Ta Van village will be an ideal destination if you are too tired of busy and hard-working days, the dazzling light of buildings, and the bustling streets in crowded cities.
Currently, more and more tourists and photographers seek for Ta Van village Sapa to experience the peaceful life of local ethnic people here.
The village for a wanderlust soul!
If you are interested in this picturesque village, keep reading and scroll down to find more information!
1. Why should you explore Ta Van Vietnam?
When you search for things to do in Sapa on the internet, undoubtedly, exploring Ta Van village always is listed as one of the must-do activities.
Ta Van village is a village of Giay, Mong, and Dao people, located peacefully in the beautiful Muong Hoa valley.
Follow the 4D highway going to the southeast; you will see Ta Van after an 8-kilometer road from Sapa.
Visitors need to go down to the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountain, pass Muong Hoa valley, crossing the bridge squeezed through the stream.
The road leading to the village was merely the rustic paths that winded around the rolling hills.
On the way, you will delight in admiring the beauty of cascading terraced fields, which are adorned by the green of corn and young rice on both sides of the road.
Mixed in this natural picture is bush reeds that are higher than your head, golden rhododendron bushes in the blooming season. Somewhere there is a small stream, or the sound of forest birds echoing through the mountains like an invitation.
If tourists come to Ta Van in the afternoon, it will not be difficult to see the children with spontaneous faces riding on buffaloes.
On the road, each group of children, Mong and Dao girls return from the town, after the Sapa markets close. The scene is cheerful, peaceful, and heartwarming.
Ta Van in the local language means a large arc, leaning against the Hoang Lien Son range, overlooking the crystal water surface of Muong Hoa stream. The stunning stream flows through Ta Van village, becoming an ideal place for the Giay people and tourists to enjoy and swim in the fresh and clear water.
Stay in a homestay in Ta Van village, relax with your beloved together under a roof, experience the lifestyle and unique culture of Giay people, and enjoy specialties of Sapa tourist area.
All of those memories will be an interesting highlight in your journey to explore this land in the northwestern of Vietnam.
Do you have ever wondered whether Ta Van village is worth visiting? Let us help you answer this question, YES!
2. How to get to Ta Van Village Sapa?
There are different ways for tourists to move from Hanoi to Sapa. Among these means of transportation, a coach or train will be a great idea if you want to have a relaxing and economical trip.
It is about 8km to 12km from Sapa town center to Ta Van village depending on the different routes. With this long-distance road, motorbike or car will be a better choice (if what you want is a Sapa trekking, you can enjoy it when visiting Ta Van).
However, to feel and contemplate this magnificent town in mist, our suggestion is a motorbike with your partner.
On the journey to Ta Van village, you will go through Lao Chai where you can enjoy the breathtaking natural landscape with green mountains behind the white cloud.
And remember to visit the famous Sapa ancient stone beach there before continuing your trip.
After exploring Cau May Street and Muong Hoa Street on the way, follow the Muong Hoa stream and then you arrive at Ta Van village.
Most of the tourist attractions in Sapa, including this splendid village, require admission tickets to visit. Each person needs to pay 70,000 VND for a Ta Van village entrance ticket.
However, in bad weather days or the mid-day, there is usually no ticket seller. Therefore, you can visit Ta Van for free, or if you take a taxi to the village, perhaps you will not be checked.
Ta Van Village map
Remember to check Ta Van village map before discovering this picturesque land.
map tu sap center den ta van
Keep scrolling down and let us show you several Ta Van village Tripadvisor’s review in the last section!
3. The Rhythm Of Daily Life of local people in Ta Van Village Vietnam
Come to Ta Van Giay, tourists not only immerse themselves in the natural landscape with the murmuring of streams, or the sound of forest birds calling their lovers to find each other but also discovering the idyllic and rustic beauty of the village.
The outstanding village leans against the mountain, in front of is Muong Hoa stream.
It is estimated that the Giay people have lived in this village for around 300 years. The San family was the first family in Ta Van village, according to the elderly in the village, then followed by the Vang, the Lu, and the next families until now.
They reside together with hundreds of rooftops, grow rice and produce, and then create villages and hamlets at the foot of mountains, around the rivers and streams, in the valleys.
Although living with Mong people, Giay people still retain their cultural traditions, beliefs, and festivals.
The wedding season of Giay people is from October of the previous year to February of the following one according to the lunar calendar.
The wedding has many sophisticated steps such as face-to-face meetings, watching the house, exact wedding-presents (as a challenge issued by a girl’s family) from the future bridegroom’s family.
At Giay weddings, these gifts are mainly wine to invite guests on the wedding day.
If you have a chance to take part in the wedding of a Giay couple, there is no doubt that it will be an unforgettable memory!
4. Things To Do in Sapa Ta Van Village
Participate in traditional festivals
During a year, there were many interesting and unique festivals in Ta Van Giay such as Lunar New Year; Tet in July; Cold Food Festival (in March); Ancestors Day (in April); Mid-Autumn Festival (in August); eating new rice (in September); making round sticky rice cake to end the season (in October); Winter solstice festival (in November); and especially Long Tong festival, also known as Xuong Dong festival (in January).
During the New Year, from January 10 onwards, the authorities discussed with the elderly about the day “xuong dong”.
A tremendous number of tourists arrive at Ta Van village to take in part Long Tong Festival.
Don’t miss up the chance to see firsthand as well as experience these exciting events of Giay people!
Enjoy special dishes
In the daily meals of Giay people often have stir-fries and soup. If guests come to the house, they will add boiled and fried dishes.
In Tet holidays, Giay people often have roasted meat, barbecue, grilled chopped meat, and a special dish – “Khau Nhuc”.
A signature dish of the mountainous area
Local people in Ta Van Vietnam usually only drink wine in important events like Tet; while daily drink includes rice water, tea, bouillon or boiled water.
When staying at a Ta Van village homestay, visitors will enjoy the traditional dishes of the ethnic people such as Muong Hum broiled fish, Muong Khuong horse meat “Thang Co”, Bac Ha pork meat, Van Ban five-color sticky rice, etc.
You will be immersed in the festive atmosphere, folk games of Giay people and have a truly relaxing vacation.
An experience like a local person
Come to Ta Van Giay village; you will be immersed in nature, listening to the murmuring stream, the sound of wild birds fluttering from far away, the sound of forest leaves rustling in the wind.
You can wander on narrow dirt roads adjacent to fragrant Sapa terraces, and watch the ethnic children playing with mud, riding buffaloes to the fields, and smiling happily.
Experiencing life in the cottage walls of Ta Van people will make your trip remarkable and memorable.
Live in the traditional houses valiantly clings on in the age of concrete, sip a cup of wine in the cold atmosphere – a remarkable feature of Ta Van village weather, chat with local villagers to better understand the daily life of those lovely people.
The better you understand them, the much more you love them!
After tired days in the bustling city, let’s soothe your mind with a peaceful trip to somewhere like Ta Van village. Immerse yourself in the pure and pristine nature, allow yourself a moment to walk through the serene atmosphere, and find some peace inside your soul.
Trekking in Sapa without a guide
When considering Sapa trekking difficulty, Ta Van village is known as a place with a medium level. It is the reason why you can explore the village and surrounding areas by yourself.
It will be a great choice for you to have a joyful trip here.
Keep in mind that you should prepare and check the Sapa trekking map carefully before going.
5. Homestay in Ta Van Village
You should stay at Ta Van village for a few days and slowly immerse yourself in the lives of the people here; you will feel all the interesting things that Ta Van brings to visitors.
Coming to Ta Van, perhaps one day is not enough.
There are also many simple and rustic homestays mixed with the traditional wooden houses of the local villagers here.
The room rate for one night here only ranges from 50,000 VND to 100,000 VND / person depending on room types and different homestay.
You should choose the homestay in Ta Van Giay village where there are more than 100 rooftops of Giay people. From here you can see the Muong Hoa stream, and the life of the people here is intact as hundreds of years ago.
Like other Sapa villages, Ta Van will fulfill your dream of discovery if you are a nature lover!
6. Ta Van Village Tripadvisor Review
Let’s see some comments from tourists who visited Ta Van village.
“It’s very nice villages & good for trekking from Sapa town. Terraced rice fields were very beautiful, local people were very friendly!” – Rose L (Mexico City, Mexico)
“Great friendly village with lots of free range animals and lovely stunning scenery. Great to see how the locals live. A real experience.” – Craig B (St Austell, England)
“Lovely little village with a few shops in mainly a farming and homestay area. We stayed here two nights at a homestay and enjoyed it very much. A few things to see, a few different craft options and a few shops with high variability in pricing – so be careful and do your homework!” – Albywon (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Besides Ta Van, you can take into consideration the best villages in Sapa such as Cat Cat village, Ta Phin village, Sin Chai village, Ban Pho village, Giang Ta Chai village, etc. Each village will bring a unique and memorable journey to you!
It is time to pack your travel bag and start your trip! If you need more information about Ta Van village or you don’t know how to make a perfect itinerary, please contact us!