Lao Chai is a village of black H’Mong ethnic group.
Situated at a high point, visiting Lao Chai offers spectacular landscapes and special cultural experience to tourists. Offering amazing view and hospitable locals, Lao Chai Village is one neighborhood village that you don’t want to miss during your trip to Sapa.
Lao Chai Village is only 6km away from Sapa town, hidden in Muong Hoa Valley. Here is the home of both the Giay and the Black H’Mong individuals. Visitors often recognize the distinction from their outfits. While the Giay often wear relatively simple clothing with vibrant color, the H’Mong looks more outstanding with more orrnamentation and embroidery. In this village, travellers often feel welcomed from all houses of the hospitable people. The locals would love to help you learn about their culture and special customs, including some daily activities such as weaving fabric and textiles. To encourage the locals’ traditional craft, tourists are suggested to buy the products not only for their distinction and beauty but also the practically useful features, such as brocade scarves, embroidering cuíhions or ethnic instruments for souvenirs.
Lao Chai almost lies in the middle of rice and corn terraces, giving travellers the chance to trace along with narrow but magnificent path on the fields to contemplate the whole zone. The best time to visit Lao Chai is from September to next April, when the village is decorated beautifully by the most wonderful rice terrace fields. On the main road, you can also get great panorama of the whole village looming in high mountains along with peaceful river flows.
A local shool in Village
Hungry to explore a traditional Giay home, stay with Black H’Mong family and disover the quiet charm of Lao Chai village? You can book a Sapa tour through agents in Hanoi or Sapa town. Or just ride yourself to the village to enjoy your trekking trip.