Ta Van Village
Ta Van Village
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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sher88
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia632 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We drove to the village instead of trekking due to the weather. AVOID AT ALL COST. The locals will be super nice and friendly to you the whole time. They are masters of sales! They chit chat with you and you feel very welcomed. Then as you're about to leave, they'll hard sell you whatever they are selling! They'll follow you all the way to the bridge which I think is the end of the village! AND if you don't buy anything (which we didn't) they'll talk bad about you right in front of your face.
Written 20 October 2020
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Zee
Singapore, Singapore723 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We had a local guide to bring us around for a soft trekking experience.

It's better to just walk and experience local live their daily life. Seeing lively school kids hanging around at the convenience shop shows kids are the same everywhere.

This village seems more well to do than the Lao Cai village. by looking at the condition and style of the house, there's a difference that you cant missed for sure.

Had our home cooked lunch in one of the house here. The food was delish and suited us pretty well.
Written 29 December 2023
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Denislee
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Very good Village for doing trekking. The view is very beautiful and the local people are very friendly. We can visit this village in hop die but it is not for everyone especially the people who are not good health and not good legs. Traveling with the guy is Wonderful. a guide we are help you a lot on treeking
Written 15 November 2022
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campfamily50
Irvine, CA643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This village and surrounding area are beautiful and the scenery is so nice. The ride there, the views from the road, the rustic town, and other nearby areas of interest like the Bamboo Forest are worth a visit. We really enjoyed our day exploring this area.
Written 21 June 2023
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Craig B
St Austell, UK154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Great friendly village with lots of free range animals and lovely stunning scenery. Great to see how the locals live. A real experience.
Written 17 March 2019
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Sim Siew Li
Malaysia94 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Ta Van Village is quite a big village and it is one of the most popular villages for tourists as most of the tour agents will arrange the tourists to visit this village and no entrance fees charged.

They provide homestay in this village. I think it would be interesting to stay in this village and get to see their daily life. I didn't try it. I stayed in a hotel in Sapa town.

The tour guide that brought us to this village for lunch after a long 10km trekking and hiking through the hilly paddy fields which is slippery and a bit muddy to dirty our shoes,lunch is nice with rice, chicken fried with cucumbers, omelette, tofu (fried bean curd) and fried spring rolls, overall the food is nice but the omelette is salty for me. As the restaurant provided chopsticks and spoon, a guy from Dubai in our group determined to learn to eat with chopsticks after he saw the British can eat with chopsticks. The British taught him how to use the chopsticks. My friend urged me to teach the Dubai guy but I think the British taught him well. I didn't want to interrupt his teaching. I merely showed him how to move the chopsticks with fingers and clip the food. He picked it up well and finished the whole meal with chopsticks. Bravo to him 👏👏👏

The tour guide showed us the indigo plant which they used to dye their traditional garments with rich blues hues which extracted from the plant’s leaves, fermented to produce blue powder which is insoluble in water. She showed us how do they use Hemp to produce the clothing and so their clothing produced by Hemp can last long.

Our tour guide is a Black Hmong young lady and speaks very good English. She learned her English from tourists. Black Hmong are the largest ethnic group in Sapa and Lao Cai. She shared with an interesting culture but not in favour of the Black Hmong women, in which if a guy likes a girl and determines to marry her, the guy will find an opportunity to kidnap the girl and keep the girl in his house with his parents for a few days, and the guy's parents will then take the girl to her parents and ask the girl's parents to marry the girl to their son. If the girl's parents reject this proposal, the girl's reputation will be tarnished and it is quite hard for the girl to get married in future as the other guys may not want to accept her due to this 'kidnapping' happened to her before.

The tour guide shared with us that when she was at the age of 15,she was almost kidnapped by a guy when the guy called her out from her house a few times with various excuses, she was determined not to go out from her house alone. Finally she was safe from kidnapping after the guy married to another girl 2 years later.

Overall it is worth to visit this village and it is interesting to learn their culture and Black Hmong is a minority ethnic group in Vietnam.
Written 21 October 2019
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Isabelle T
Mouans-Sartoux, France63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The village has a few uninteresting houses. You ll be followed by young girls who will want you to buy their products. The only thing to do is hike around the village, that's it!
Written 14 February 2020
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Shimnik
Delft, The Netherlands7,109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
There are two ways to visit Ta Van village: 1) with a tour, 2) by yourself. I have chosen the second option. You can always find local people around Sapa, who will bring you to Lao Chai and further to Ta Van for 150-250.000 dong and you won't pay a fee entrance to each village. It is a long walk, so be prepared. Do not forget your comfortable sportive shoes. Ta Van village is more about souveniers. So I did not like the village itself but the landscape around is very picturesque.
Written 14 April 2019
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Chin711
109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
If you have a day's time then you can hike to Ta Van and stay with a local. The trek will take you through Cat Cat and Lao Cai and is about 12-15 km from SaPa centre.
I took a cab with a local because I was short on time. However, it is definitely a place you should visit. It's a quaint little place and much more beautiful than Cat Cat since you get more of a village feel here and the greenery is attractive.
I went with Gian Lan Giang tours and Lan was an informative, kind person to travel with. Her house is located at the top and you get a brilliant view from the top.
Written 25 January 2019
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aled d
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Went on a 2 day 1 night trek from Sapa to Ta Van village. We started at 9am in the morning at our hotel, walked through a few villages and rice fields, staying overnight at the lovely Tavan Homestay. 2nd day we trekked through a bamboo forest, up a mountain and to a waterfall, stopping off at a village for lunch and were driven back to Sapa. Our tour guide Giang Cha was amazing and from the local village. She was very friendly, funny, informative about the local area and super accommodating. As it was very cloudy, didn’t get to appreciate the scenery completely but still a great adventure! If you want to book directly with Giang Cha (and skip the tour agency taking a cut of the fee) you can reach her on Instagram at giangcha65, or WhatsApp her on + 84 91 482 15 46
Written 5 December 2023
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