Visiting the villages in the Northwest, you will be immersed in the pristine picture of the mountains.
Northwest Vietnam has long impressed many tourists when possessing its majestic natural scenery, is one of the “go forever and never bored” destinations of many people, even foreigners. This land is associated with many famous tourist destinations such as Sa Pa, Moc Chau, Mu Cang Chai, and Mai Chau…
This place not only owns terraced fields, or cloud-covered mountain peaks, but the pristine villages imbued with local ethnicity are also extremely attractive to visitors. Here are 4 beautiful villages in the Northwest that you cannot ignore.
Hang Tau village (Moc Chau, Son La)
Photo: Nguyen Hong Duong.
Hang Tau is one of the emerging tourist destinations in recent years. The village is called “primitive village” by many people because there are two nos: no phone signal and no electricity. Here there is a green lawn, wooden houses of the H’Mong people form an isolated cluster, surrounded by mountains and forests.
Photo: Tran Ha Bao Ngan, Nguyen Thi Linh Chi.
This is the village of some H’Mong people. This place is a farming and agricultural production area about 1ha wide, with a scene like a miniature steppe between the Northwest mountains and forests. This place is about 18 km from the center of Moc Chau town, the road is quite tricky, so you need a hard steering wheel to control or you can take a motorbike taxi.
Ta Van village (SaPa, Lao Cai)
Ta Van is known as one of the beautiful villages in Vietnam that visitors should not miss when coming to Sapa. Ta Van village is located in Ta Van commune, SaPa district, about 12 km from the city center. The roads here are a bit difficult to travel, so you need a steady driver or go with locals, but when you come to Ta Van, the effort you put into this journey is not wasted at all.
Photo: @thtrz_, @_lethuhang
Not too busy and bustling like in the town, Ta Van village carries in itself the peaceful and pristine beauty of the high mountains. Coming here, you will be immersed in the unspoiled nature, admire the terraced fields and listen to the sound of streams flowing to your ears.
Photo: @ins.thuy, @andylee26.
Especially here in the ripe rice season, Ta Van is bright yellow. In addition, you can also explore the unique culture of the people here, walking on the trail along the smoldering Muong Hoa stream for hundreds of years.
Cu Vai village (Tram Tau, Yen Bai)
Photo: @vedugx, @hnt002.
Cu Vai is known as a village in the clouds thanks to its terrain on top of a mountain, covered by clouds all year round. Seen from above, the village looks very flat even though the terrain is located on the top of the mountain. The village is not too big, but it is very easy to go because there is only a straight main road. The whole village has more than 50 houses running along both sides of the main road. Thanks to such a hidden location, this place still retains the unique features of Hmong culture.
Cat Cat village (SaPa, Lao Cai)
As a place that is too familiar to tourists when coming to Sapa, Cat Cat village belongs to San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district, Lao Cai province. Compared to many other villages, Cat Cat village is closer to the town, that’s why there are always a lot of tourists coming here.
This place has the stilt houses of the H’mong people, there are beautiful homestays, a cafe with mountain views and a romantic stream. Cat Cat village today receives a lot of tourism investment but still retains the inherent wildness of the Northwest mountains.
Photo: Internet (Vinlove.net)