Visiting the beautiful villages in Northwest Vietnam, you will be immersed in the pristine picture of the mountains and immerse yourself in beautiful nature to find peace for your soul.
Northwest Vietnam has long impressed many tourists when possessing its majestic natural scenery, is one of the “go forever and never bored” destinations of many people, even foreigners. This land is associated with many famous tourist destinations such as Moc Chau, SaPa, Mu Cang Chai, and Mai Chau…
This place not only owns terraced fields, or cloud-covered mountain peaks, but the pristine villages imbued with local ethnicity are also extremely attractive to visitors. Here are beautiful villages in the Northwest that you cannot ignore.
Hang Tau village (Moc Chau, Son La)
Hang Tau is one of the emerging tourist destinations in recent years. The village is called “primitive village” by many people because there are two nos: no phone signal and no electricity. Here there is a green lawn, wooden houses of the H’Mong people form an isolated cluster, surrounded by mountains and forests.
This is the village of some H’Mong people. This place is a farming and agricultural production area about 1ha wide, with a scene like a miniature steppe between the Northwest mountains and forests. This place is about 18 km from the center of Moc Chau town, the road is quite tricky, so you need a hard steering wheel to control or you can take a motorbike taxi.
Ta Van village (SaPa, Lao Cai)
Ta Van is known as one of the beautiful villages in Northwest Vietnam that visitors should not miss when coming to Sapa. The roads here are a bit difficult to travel, so you need a steady driver or go with locals, but when you come to Ta Van, the effort you put into this journey is not wasted at all.
Not too busy and bustling like in the town, Ta Van village carries in itself the peaceful and pristine beauty of the high mountains. Coming here, you will be immersed in the unspoiled nature, admire the terraced fields and listen to the sound of streams flowing to your ears.
Especially here in the ripe rice season, Ta Van is bright yellow. In addition, you can also explore the unique culture of the people here, walking on the trail along the smoldering Muong Hoa stream for hundreds of years.
Cu Vai village (Tram Tau, Yen Bai)
Cu Vai is known as a village in the clouds thanks to its terrain on top of a mountain, covered by clouds all year round. Seen from above, the village looks very flat even though the terrain is located on the top of the mountain. The village is not too big, but it is very easy to go because there is only a straight main road. The whole village has more than 50 houses running along both sides of the main road. Thanks to such a hidden location, this place still retains the unique features of Hmong culture.
Cat Cat village (SaPa, Lao Cai)
As a place that is too familiar to tourists when coming to Sapa, Cat Cat village belongs to San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district, Lao Cai province. Compared to many other villages, Cat Cat village is closer to the town, that’s why there are always a lot of tourists coming here.
This place has the stilt houses of the H’mong people, there are beautiful homestays, a cafe with mountain views and a romantic stream. Cat Cat village today receives a lot of tourism investment but still retains the inherent wildness of the Northwest mountains.
Sin Chai village (SaPa, Lao Cai)
Sin Chai is a simple and rustic village, located more than 2km from the center of Sapa town. There is still the typical rustic simplicity of a highland village. Friendly smile always when encountering a tourist on the road. And Sin Chai is one such version. SaPa has long been famous for the villages of Cat Cat, Ta Van, Ta Phin; with the majestic old stone church or the roof of Indochina Fansipan… However, the wave of tourism has flooded into Sa Pa, causing it to gradually become commercialized.
Sin Chai village belongs to San Sa Ho commune (old), now belongs to Hoang Lien commune, located about 4km from the center of Sa Pa town. Although located right next to Cat Cat – a famous community cultural tourism village of Sa Pa, Sin Chai is still quite pristine and quiet compared to the neighboring village. Lying quietly at the foot of Hoang Lien Son range, surrounded by vast hills, Sin Chai has been the home of the Black H’mong people for many generations.
Like many villages in Sa Pa in particular and the Northwest Vietnam highlands in general, the villagers mainly live on farming and animal husbandry. Around April when it rains, the terraced fields start in the pouring season. When in the transplanting season, the terraced fields will be submerged in water. The water is taken from the stream, so it is very clear, reflecting sunlight, making a large area shimmering and sparkling beautifully. This will be a wonderful new experience when you can witness with your own eyes the scene of ethnic people here diligently planting rice on terraced fields like a beautiful labor picture.
Gia Khau 1 village (Lai Chau)
Gia Khau 1 village welcomes visitors with a natural picture of the Northwest. Vast fields are nestled in the heart of the valley, in the distance are the high and low green mountains interwoven, lazily under the white clouds flying in the sun. Everything is so gentle and beautiful.
Traveling alone on the roads in the village, visitors will breathe in the fresh air of the Northwest mountainous region, listen to the fragrant rice in the field, listen to each cool breeze blowing through. The more you go into the village, the more clearly the traditional village scene of the Mong people appears.
Phieng Canh Village (Moc Chau, Son La)
Phieng Canh is a beautiful village of the H’mong people, nestled among immense plum groves in a picturesque valley n Tan Lap commune, Moc Chau district, Son La province. This is a destination located on the same road as Na Ka plum valley and heart tea hill, very convenient for visitors to explore. About Phieng Canh, you will have memorable experiences in a beautiful and poetic village.
Phieng Canh has long been famous as the village with the most beautiful plum blossom season in Moc Chau. Coming here in the spring, you will admire a beautiful white flower paradise like a fairyland. Flowers bloom all over the garden, around the yard and run up the hillside, suddenly turning the scenery of the village into a fairyland.
Along with Na Ka valley, Phieng Canh village becomes a place with a beautiful plum blossom season, captivating people’s hearts. Every spring, this village “treats” travelers from far away with a beautiful season of white flowers. In addition to plum flowers, there are also peach blossoms and brilliant yellow mustard gardens.
Traveling to Moc Chau in the last and early days of the year, visitors are lost in the world of mustard flowers, plum flowers, and apricot flowers when walking on the roads connecting Na Ka and Phieng Canh. Just a vast valley adorned with fresh flowers, yet created a beautiful picture that captivates people’s hearts.
Sin Suoi Ho village (Lai Chau province)
Sin Suoi Ho is a beautiful village in Sin Suoi Ho commune, Phong Tho district. This is the land bordering China, located at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. Therefore, visitors can easily move to this beautiful village to experience the scenery and people here.
Sin Suoi Ho Lai Chau is a village of the H’mong ethnic group, blessed by nature with a magnificent and wonderful terrain. With a cool year-round climate, fresh nature and charming scenery, Sin Suoi Ho is facilitated to develop a community-based tourism model, becoming a destination in Lai Chau that is loved by many people.
Traveling to Sin Suoi Ho, you have many interesting activities such as experience hunting clouds on the top of the mountain, watching the sunset on terraced fields in the pouring water season or the ripe rice season. In addition, you can spend time exploring waterfalls, hundreds of years old trees in the village.
In particular, in the journey to discover this beautiful village, visitors can also participate in cultural performances organized by local people. Every Saturday and Sunday, you can also spend time going to the market, shopping for local products and understanding more about the culture of the people here.
Y Linh Ho Village (Sapa, Lao Cai province)
Visiting Sapa, aside from the elevated beauty of Fansipan Mountain, the lovely beauty of Cat Cat Village, tourists will also be able to explore the pristine and charming beauty of Y Linh Ho Village. The village is famous for its absolutely poetic and wild beauty. Being covered by Hoang Lien Son Mountain range, along with many terraced fields and streams, and the primitive, simple bamboo houses of local people, Y Linh Ho Village is one of must-visit attractions in Sapa and definitely worth your time to discover.
The village has always been an oasis of tranquility, unlike other noisy and animated tourist places in Sapa. Traveling to Y Linh Ho is an opportunity for visitors to both relax, enjoy the scenic beauty and learn more about the daily life of the Mong – Dao minorities.
If you visit the village, the locals would be more than welcoming to help you learn about their culture and traditional customs, including their authentic daily activitieslike weaving fabric and textiles.
Long Luong village (Son La province)
Almost anywhere on the Moc Chau plateau, every season is a unique color. If spring in Long Luong has plum flowers that bloom white and sky, then summer is the season of young green color.
Long Luong is quiet on the National Road 6, the road from Hoa Binh to Moc Chau (Son La). Here, visitors will see glimpses of small, peaceful houses nestled under the shade of plum and peach orchards.
Long Luong village is the habitat of the Mong people, characterized by the brocade color of the red dresses under the peach forest and plum forest. Children here still play old-fashioned games such as kicking balls, throwing poles, etc. Come, watch, and participate in these fun games with the highland kids as a way to bring you back to ages past.
If you want to temporarily get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, go to most beautiful villages in Northwest Vietnam in the pristine picture of the mountains and forests to enjoy moments of idyllic serenity, immerse yourself in beautiful nature to find peace for your soul.