Introduction to Thien Huong Village
Thien Huong ancient village has a peaceful and pristine beauty. It is also known as Ma Pac village and is located about 5 kilometers from Dong Van town. The road to the village has a cliff on one side and an abyss on the other. The mountains rise to the cloudy sky like Dong Van's "sky gate." Thien Huong is a historic village with roots dating back centuries. The old banyan trees at the beginning of the village could easily take four or five people to hug the huge circumference. Visitors will see idyllic and genuine images of village children on their way into the village. The golden color of the houses in Thien Huong ancient village stands against the green backdrop of the mountain forest. The homes of relatives here are built in ancient architecture, with yin and yang tiled roofs and earthen walls. The space in the house is divided into two rooms: one for cooking and living and one for storing furniture. Despite the passage of a century, the landscape appears to have remained unchanged; whether it is the road leading to the old house or the interior of the house. Nature has blessed Thien Huong ancient village with a poetic and colorful appearance. Every season of the year, visitors to Thien Huong experience exceptional beauty.
Cultural Information about Thien Huong Village
Tay women keep the tradition to wear traditional costumes; they specifically show black knee-length dresses and black headscarves while working in the fields. The Tay men wear black garments like the Mong males during their daily lives. In this village, women earn their living by weaving fabrics to make children’s clothes. Both men and women work in agriculture and produce corn wine.
The deeper inside the village you go, the older the houses you will see. They date back more than 100 years and each house was built in ancient architecture, with a double-tiled roof, clay walls, and two compartments. While the upper compartment is for storage, the lower compartment is for living and cooking. One outstanding trait of the Tay houses is the ancestor’s altar which is arranged in a solemn manner.