtyard of the village's House of Culture, a few Hmong girls in colorful dresses are huddled together, chatting and laughing. On the side of the stadium, children are playing spinning, and jumping rope in the afternoon sun.
Hua Tat village has about 60 households, and nearly 800 Mong people in Van Ho commune, Van Ho district, Son La province. Hua Tat village is one of the rare community tourism villages that still retain the special traditional culture of the Mong ethnic group. In the middle of the village, visitors will encounter a hut with two Hmong men working in traditional blacksmithing. It was Mr. Trang A Cho, the village elder of the village and a famous blacksmith. He started working as a blacksmith at the age of 30, mainly forging tools such as knives, hoes, and shovels...
After many years of working in the profession, now, he mainly forges knives for sale. Forged knives have high sharpness and durability, and are ordered by people in many other places. The younger man was a worker helping him with charcoal and a blower. Despite his advanced age, forging requires health, but Mr. Trang A Cho always tries to maintain the blacksmithing profession, imparts experience, encourages his descendants to learn the trade, and contributes to preserving the traditional blacksmithing profession of the Mong people.
Visiting any Hmong family in the village, visitors can see with their own eyes the old corn mills, rice mills, and rice cake mills. Although the village has had electricity for a long time, milling machines, television... all are enough, but many houses still keep those items and jobs as a traditional beauty of the nation, creating a unique cultural beauty. separate, not everywhere. Many homeowners are also enthusiastic to guide guests if they want to learn how to grind rice, grind corn, blow the Mong flute...