Some general information about Sa Pa
-Total population in Lao Cai Province : 674.530people (2016)
-Total population in Sapa: 59.176 people (statistic in 2016)
-Total population of ethnic group in Sapa: Mong 53%; Dao: 17%; Giay 13%; Tay 7%; Xa Pho
-There are 5 minoritis in Sapaa: black Mong; Dao; Tay; Giay and Xa Pho
-Total homestay in Lao Cai province: about 250 homestay
-How many villages and homestay in each village: There are about 10- 40 homestays in some village like: Ta Van; Giang Ta Chai; Lao Chai; Su Pan; Ban Ho; Ta Phin; Lao Chai; Hau Thao; Ban Khoang; Ta Giang Phinh.
The most popular in the villages with many tourist: Lao Chai; Ta Van; Ban Ho; Ta Phin.
-The purpose of checkpoint/entrance fee: Use for improving the life of local villages: building new school; new hospital and there are many projects to increase minority’s awareness of life.
-The record: we have to know the main information of guest who come to Lao Cai for the purpose of analysing and developing the service. For example: the name, age, nationality, pasport number…
- How does government create job for the ethnic minority?
We have a special policy for the minorities in Viet Nam: they will receive benefit from the government when they go to school. Especially, their bennefit will be increase when they can go to university. They no need to pay any school fees.
- How does the homestay owner apply for the homestay license? What's the process?
The government have to go to the villages and help them to do anything for homestay license.
For example: We open the classes to teach them how to make the best service: clean the house, clean the bathroom, organise the place for WC, the ketchen and the place of their family…. Then we open examinations for them.(we check the quality every month)
- Is there a community head for each village? Who manage or govern the village?
There is Head for each village, and they belong to the government. We have good service management system and database management system of our government.