Ta Phin village is known as a lovely ecotourism of Lao Cai province and should not be missed when touring to Sapa. Ta Phin village is home of H’Mong and Red Dao people. Where the people still keep their tradition and custom. Situated in the valley which is surrounded by mountains and owns spectacular rice terraces.
Ta Phin village – A symbol for mountainous culture
Sa Pa is not only famous for the terraced fields of Muong Hoa valley. It is also known as a great tourist destination because of its rich cultural diversity in their village. One typical example is Ta Phin village. Therefore, Sa Pa tours offer the best experience for travelers around the world.
According to a recent review of the Purewow site, Sa Pa (Vietnam) is ranked 5th in the top 50 most beautiful places in the world. This town has become a prominent Vietnam vacation spot. It attracts a huge number of tourists every year. Ta Phin is known as one of the places that makes the popularity of Vietnam Sapa tours. Let’s find out together what makes Ta Phin village in Sa Pa become the most attractive and beautiful destination in the world in the eyes of tourists?
Where is Ta Phin village?
Sa Pa is located on an elevation of 1500 to 1650 meters on Lo Suay Tong mountain slope, Lao Cai province in the northwest, 38 km from Lao Cai city and 376 km from Hanoi.
Ta Phin village is one of the best tourist attractions in Sa Pa. It is 17 km northeast from Sa Pa town center. The road to the Ta Phin village is extremely beautiful. With the mountain sloping side of the green terraced fields. And two sides of the road are many flowers blooming. The village is home to ethnic minorities, including two Red Dao and H’mong ethnic groups.
About 1 km north of Ta Phin Commune People’s Committee, there is a limestone mountain. It is a branch of the Hoang Lien Son Range. At Ta Phin Village, there are fewer visitors than Ta Van. But because of the pristine nature of this place, it is becoming an increasingly popular destination in Sapa tours.
What to do in Ta Phin village?
Buying specialities at Ta Phin village
The first attraction when arriving at Ta Phin village is the image of the Mong and the red Dao women. They are all very charming in colorful costumes. When going deep into the village, visitors will find these women sitting with embroidered shirts, brocade. And they are always ready to guide us how to weave. These products have a lot of unique lines. This is reflected in the pattern of flowers, plants, birds… And carries the richness of the mountains and forests of the Northwest. In addition, visitors can visit Ta Phin brocade weaving village and buy products as gifts such as bags, backpacks, wallets, towels, robes…
In particular, Ta Phin is also famous for many traditional handicraft villages. Such are silver mosaics and forged casting. So, you can buy unique silver jewelry such as bracelets, rings or necklaces for family and friends as gifts.
Exploring the life of Ethnic minorities
Come to Sa Pa, you should not ignore the Dao’s ethnic bathing experience. Of which, Ta Phin village is considered as the best place and the most interesting. Because more than 90% of the Red Dao people live there. The leaves are collected by the households themselves and planted, then boiled to serve tourists. People often use more than 10 different types of leaves and up to nearly 100 types. According to the Red Dao, bathing with medicated leaves or soaking feet with herbs have quite a good effect. It can be a treatment for rheumatism, bone aches, muscle fatigue, flu,… This is the reason why Ta Phin village always attracts many tourists during the Sapa holiday.
Beside that, visitors also have the opportunity to learn about the life and customs of ethnic minority people. At that time, the Mong people also had open ceremonies, swearing feasts, worshiping ceremonies and especially the Gau Tao festival.
Soaking yourself in the beauty of Ta Phin Cave
After having an enjoyable experience at Ta Phin Village you can visit Ta Phin Cave at the foot of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. Ta Phin Cave is about 5 meters high, 3 meters wide and has a pathway to the ground. Inside the cave there are many stalactites sparkling with various shapes. There are different images like fairies, pregnant women holding babies,… Entering the cave, visitors will encounter a large rock lying on its side. On the rock is an image of the footprints of chicken. And the right side also has indentations like horse toe.
Sa Pa and especially Ta Phin is a great destination for people looking for a Vietnam travel adventure. If the information above fascinates you, don’t hesitate to book Sapa tours to discover this beautiful village of ethnic minorities. For more useful information, you can visit and contact Origin Travel.
Hotels and homestays in Ta Phin
Ta Phin only has a rustic homestay service and a few resorts close to nature for believers of healing tourism. Here are the 3 most popular Ta Phin homestays:
Ta Phin Lodge
- Address: Suoi Thau Village – Ta Phin Commune, Sa Pa, Lao Cai.
- Reference price: Only from 300,000 VND/night.
Ta Phin Homestay
- Address: Ta Phin, Sa Pa, Lao Cai.
- Reference price: Only from 350,000 VND/night.
May Kim Ta Phin Homestay
- Address: Ta Phin, Sa Pa, Lao Cai.
- Reference price: 350,000 VND/night.
Must-try experiences in Ta Phin village
Walking to discover Ta Phin village and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere
Take some time in the afternoon to explore Ta Phin and get acquainted with the people here. Don’t forget to take a deep breath to feel the fragrant rice smell and get close to the treetops and bushes along the road. This is an effective emotional healing therapy.
Bathing in medicinal leaves of the Red Dao people in Ta Phin
Life is associated with mountains and forests and countless rare herbs, the Dao people in Ta Phin always know how to take advantage of the precious things that Mother Nature has bestowed.
Coming to this place, you will have the opportunity to experience soaking in the “miracle” herbal water, both mentally relaxing and good for health.
Strawberry picking experience at Ta Phin strawberry garden
Ta Phin strawberry garden starts to ripen from the end of January to the end of February. If you travel to Sapa at this time, you can come here and pick fresh and juicy strawberries by yourself in the garden.
Things to do & time visit?
- Trekking and homestay.
- Photograph huntting.
- Visit local family to know authentic of Hmong and Red Zao people daily life.
- Do not give money or candy to children. (mean the children they will not like to go to school) – If can so please give them some books or pencils.
- Do not put camera close to their face to take photo.
- Best time to visit (from April, May, June, Sept, Oct)
- Should not visit at weekend to avoid the crowded by other visitors. because a lots of Vietnamese and Chinese will visit this village.
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