Giay people in Sapa are nearly a thousand people concentrated mainly along the Muong Hoa valley. They prefer to build their big vilages in the fertile lands along streams broad and relatively flat. Their home has 3 spaces, wooden walls, soil ground. The nave is place of a great altar for their ancestors and gods.
Tay people who live in Sa Pa around 2,900 people, concentrated in three communes: Ban Ho, Thanh Phu, Nam Sai.
Xa pho ethnic minotity came to Viet Nam 200 – 300 years ago. They have about 1.000 people in Lao Cai, concentrate in Sapa and Van Ban dictrict. In Sapa they live mainly in Nam Sai village where far from Sapa town about 35km.