Introduction to Ta Van village
Ta Van is a small village located less than 10 km far from Sa Pa, lying peacefully in the valley of Muong Hoa. Located at a mountain base, Ta Van Village is about 7km away from Sa Pa town. The village is hidden in the foggy clouds, with beautiful rice paddies and a natural ecosystem. Offering spectacular landscapes and cultural experiences, Ta Van Village is one neighborhood village that you don’t want to miss during your trip to Sapa.
Ta Van Village owns immense paddy fields on the hill slopes, rustic thatched houses of the ethnic minorities and narrow dirt roads with colorful flowers on the two sides. All the things combine with others to draw a stunning picture in a mountainous area.
Ta Van Village is the home of 110 ethnic families (mostly Black H’Mong), who have stayed here for generations. There are two major minority groups living in the village: the Giay and the Dao. Right after crossing the wooden bridge through Muong Hoa water stream, which connects Ta Van to the outside world, you will meet the Giay community.
If you are coming in mid-November or December (October in the Lunar calendar), the Giay’s wedding season with traditional wedding customs will be fun to add to your experience. Additionally, the Dao community is located a bit further up on the hill, these locals earn their living from mainly farming with tourism service occasionally.
Giay people have a rich culture with fairy tales, poetry, proverbs, and riddles. The Giay's costume is very simple: short female indigo, wearing a cloth bag embroidered with flowers; The man also wears pants and a shirt. If you have the opportunity to come here, visitors can enjoy festivals, and folk games of the Giay people: Noo Cong, and Roong Pooc and join tours in the village.
Ta Van, Chapa, Lào Cai, Vietnam