If you pay attention, you can remotely identify the village of people here:
Hmong villages are usully set up in areas with altitudes aboves 1,500 meters, lower house, nail columns, with 2 roofs and 2 porches, the roofs were made of Fokienia wood in the past, today most roofs were replaced with cement tiles. From house to house, you will remotely find house close to one another in the Hmong village.
If you find the village lying within forest or a large forest behind the village, with quite large houses of 2 roofs, no porch, surely that is Red Dao village, because clean water is very important to them, the first thing they need to keep that is a forest behind their village.
Giay village is usually set up in large areas and relatively flat in the valley, with a large stream, lower house with two sizeable roofs.
Tay people is also chose the same position as Giay people, but it is stilt house, its roofs are close to each other, marking a crowded village. The village with houses of half ground and half floor, certainly it is Xa Pho village.
Each ethnic group in SaPa owns its own cultural identity, with a different life and style, but the private practices are always respected by them, unite and help each other in a common comunity.
Updated by Tuong Nguyen