Cat Cat Village, Sapa, Vietnam 🇻🇳
In the end of my Vietnam journey I visited Sapa city in northern Vietnam. I spent there 2 beautiful days, trekking, filming landscapes and local tribes.
This is the video about my day one in Cat Cat village:
Did you know Why is it called Cat Cat Village?
In the early twentieth century, the French have discovered and made this land become a resort for officials. And the beautiful waterfall at the entrance, which is pronounced “Catscat“ in French, became the name of the village afterward (Vietnamese call it Cat Cat). 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.
Cat Cat Village lies about three kilometers from Sapa town. At a normal pace trekking, it takes you only 30 minutes on the trail.
This village was formed in the 19th century, after various ethnic H’Mong and Dzao families came together from other mountainous areas in northern Vietnam. They started cultivating rice and corn in the region, as well as weaving fabric and creating handicrafts to get by.
Nowadays this quiet Vietnamese town is home to different ethnic tribal groups. There are five main ethnic groups in Sapa: the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay and Xa Pho.
Cat Cat village is famous for its distinctive customs and practices that have remained in the area, despite international influence.
Traveling in Cat Cat village, you will be delighted witnessing the daily activities of the locals while they are weaving, carving, making farm tools and crafts. They are famous for the indigo dyeing technique and very good at manipulating sophisticated gold and silver jewelry as well.
Honestly I was mesmerized by the beauty of the landscapes! And it was also very interesting to learn about culture and traditions of different tribes.
Have you ever been to Sapa?
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