Explore Ta Phin Sapa village – the ideal place to stop for a brilliant summer
Ta Phin – a rustic and peaceful village in the Northwest. This article will explain why this place is considered an ideal destination for a brilliant summer.
Lao Cai is always the name chosen by the traveller as the first destination in every golden season because of the wonderful picture created from the magnificent terraced fields.
Ta Phin, a simple small village located in Ta Phin district of Lao Cai province. This place will be a great destination in the summer if you are looking for a private place to escape the city dust and escape the noisy sounds of the city.
- 1. Ta Phin – a wild village in the mountains of the Northwest
- 2. The beautiful places of Ta Phin village
- 3. Must-try experiences in Ta Phin village
- 4. Notes when visiting Ta Phin village
1. Ta Phin – a wild village in the mountains of the Northwest
1.1 Where is Ta Phin village?
Ta Phin village is a remote village, belonging to Ta Phin commune and located about 13km from the center of Sapa town to the northeast.
This place has a peaceful and unspoiled beauty like a village girl of the highlands, making any one who comes to it will feel not willing to say goodbye.
1.2 Best time go to Ta Phin?
The best time to visit Ta Phin is from late August to mid-September. This is when the terraced fields take on a golden color and enter the golden season.
In addition, you can also go to Ta Phin in April to see the pouring water season or in October – December to hunt the beautiful floating clouds.
1.3 How to move to Ta Phin?
To move here, you can rent a motorbike or use motorbike taxi right in the center of Sapa and start the journey of more than 13km to discover this untouched village.
Unlike the roads leading to famous places such as Cat Cat, Ta Van or Y Linh Ho villages, the road to Ta Phin is a difficult and challenging road even for skilled drivers.
You will have to go through a lot of rocky steep slopes, pass narrow roads that can only fit for one bike, the others going in the opposite direction must be close to the cliffs. So be careful as much as you can if you want to conquer this dangerous road.
1.4 Staying in Ta Phin
Ta Phin only has a rustic homestay service and a few resorts close to nature for believers of healing tourism. Here are the 3 most popular Ta Phin homestays:
Ta Phin Lodge
Address: Suoi Thau Village – Ta Phin Commune, Sa Pa, Lao Cai.
Reference price: Only from 300,000 VND/night.
Ta Phin Homestay
Address: Ta Phin, Sa Pa, Lao Cai.
Reference price: Only from 350,000 VND/night.
May Kim Ta Phin Homestay
Address: Ta Phin, Sa Pa, Lao Cai.
Reference price: 350,000 VND/night.
2. The beautiful places of Ta Phin village
2.1 Ta Phin ancient monastery
This place is an abandoned monastery for more than half a century, but it attracts a lot of tourists because of its mossy ancient beauty and unique semi-classical architecture.
This work was built of laterite, so even though it has not been restored for a long time, the walls here are still solid despite being covered with a thick layer of dust from time.
2.2 Ta Phin Cave
Located at the foot of the mountain and more than 3km from the center of the village, Ta Phin cave was formed over thousands of years of condensation, creating stalactites of various shapes and sizes.
This place is said to be the first place where the Dao ancestors chose to live. Therefore, in addition to being an interesting place to visit, Ta Phin cave also holds an extremely important meaning for the Dao ethnic people here.
2.3 Ta Phin terraced fields
Terraced fields are not only an agricultural cultivation method of the northern mountainous provinces but also a landscape that “fascinates” many tourists from far away.
Standing from above and looking at the landscape painting created by resilient hands, you will forget all your troubles when fully immersed in this peaceful land.
3. Must-try experiences in Ta Phin village
3.1 Walking to discover Ta Phin village
Take some time in the afternoon to explore Ta Phin and get acquainted with the people here. Don’t forget to take a deep breath to feel the aroma of rice and get close to the treetops and bushes along the road. This is an effective emotional healing therapy.
3.2 Bathing in medicinal leaves of the Red Dao people in Ta Phin
Life is associated with mountains and forests and countless rare herbs, the Dao people in Ta Phin always know how to take advantage of the precious things that Mother Nature has bestowed.
Coming to this place, you will have the opportunity to experience soaking in the “miracle” herbal water, both mentally relaxing and good for health.
3.3 Having lunch and enjoy the panoramic view of the rice terraces
There is nothing better than having a delicious meal amidst the majestic natural scenery. Order a lunch at Ta Phin to enjoy both Northwest cuisine and be satisfied with the “priceless” valley view.
4. Notes when visiting Ta Phin village
- Avoid using regional or offensive terms when talking to local people.
- Do not give money or candy to children anywhere.
- Prepare your personal belongings fully because you will not be able to find restaurants and conveniences here as easily as outside of town.