Nam Toong also Village attracts visitors by various beauties of nature and tranquil atmosphere. However, it is also a great place to visit if you want to explore a traditional culture and everyday life of Red Dao ethnic group because most of the inhabitant here are Red Dao people.
Colorful traditional cultures
If Hmong people often choose to live in the mountains, however, the Red Dao people usually live in the valley for planting corn, rice, and cardamom easily. Visitors can identify Red Dao people through their clothes. They wear a red hat, dark blue shirt adorned by the pattern of red and white flowers. Many people consider Red Dao clothes are the most beautiful in local markets in Sapa. Besides, they have their own script based on the ancient Chinese text called “Nom”. But nowadays, only elders use this language.
Like other ethnic groups in Sapa, Red Dao gains their living based on agriculture and producing handmade gifts for tourists.
Visitors have a chance to take photos of a terraced field, the simple silt houses lying on the valley in a peaceful atmosphere. However, the life of ethnic people is not always silently like that. Participate in some local markets in Sapa, you enjoy deeply the bustling atmosphere here with various colorful gifts, the noise of people talking, singing and bargaining, and different goods.
Each year, Red Dao people have some special festival like Lunar New year; Tet Nhay festival in January; Singing festival held on 10th January. Enjoy those occasions, it seems that you are a part of ethnic people, dancing and singing together happily.
There are still many interesting things waiting for you in Sapa. Let’s plan a wonderful trip and experience Sapa Tours with us.