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Ta Phin Village Sapa – Top Authentic Experience For Tourists

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Ta Phin Village Sapa - Top Authentic Experience For Tourists
Ta Phin Village Sapa – Top Authentic Experience For Tourists

Your trip to Sapa will only be perfect if you get to Ta Phin Village – one of the top 7 must-visit Sapa Village Vietnam. Today, Sun Getaways Travel will introduce all the details about Ta Phin Village to you. Let’s take a look!

Ta Phin Village Sapa Travel Guides

Introduction

Ta Phin Village is the home of the Red Dao and Hmong ethnic minorities. It is well-known for its picturesque rice terraces and diverse natural environment. When coming there, visitors can explore the local life, try herbal bathing using medicinal plants, and buy handicrafts such as embroidered clothing, silver jewelry, and more to bring it back home as presents.

Location

Situated in Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province, Ta Phin Village Sapa can be found in northern Vietnam – about 17km northeast of Sa Pa Town. The village is surrounded by mountainous scenery at an elevation of around 1,300 meters above sea level.

How to get to Ta Phin Village Sapa?

There are several to get to Ta Phin Village Sapa. However, if you would like to go to Ta Phin Village, you need to reach Hanoi first and then use another vehicle to Sapa and the village. You can drive a car, or a motorbike, or walk to Ta Phin Village Sapa.

Private car

With the support of the government, the infrastructure of the village now is better and you totally can drive a car or take a taxi to Ta Phin Village. The cost will be cheaper if you book a private car following groups of people.

A motorbike

Driving a motorbike is one of the best ways to admire the Sapa beauty on the road to Ta Phin Village. You will pass by scenic terraced rice fields and the mountainous landscapes of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range.

Walking

Ta Phin Village Sapa - Top Authentic Experience For Tourists
Trekking to the village brings the most authentic experience for tourists.

For those who would like to experience an authentic trip, walking should be the best choice. It may take about 2 or 4 days to trek to Ta Phin Village Sapa, but you will receive unforgettable memories. Not only Ta Phin Village, but your journey will also lead you to various tourist attractions in Sapa such as Cat Cat Village, and Hoang Lien Son Mountain Ranges.

Find more information: How to Get to Sapa Vietnam? Best Travel Guide and Tips for Tourists

Best time to visit

There are two period times for tourists to visit Ta Phin Village:

  • From September to November: During these months, the weather is mild, with less rain. Moreover, people can have a chance to glimpse golden rice terraces in the surrounding hills, which is a breathtaking backdrop for everyone to visit.
  • From March to May: If you want to see local farmers planting rice in the terraced fields, this period is an ideal time. The weather is pleasant and the hills are covered with blooming flowers. Hence, tourists can admire the most beautiful and colorful scenery of the year in Sapa.

Generally, tourists should get to Sapa in the spring season and autumn. The weather is stable, which is suitable for joining other extracurricular activities and exploring marvelous destinations in Sapa. Additionally, you also can take part in exciting festivals in the village at this time.

Ta Phin Village Sapa - Top Authentic Experience For Tourists
Ta Phin Village Sapa – Top Authentic Experience For Tourists

Find more information: Sapa Vietnam in March, Sapa Vietnam in November, and Sapa Vietnam in September

What to Discover in Ta Phin Village Sapa?

Discover cultural features and customs

First of all, visitors have to explore the cultural aspects and values of locals settling here. You can book a homestay and stay overnight with locals, learn about the daily lives and traditions of the ethnic H’Mong and Red Dao groups. Moreover, locals will tell you a lot of interesting stories through interactions with village families.

Besides, the Red Dao people have a very famous activity called herb bathing. If you want, you can experience traditional medicinal bathing practices at a Red Dao homestay. This bathing type is considered an effective medical remedy for rheumatism, bone aches, muscle fatigue, flu, etc.

Ta Phin Village Sapa - Top Authentic Experience For Tourists
Ta Phin Village Sapa – Top Authentic Experience For Tourists

Also, tourists have an opportunity to witness festivals and religious ceremonies – a very typical cultural feature of Sapa locals. There are famous open ceremonies, swearing feasts, and worshiping ceremonies. Especially, do not miss the chance to take part in the Gau Tao festival – which means “mountain sightseeing in the spring”. Gau Tao Festival will be celebrated at the beginning of the Lunar New Year. Mong people hold this festival to wish for better health, happiness, prosperity, and abundant crops.

Admire the picturesque landscapes

Ta Phin Village Sapa - Top Authentic Experience For Tourists
Tourists can admire the stunning views from the village.

Next, visiting Ta Phin Village in general, and Sapa in particular, brings the opportunity for travelers to admire the stunning natural scenery of surrounding mountains, rice terraces, forests, and Ta Phin Cave’s limestone formations. Moreover, the road from Sapa town to Ta Phin Village provides tourists a hike scenic trails between villages with views of the peaceful countryside. Thus, do not forget to take some beautiful photos of the terraced fields and mountains!

Join interesting activities

Finally, there are some shops selling unique handicrafts and textiles directly from village artisans for tourists to buy as presents. Visitors can go to the local market and try regional specialties such as Thang Co, five-color sticky rice, and grilled meat. Also, it is great when trekking between villages or taking motorbike rides to surrounding areas and seeing the mountainous images here.

Ta Phin Village Sapa - Top Authentic Experience For Tourists
Ta Phin Village Sapa – Top Authentic Experience For Tourists
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Where to Live in Ta Phin Village Sapa?

Here are some accommodations that Sun Getaways Travel recommends for tourists to stay and relax in the village:

  • Ta Phin Lodge – This is a mall rustic lodge that is located in Suoi Thau Village. This lodge offers several budget rooms for people to choose from. The cost will range from 300,000 VND.
  • Ta Phin Homestay – This is a family-run homestay in the village. The price is 350,000 VND. When living here, tourists will have a chance to experience local culture.
  • May Kim Homestay – This is a simple village homestay. It offers rooms ranging from 350,000 VND.
  • Nature Resort Sapa – A famous eco-resort called Natura Resort Sapa is a good place for visitors to relax. Only 10 mins from the village by motorbike, people can admire the beauty of hillside bungalows when staying here.
  • Sapa City View Hotel – This is a modern hotel located about 3 kilometers away with amenities, still close for day trips.

Travel Tips to Ta Phin Village Sapa

Ta Phin Village Sapa - Top Authentic Experience For Tourists
Let’s breathe the fresh air when you get to Sapa, Vietnam!

Here are some key travel tips for visiting Ta Phin Village in Sapa:

  • You should visit Monday-Thursday to avoid weekends when it’s most crowded.
  • Tourists should remember to wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers for varied temperatures.
  • It will be better if you bring money (VND) to purchase handicrafts from artisans because there are not many ATMs here and locals prefer cash.
  • Don’t take photos or feed children without permission! You should ask them first.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we have just shown you all about information about Ta Phin Village. Moreover, you also find out some useful tips for your journey through this article. Sun Getaways Travel wishes you the best trip in Ta Phin Village Sapa.

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