Our Tour Guide here was Sinh. He was an energetic man from the H’Mong tribe. We like him a lot as he makes the Walk around Cat Cat Village enjoyable, comfortable and not rushing. The following day, he took us to the Fansipan Cable Car station. Although the Cable car service was delayed in operation for 2 hours due to bad weather, the guide was patient enough to coordinate with the hotel to make sure we still manage to visit Fansipan (highest point of IndoChina) a reality. Overall, tour was excellent, transfer is very good and we had lots of photo opportunities.
Haziq Jamaludin – India
This is the largest group of ethnic minorities in region. Originating from China, they started to arrive about 300 years ago. They are famous for making hemp fabiric and decorating it with indigo batiks. They wear long black jackets and wrap their legs with black scarves tied with bright ribbons. They wrap a black band around their heads. You buy their crafts in Ta Van and Cat Cat village.
Read interesting things about this ethnic minority in: Black H’mong minority of Sapa
Cat Cat village
Cat Cat village is named after its splendid waterfall located right at the entrance. This waterfall is originated from the Fansipan mountain, through the forest, delivering water directly to the rice paddy terrace fields, becoming the water source of the village. The stream then joining the Red River to flow down south.
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Fansipan- the highest point of IndoChina
Fansipan Mountain Sapa is located 9km south-west of Sapa Townlet in the Hoang Lien Mountain Range.
Characteristics: Fansipan is branded “the Roof of Indochina” at the height of 3,143m. Fansipan is to be approved as one of the very few eco-tourist spots of Vietnam, with about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species.
See more: Fansipan Mountain Sapa
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