You won’t be able to really discover the true beauty hidden behind the fog, the dirt alleys, the hard slopes,… of the Northwest Vietnam if just making Sapa tours but forget to drop by a fancy neighbor of it, Ha Giang.
To someone who used to watch the movie “Pao’s story”, Ha Giang maybe no more a strange name, because after the big international success that it got, this movie has brought the unique natural scenery of Ha Giang closer to the tourists all over the world. Therefore, in any tour to the adventurous Northwest Vietnam, Ha Giang is a destination can’t be missed, and the house in “Pao’s story” is one of the elements make the attractiveness for this land.
Ha Giang with Dong Van karst plateau geopark
The name “Sung La” is no more a strange name to tourists from everywhere when coming to Ha Giang, it’s like a small flower field right among a vast highland, Sung La is fascinated by the rustic beauty, peaceful characteristic of a charming highland, in which highlight is a small village called Lung Cam.
This village is located inside a poetic valley, surrounded by karst mountains, from a distance, the whole village looks like a little flower blossoming beautifully in the vast nature. Lung Cam tourist village is currently the residence of more than 60 households, mainly Lo Lo, Mong and Han people.
Lung Cam village with beautiful scenery
If you’re afraid of the hard roads that you have to go through when coming to the village, then don’t be so worried anymore! Because the roads in the village now have become the flat roads with are very easy for tourists to go, but that can’t make Lung Cam loose its wild, natural beauty. At the entrance of the village, you will have chance to cross the romantic corn fields, the rose beds that are still wet by night fog. You will see on the roads of the village, mothers bring goods on their back to the market, kids with dirty but very lovely face running and playing around innocently. But perhaps the most impressive things for tourists when coming to Lung Cam is traditional dirt houses here with rustic colors, old but still have their very own beauty. These ancient houses here have the beauty challenging the time and harsh weather, and that’s why the ancient houses in Lung Cam become the source of inspiration of not only photographers but also directors.
Since being selected as the context for movie “Pao’s story”, the house of 4 generations of a Mong family has become very famous, that attracts a large amount of tourists to Lung Cam village each year.
Pao’s house in Ha Giang
Right among the vast highland, the house like a Mong village in small size with many generations living together, with the long lasting traditions,… Paths to the house cross a buckwheat field with both sides colored in pink of buckwheat flowers. Therefore, it will be best to come here in the buckwheat season, when all the paths covered with the romantic pink of buckwheat flowers and wild little flowers. The warm colors of the dirt walls of ancient houses, of flowers, of the roofs,… makes the scenery of this place seem to be opposite to the cold colors of the Winter always hold on the top of the mountains and highlands here.
For many years, in every spring, “Pao’s house” is always attractive to visitors, because of the white plum, pink color of the flower fields makes the house more attractive. And for the peace of Lung Cam, when coming here, tourists won’t help but take a lot of beautiful pictures.