Ta Phin village (Sapa) is home to the ethnic minority groups such as Red Dao and H'Mong people. Not far from the town, the road to Ta Phin village runs along the rugged mountainside and the terraced fields. Peach trees, plum trees along the road with blooming flowers in the cold highland are what welcome tourists to this beautiful destination.
Ta phin village Sapa
Ta Phin village is located about 17 km from the center of Sapa town. From Sapa town center you will take the road to Lao Cai about 5 km, then turn left to go to Ta Phin. The ticket for one person is 20,000 VND. Continuing to travel about 18 km further, you will find yourselves in Ta Phin village.
Ta Phin village map
In many parts of the road, on the two sides are the green leafy terraces. On the rocky slopes, there are green fields of rice and corn fields. The scenic view will help us forget the feeling of isolation and exhaustion on the road along the mountainside.
Currently, the road to the Ta Phin village has been upgraded to support 7-seat vehicles. You also can rent motorbikes to go from Sapa town center to Ta Phin village (about $ 8 or VND 170,000).
Ta Phin village
You should spend a day to explore Ta Phin village: admiring the mountain scenery, surrounding fields, enjoying the cuisine of the Red Dao and most importantly Dao medicinal bathing - which is a must-try once you come to Ta Phin village.
Dao ethnic in Ta Phin village
Visting Ta Phin, tourists will learn more about the customs, habits, and lifestyle of the ethnic minority communities here. The cultural activities have been restored and adapted into performances for tourists. for Dao people, you can enjoy wedding ceremonies, Bai Tram rituals dancing, turtle catching, belly dancing and singing to exchange love. For Hmong people, swearing festivals, village worshiping ceremony and especially the Gao Tao festival are what you shouldn't miss.
Dao girls who dress in red robes with embroided scarves are very happy to show the guests the fabric weaving process. Products of the village are full of unique designs and colors and also very eye-catching. Some products you may find are backpacks, travel bags, scarves, bags, money bags, brocade cloaks of brilliant colors.
Dao girls Ta Phin Village
The Rea Dao people in Ta Chai village are well-known for their silver mosaic products. The Mong people, the Tay, the Thai often buy silver mosaics - jewelry of the Red Dao. The main material for making jewelry is obviously silver. To make a silver jewelry, you need various tools such as the furnace, the blower, the silver cooker, molds, and carving tools. In the life of the Red Dao people, the social status of the girls is shown by the silver jewelry that they carry.
This is the handicraft that still exists from the ancient time to this day. It is passed down by both the Red Dao and Mong people. The traditional manual production process includes: building the furnace, firing by charcoal, heating iron and molding into the required products.
Medicinal bathing by the Red Dao people
A special attraction of Sa Pa tourism in Ta Phin is the bath service. Just soak in the medicinal bath that smells of the leaves of the forest and you will feel healthy immediately. All feelings of tiredness will also disappearin about 10 minutes. This service can be found in many villages in Sapa but here, it is the best. The price is $ 5 per bath
Ta Phin ancient monastery
The monastery was built by French missionaries in the early 20th century when they first discovered the land of Sapa.
Following the road through the Ta Phin village, you find a cave. The cave is about 5 m high 3 m wide with a path down to the ground. Inside the cave, visitors will see rocks shaped like fairies, giant raspberries. At the widest spot of the cave, stalactites hang down beautifully.
Homestay in Ta Phin village
Though Ta Phin tourism has not developed as much as Ta Van - Lao Chai village, here there are homestays which are very clean with many additional services for tourists. Some typical Sapa homestay near Ta Phin village are: