Ta Phin Village

Attraction Tả Phìn Sa Pa Lào Cai Vietnam Published on: 04-03-2016

3 hours
06:00 AM
09:00 AM
Second-time visit
People watching
0.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Ta Phin village is far 12km from the center of sapa. It’s a shelter of Red Dao and Hmong. The visitors coming there can take many photos

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Why Ta Phin Village is special ?

Ta Phin is a village of Red Dao’s people possessing a rich culture that has not been damaged by the modern life. Ta Phin is the nearest village of Red Dao’s ethnic group within the area of Sapa district.

Ta Phin is a picturesque thirty minute drive North of Sapa. Set within a valley with a towering mountain peak at one end, this village is alive with the daily life of the Kinh, Red Dao and Black Hmong people.

Ta Phin village is home to approximately 1000 Red Dao and 1500 Black Hmong and a handful of Kinh (all living in harmony) The village has 13 hamlets and 20 or more many small communes scattered throughout these hamlets. Stroll through the surrounding countryside and enjoy the picturesque landscape of spectacular rice fields, mountains, streams, and hill tribe houses. Travelling to and from Red Dao and Black Hmong communes you will learn the difference between the traditional tribal cultures.

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What to explore at Ta Phin Village?

Coming to Ta Phin, you will immediately catch sight of groups of Red Dao’s women gathering together, keeping inside their hands colorful reels of thread and cloths. They sew continuously, even when offering the goods to the customers. Amazingly, most of them can speak quite well, some use Vietnamese less than English. Since 1998, Ta Phin has officially become the “brocade village”, where tourists can find the distinctively hand-made brocades made by ethnic people. All of the products are eye-catching with numerous bright colors and patterns, ranging from bag, scarf, purse, to skirt, and even backpack and coat. Ta Phin is also the main supply of brocades for shops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and the products are exported to foreign countries as well.

Through times, Ta Phin Village, however, still can remain its special traditions. If you are lucky enough, you can have a chance to participate in a Red Dao’s wedding, seeing how carefully they prepare and many complicated customs for this occasion. There are also several local festivals such as “dancing festival”, “greeting for the new house”, “oath-taking ceremony” that will help you understand more about the simple but happy and amiable life of ethnic people.

Source: vietnamonline.com

How to get to Ta Phin Village?

It will take 4 minutes by cars if you go from the sapa town. you can take a taxi to go there. it's not expensive.

The scooters and motorbikes are available. it's just 30 minutes from the sapa town.

Selling points

  • Quaint little village
  • Stone-garden homestay
  • Reality hits home - try the homestay here
  • Peace village
  • A new horizon
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Tips for you

  • You shouldn't point at the face of local people because it's a taboo.
  • There are some shops inside the village for you to buy some souvenirs.
  • You need a shoes and jacket if you walk in the rainy day
    What to bring
  • You should visit there in the spring or summer so you can see ethnic people harvesting the rice.
  • Don't come there in the winter because its really humid. .
  • In the rainy day, the visibility will be limited
  • The local people are so friendly so you can ask to live homestay.
    Things to do
  • Making a conversation with local people to understand more about them
    Things to do
  • Don't get caught up by the group of villagers who are proposing you to make you visit their houses. The whole journey is a way for them to try to sell you their crafts or to beg for money.
  • You will live in a wooden house with a impressive architecture if you live homestay.
  • There's some women trying to sell some stuffs or begging the money
  • From Sapa, it will take about 30 minutes to reach here by motorbike. The mountainous road can make it difficult for cars to move, so the best solution is to hire a “xe om”, or motorbike taxi, and the experienced driver will take you to right place at a very reasonable price with many useful advices and tips.
  • There is a cave near by so you can explore.
    Things nearby
  • Inside the village, the rice paddies are the best places to take photo and breath the fresh air.
    Things nearby


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We have visited this quaint little village on one of our trekking days while staying in Sapa. Beautiful rice paddies and scenery around make this village really worthwhile to visit. We just loved the relaxing way of walking past all the wooden houses and along the water streams next to the rice paddies. If you like photography, you will get ample photo opportunities here; really something new and beautiful around every corner. The people were all very friendly and we could see that they have a relaxed way of living, although working in the rice paddies is very hard and tiring work. Lisa, our trekking lady guide for the day, is a local in this area. Everybody greeted her as we passed by and she gave us lots of info regarding the hill tribes and their way of living. We definitely recommend fellow travellers to do this trekking to Ta Phin Village.

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