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A pure gem of Lao Cai

  In the tourist frequented town of Sapa in Lao Cai Province in northwestern Vietnam, visitors are recommended to drop by Ta Van, a valley at the foot of Hoang Lien and Ham Rong mountain ranges, around seven kilometers from the center of town.

A pure gem of Lao Cai

A striking view of Ta Van Valley

Tranquil and peaceful are among the few adjectives that can be used to describe Ta Van. This is a typical mountainous village in the country’s northwest.

Ta Van Village has cool weather all year round, and striking landscapes like terraced rice fields on the mountain sides and streams with crystal clear water snaking through the village, which is home to many generations of ethnic minorities.

Small houses are scattered along the streams and paths around the village.

The best time to visit Ta Van is when the streams are full of water and the rice plants turn yellow, thus creating a vivid landscape.

Villagers are friendly. They warmly welcome visitors into their homes and readily work as free tour guides.

What is special about the village is that villagers’ homes are also museums because visitors can see popular items of their community.

Just one day to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere of Ta Van, tourists can refresh themselves and find inner peace.

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