from a noisy and crowded Sapa, Ta Van village is fortunate
enough to still retain its original tranquility.
In recent years, with the overheating development in the
center of Sapa, many visitors who prefer tranquil space,
instead of staying in the center have moved down to the
nearby villages. Ta Van is one of the points that many
visitors find, luckily enough still keep the simplicity,
hospitality of the people and especially not yet been "tourismized"
too much. Just about 8 km from central Sapa,
Ta Van village
is another world, a peaceful scene with grass and flowers.
Unable to recognize a Sapa of today. The picture makes the
community "panic" when seeing a messy Sapa with high
buildings in construction, so many visitors decided instead
of staying in the center to move down the village to enjoy
the feeling of peace, harmony with nature.
There are no high buildings, modern hotels, Ta Van has
mostly small wooden houses, nestled behind the bamboo,
beside the small streams. The main material is wood and
ethnic traditions make the visitors feel more interesting
and closer to nature. In here most homestay have long
benches and a small table, a few pots of plants, or a green
fence surrounding the house, this is where you can sip the
hot tea, listen to birds singing, read some interesting
books or simply close your eyes to rest, to be blended into
the green, fresh air.
Runing windingly through the village is a large stream,
where you can wade in and feel the cool water flowing
through your feet, or sip a cup of coffee at a nearby
restaurant watching the sunset. Definitely one of the most
beautiful scenery on the trip. Sunlight shines through the
glass windows with a view looking down the valley, where the
rice terraces are golden bright. You can sit out at the
verandah, watching the terraced fields, the mountains hidden
behind the clouds, listening to birds singing, hear the
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Being a small village located down in the valley between
mountains, but you can rest assured that there are all
necessities for anyone who spend the night in the village.
There are also a number of local restaurants to serve
everyone's needs. In Ta Van center area, you can buy stuff
and cook yourself. There is even a supermarket where you can
shop for the most essential items. As you are hiding in a
beautiful place like this, why not cook yourself a beautiful
meal! Homestays here have kitchens and other necessities so
you can cook your own food. But you can still prepare more
food from home and do not forget to bring a bottle of wine.
A great setting for sipping a glass of wine.
In the sun, visitors will be walked by the village children
to a larger stream, passing through the bungalows hidden
behind the bushes, visitors can't help but surprised by the
scene. About 20 m at the foot of the slope is a bamboo bar,
where you can meet foreigners who are just singing and
dancing in the sunshine before the enjoyment of the ethnic
people. The atmosphere is quite fun, with both Western and
To get to Ta Van from Hanoi you can take passenger bus,
private car or overnight train to Lao Cai, then move to the
center of Sapa town, from here you can take a taxi,
motorbike or rent your own motorbike from Sapa to Ta Van. If
you like to explore yourself around, rent a motorbike to
save money and be more active, about 80,000 to 100,000 VND
per day. Taxi about 200,000 VND / way.
It is quite surprising that Ta Van village is famous for
foreign tourists. They left behind a noisy Sapa center,
crowded and dusty to come here to rest. There are no hotels,
motels but there are many beautiful homestay in Ta Van for
you to choose. Just go to one of the booking websites and
there will be plenty of places for you to choose. Prices
vary according to everyone's budget, from dorm rooms to
private rooms. The average price ranges from 400,000 VND to
900,000 VND / night, full kitchen, pot, saucepan and
utensils for self-cooking. Some famous homestay in Ta Van
include Phori house, Ta Van Homestay, Tavan Ecologic
Homestay, Tavan View Homestay...
An ideal group should consist of 2 to 6 people, too many
people is not good because this space is suitable for
relaxation, enjoyment. On the way from Sapa to Ta Van, there
is a control station to collect a fee of 70,000 VND per
person for entry. And please be responsible for the
environment of Ta Van village if you stay here.