Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, the town of Sapa is quaint with boutiques, spas and trendy eateries. But it’s the Muong Hoa Valley between the town and the Tonkinese Alps that’s really why travelers come to the far northwest of Vietnam.
The valley is home to a few ethnic minority groups including the H’mong, Dao and Zay, differentiated by their styles of dress and language.
It is also one of the most famous destinations for breathtaking scenery and is the largest farmland for rice growing in Sapa. It is far from town about 14 kilometers. Going to visit Muong Hoa, you can trek along Muong Hoa River sneaking through the valley nearby SaPa town. It is a place, along through the mountains is a strange carved stones. Spread over 4 kilometers length, 2 kilometers width with at least 159 stones, Sapa’s Muong Hoa Valley has mysterious graphics.
If you join a trekking tour in Muong Hoa Valley, it takes about 7 hours for visitors to walk downhill to the valley, tracing the Muong Hoa River, through its terraced fields and passing hamlets of minority groups in Muong Hoa Valley.
On the main road leading to Muong Hoa Valley, you will have opportunities to take photos and sight Sapa’s views. 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 and exploring Muong Hoa valley. 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, Zay and Red Zao at home.
Beside, visiting Sapa’s Muong Hoa Valley, you will have chance to enjoy an easy walk downhill and along Muong Hoa River, through terraced fields passing some hamlets of the H’Mong people as Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai…, watching the locals at work. In the night, spending in Ta Van village which is Giay minority’s unique village in Sapa will be an excellent and remarkable experience.
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