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Cat Cat Village

Cat Cat village

Situated at the bottom of the Muong Hoa Valley and near the stunning Cat Cat Waterfall, about 1 km from Sapa town, Cat Cat Village is an age-old village of H’Mong ethnic minority remaining exclusive customs and practices that are a great deal in other villages. Travel Indochina

Cat Cat village

Cat Cat village

Just by a walk through Sapa Market down the valley can you pay a visit to this beautiful village. Once walking out of the crowd, you will be surprised by the beauty of the nature with mountains over 3000 meters in hight and the evergreen rice terraces dropping nearly 1000 meters below. Watching the sun shining across the H’Mong houses scattered in the valley will be one of your unforgettable experiences.

Visiting Cat Cat village, tourists will have an opportunity to admire a lively and colorful picture of peaceful daily life, the image of young girls sitting by looms with colorful pieces of silk decorated with designs inspiring from flowers and birds. When these silk ribbons are finished, they are dyed and diapered with spectacular designs. These brocade fabrics are dyed by H’Mong women by using plants and leaves and then a round is rolled and smooth section of wood covered with wax on fabrics to burnish them, making their colors everlasting. North Vietnam travel tours

Rice terraces

Rice terraces

The custom of “pulling wife” is one of the most unique customs of Cat Cat village attracting all tourists on their trips here. A man can request his friends to entice a girl he likes to his house and keeps her staying there in three days. During the three days, if the girl is pleased to become his wife, there will be a wedding held. However, the girl can certainly happily go home after these days if she does not love this gay.

Discovering a great deal of unique features of H’Mong people is definitely an interesting activity on your trip to Cat Cat. Traditional houses of H’Mong people in Cat Cat whose walls are made from sawn timber contain three rooms with three doors and covered with po mu wood roof.

Peaceful daily life

Peaceful daily life

Visiting Cat Cat Village, you will have both a chance to have a glimpse into the peaceful daily life of local ethnic people and a good opportunity to purchase some traditional souvenirs and handicrafts directly from the craftsmen, as well as join in many exciting traditional activities such as weaving fabric.

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