About 8 km from Sapa town, Lao Chai – Ta Van is known as a shelter of many ethnic minorities. While Sapa is bustling and hustle, these villages offer a surprisingly quiet and peaceful atmosphere for its visitors.
About Lao Chai – Ta Van
Lao Chai and Ta Van villages are two large villages in Sapa Vietnam.
Similar to Cat Cat village, Lao Chai – Ta Van area is inhabited by ethnic people such as Mong, Dao, Giay, Tay, etc.
The villages are located in Muong Hoa valley, lying between the majestic Hoang Lien Son mountain range and Ham Rong mountain.
Surrounding Lao Chai and Ta Van villages are large terraced fields that are decades old.
During harvest season from April to September each year, the whole area is warmed up with the natural yellow color of the ripe rice.
How to get to Lao Chai Ta Van
Ta Van is located in Ta Van commune, Sapa district, Lao Cai province, about 8 km to 12 km from the center of Sapa town, depending on the route.
To get to Lao Chai – Ta Van, you have to travel by motorbike or car. However, to enjoy the best of the scenery, going by bike is a more reasonable choice.
After leaving the two busiest streets of Sapa, Cau May, and Muong Hoa streets, you only need to follow the Muong Hoa stream.
On the way to Ta Van village, you will pass Lao Chai – a place with a breathtaking mountain view and famous Sapa ancient rocks.
Ta Van entrance fee
Almost all Sapa tourist attractions require entry tickets, including Ta Van. The ticket price to Ta Van Sapa is 75,000 VND per adult.
However, the gate control spot is not very strict.
There is usually no person checking tickets during midday or bad-weather day so that you can visit for free.
Also, many people don’t check the ticket if you travel by taxi. However, the taxi driver may ask for your money instead.
Homestay in Lao Chai Ta Van
To enjoy the best of the villages, you should stay in Ta Van overnight.
You can try local dishes, slowly immerse yourself in the living space of ethnic minorities, learn the traditional customs and practices of ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam.