Ta Phin Commune: Ta Phin Commune is 12 km away from Sa Pa Town. It is known for its wild beauty, cool and pure climate. Ta Phin is a fairly wide valley where Red Dao people and Black Hmong are living close to. There have some craft cooperatives to process bathwater made of forest leaves to embroider broacade.
On the way to Ta Phin, there are many beautiful deserted monasterries which made of architecture stone. The commune is also famous for Red Dao ethnic traditional herb baths.
Stone church: In the center of town, this is a very beautiful handmade stone architecture work. According to the workers who take apart in building it, each corner stone, arch stone must be produced by its molding for accuracy and conformity with building structure. The position of the church is very suitable for the photos in your tour in Sapa.
Cat Cat village: Cat Cat is a village of Black Hmong people on the way down to food Fansipan. Tourists come here to watch the indigenous weaving, embroidering brocade, producing their production tools…under the deep slot with a beautiful waterfall is flowing and rushing white foam between the green forest. In the village, there is a cultural team who performs lively dances for tourists’ enjoying.
Ham Rong tourist area: along the left side of the church turn left and follow the stone steps to Ham Rong tourist area, there has a garden flowers blooming seasons, an orchid garden which collected from hundreds of species in Sapa and surrounding areas, a stone forest with many shapes to freely imagine, a courtyard to watch the clouds, watching the natural peaks created with the giant dragon head incense to heaven. Although climbing is tiring but worthy to enjoy.
Rattan Bridge: In the past, to through a stream, the villagers had to in the forest for collecting rattan cords then tied to two big trees along the stream, knitting them together, Fokienia wood bars approximately 20cm were stitched together to make a bridge, called Rattan Bridge. Today this bridge is made of cables, bridge deck with steel plates for safety and convenience travel. Perhaps because missing the ancient poetic, swinging bridge, some families in Ta Van have restored the Rattan Bridge, the tourists are so excited to be going over this bridge.
Muong Hoa valley: Muong Hoa stream flows along the Muong Hoa valley, extends throughout the Lao Chai, Ta Van, Hau Thao. This valley has terraced fields which is the most beautiful terraced fields of Sapa. Cross the suspension bridge, you will be visiting the village of weaving and dyeing cloth of the Hmong. Exploring the magnificent Muong Hoa valley to enjoy its breathtaking landscapes, you will also paying visit to small and isolated hamlets and villages meet the Black H’mong, Giay and Red Dao at home and at work. The Giay, Black Hmong, Red Dao ethnic and a large number of tourists come here, which makes Muong Hoa valley becomes more vibrant and colorful.
Ancient rock carving: Ta Van, Hau Thao areas have hundreds of large and small grantite plates which have been etched into strange shapes from ancient time. Indochina scientist Mr. Victor Goloubev who had discovered this strange carvings from around 1925 and datable in 3000 years. There is no conditions for decoding it now, but this is an valuable archaeological site which should be preserved. It is evidence that humans have been here for very long time.
updated by: To Uyen