Located not far from Ta Phin village and just a few kilometres from town, Trung Chai Village is the home to Red Dzao ethnic people as well as H’mong people, both are famous for their costumes, traditions as well as their own ways of life which has been the inspirations for countless stunning pictures of Sapa.
Location and population
Located not far from Ta Phin village, Trung Chai Village is the home to Red Dzao ethnic people as well as H’mong people, both are famous for their costumes, traditions as well as their own ways of life which has been the inspiration for countless stunning photos of Sapa.
What to see
The mountain slopes of Trung Chai Village would turn into a bright, strong yellow on the harvest season. On rainy season, each terrace, drenched in water, will sparkle like huge mirrors in the sun. Visitors might not be aware that most of Sapa’s famous rice terraces was cleared by Hmong and Dao people. The terraces of Dao or Giay people can be seen in the fertile Muong Hoa Valley. But the steep slopes along the road to Trung Chai Commune is mainly worked on by H’mong people, who never shy of any height.
Immigrated from China approximately 300 years ago, Black H’mong women are famous for making cloth from hemp and dying it a deep indigo blue. They wear long blouses decorated with batik flowers over short trousers, and wrap long scarves around their legs. They wrap their long hair around their head and wear a blue turban. Meanwhile, Red Dao’s clothes are colorfully embroidered with designs that appear on both sides of the material. Both men and women have similar hairstyles – long on top, with the rest smoothly shaved. Red Dao women are hard to be mistaken with other ethnics since they wear a distinctive red triangular shaped turban decorated with silver coins and red tassels.
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