Sapa is one of the deep mountains with the same cup that anyone wants to set foot in. Along with the beautiful and majestic scenery of the mountains and forests, the villages of ethnic minorities also have a great attraction for tourists.
In Sapa, besides the Kinh, five ethnic groups, including the Hmong, are the largest community, followed by the Red Dao, Giay, Tay, and Xa Pho.
- Cat Cat village - the closest Sapa village to the center
- Ta Phin Village - The place to keep the most ancient things in Sapa
- Lao Chai Village - Sapa village has majestic mountain scenery
- Ta Van Village
- Sin Chai Village
Let's join Top Ten Reviews to discover five ethnic villages that must be visited when traveling to Sapa.
Cat Cat village - the closest Sapa village to the center
About Cat Cat Village Sapa
Cat Cat village is the most famous and most visited ethnic village for Vietnamese tourists. Cat Cat village is located in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district, about 2km from the center of Sapa town to the village's gate. You can choose to walk, can combine mountain views, and admire the entire village from above. Cat Cat village in Sapa is also a tiny village of the Hmong ethnic community.
In addition to the beautiful landscape, Cat Cat village was built with additional infrastructure to serve tourism. Visitors can see small stone roads through the town center, exhibits of artifacts and products of people's labor, preserving the craft.
In the village center is a hydroelectric plant built by the French on the Muong Hoa stream. Now this place is a place for local performances to serve tourists daily.
On the way back, from the last stop of Cat Cat village to the town is more than 3km. After exploring the city with a long distance, the 3km road to return there will make you quite tired. If you are not in good health, you should ride a motorbike and park it at the village gate (not allowed to ride in the village).
Ticket price to visit Cat Cat Village Sapa
- Ticket price for motorbike parking is 10.000 VND (~0,44 USD).
- Tickets to Cat Cat village are 50.000 VND (~2,18 USD)/person.
- The price of renting ethnic clothes is 50.000 VND (~2,18 USD)/person.
In front of the village gate, there are many ethnic clothing rental shops. You can buy yourself a set. There are also many other accessories that you can rent, such as umbrellas for ethnic minorities.
Another small note is that when buying tickets, there are many maps at the ticket counter. You can get it for free, and that map is handy. It has all the famous attractions in Cat Cat village and directions on the way – very helpful.
It would help if you prepared some candy in a bag because many ethnic children will follow you to visit the village. Those kids sell crafts and invite you to buy goods. If you don't want to buy them, give them candy, and they won't follow you anymore.