Ta Phin Village
Ta Phin Village
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Meryn M
Hanoi, Vietnam12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Went to the village with a tour organised through the SaPa Tourist Information Centre, in SaPa. We were fortunate enough to have Ju as our tour guide. She took us around SaPa market first, at our request. It was great to understand more about the foods and items for sale.
We then were driven to Ta Phin village, as it was a foggy day the surrounding views were limited. We walked through the village, and were accompanied by some very charming local women, selling wares. We stopped for one of their marvellous herbal baths, had a lovely lunch, and then walked up to the cave.
The time spent with Ju was very special, to get a young village women’s perspective on different aspects of life gave us a richer experience and appreciation of Vietnam. Highly recommend a tour with these wonderful guides.
Written 11 March 2024
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Hana Pham
Asia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
A must-visit when you're in Sapa. Best to book a local tour guide to show you around and the really local parts of the village (because some parts are quite touristy and many people from richer provinces have come here to open businesses). I went in July and the rice terraces look so so so beautiful!!!
Written 16 August 2023
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Jaroslav Nečas
Brno, Czech Republic1,448 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Rough mountain village. It's worth to rent a bike or motorbike in Sapa and go to visit the village. There is old forgotten burned catholic church surrounded by annoying locals trying to sell you some stuff.
Written 18 April 2023
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Mike M
Prince Albert, Canada29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Love this community such nice people no hurry no worries just chilling working hard and living life.

Easy to get around and they have a very rich culture
Written 24 November 2022
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Monica Wehinger
Sydney, Australia265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
2 days, one night in the home of a tribal red Dao family... unforgettable and really stunning scenes.
Written 28 September 2022
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JSTrip_77
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
We're not your average tourists so we rode our mountain bikes from Sapa to Ta Phin village. While it's only 15 km each way, there is an elevation gain/loss of 650+ meters/2,100 feet. We got quite muddy but we didn't care. (Oh, and it was about 6 C!) At the beginning of the village, you will have to pay a small entry fee. It's nominal and seems to go to the community itself. Just to your right, you'll see the ruins of an old French monastery. While it is a bit annoying that you'll likely be swarmed by older women and young girls trying to sell you stuff, it's totally worth seeing the ruins. They are so out of place!! Then, when you leave the monastery, you'll continue down to the village. At the far end of the village is the cave. We paid the VND 20,000 for the lights to be turned on and then went in with the two ladies who'd been kind of half-trying to sell us stuff and half being our "friends." Once in the cave, three young boys took over and led us deep into the cave (and provided us each with a headlamp.) This is not a well-developed site for visitors so if you're not fit and OK with tight spaces, this will NOT be for you. But, the kids led us into some beautiful caverns that we know many don't visit - because we saw them turning around! We gave the kids some money though they did not ask.

After the cave, we went to the community Red Dao (Dzao) herbal baths. It was very clean and well-managed. The baths were awesome, especially on a cold and gray day. After the baths, we ate lunch at the beautiful and delicious community restaurant. We were the only guests there on that day. I get the feeling that tour groups go back to Sapa to eat...They miss out.
Written 4 January 2021
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Beth A
South Milwaukee, WI47 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
As we started out we were accompanied by a group of women and children who trying to sell us some of their wares. They finally let us along after about an hour of being with us. the rest of the walk was pleasant but very long. Over two hours and the smell finally got to me so I was happy to reach the end.
Written 6 March 2020
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UV1951
Karmiel, Israel864 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
we enjoy stay there for 2 hours, walking around, visiting the village and some home-stay places. hospitality nice, people smile.
Written 6 March 2020
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feyms
Ironia, NJ380 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Raven greeted us a the entrance to the Ta Phin village in full Red Dao dress, which took her about a year to make. She escorted us through the village, gave us a brief history lesson about her culture, and answered all our questions. We saw rice being dehusked by machine, but most of the village and villagers were local farmers living a spartan life.
Written 4 March 2020
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Ema
New Plymouth, New Zealand3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Its very nice and local village.Trekking arround village is very unforgetable experience which you cant find much in Viet Nam
Written 8 January 2020
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