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Ban Pho Village Sapa

Today, Ban Pho is also listed in Sapa tours, you can combine with your visit to other popular villages in Sapa such as Cat Cat, Ta Phin…

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Ban Pho is a mountainous commune in Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province. It takes you about 2 hours from Lao Cai station. From Bac Ha Town, visitors have to pass across the winding road with height about 4 km. Besides the road is Hoang Lien Son mountains range, under is the green of rice and corn valley… Go further pass Tam Hoa plum forest then visitors will come to Ban Pho village. This is village of Flower H’Mong people. H’Mong people had settled down in this village a very long time ago and built their houses on stilts with Pomu wood. Ban Pho still retains primary of highland villages. From a distance, the village looks like a lively picture. Despite the lack in material possessions, locals make up for in their extreme hospitality. You can ask them for free accomodations and they always treat you like their relatives. Ban Pho is very famous for its specialty “corn wine”. Bac Ha has many wine villages but the most good and famous one is Ban Pho wine. It is no coincidence that in Ban Pho, corn planted area up to 300 ha, while only 82 ha of paddy land. Especially, when coming to Ban Pho village, visitors can go into the kitchen when they are making wine. In the roof of kitchen, you will see many strings of meat such as cows, pig, goats.. This is a special barbecue with wine, it tastes of special flavor which you can not eat or drink in any other places. In addition, when they have just finished in making wine, they will offer you to enjoy that wine and eating the barbecue food. In your trip to Bac Ha, you can visit Ban Pho Village, Bac Ha Market and the palace of Hoang A Tuong (King of H’Mong people).

Ban Pho Village Map

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