What to do in Sapa (Part 3)


Visit Vong Canh – A beautiful coffee shops in Cat Cat village

Located in Cat Cat village, Sapa town, Vong Canh is like the soul of Cat Cat village and a tourist destination of Sapa that should not be overlooked.

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Located 2km from Sapa town and on the way down to Cat Cat village is Vong Canh street. Situated on a separate hill between Sapa town and Cat Cat village. Behind the coffee shop, it is Sapa town, the Cat Cat village and the front of Hoang Lien Son mountain range … this is the most beautiful Sapa scenery.

Coming to Cat Cat, visitors will be immersed in the cultural space of this place. And when upstairs you can see the whole panorama of Cat Cat and the beautiful sapa.

Vong Canh via Panoramio

An interesting experience when up the Vong Canh floor is to order a sip of coffee and admire the Sapa blurred in the mist. The most likely is the feeling of watching the sunset Sapa from Vong Cau stairs or taking beautiful photos of Sapa. With the soul of love poems, Vong Canh is a place to bring more poetic inspiration by the simple beauty of the poetic landscape of Sapa when viewed from above. For tourists Sapa, Vong Canh is a place where you can relax, come here all the sorrows of everyday life seems to be disappeared.

In addition to experience the scenery from the Vong Canh, you are also immersed in the life of the people here. The most attractive thing is learning the customs and habits of the Mongolian “dragging his wife”, ritual offerings “terrestrial” territory, festive “bucket”. H’mong people in Cat Cat village have a lot of dishes with rich and unique processing: wine, grilled meat, smoked meat, …The architecture of the Mong people in Cat Cat village has many features such as: three houses with wooden frond floor, indoor house with worshiping space, food storage area, sleeping place, kitchen and reception place …

Coming to Cat Cat you also have the opportunity to admire the Hmong women spinning, weaving brocade. Through this weaving H’Mong people have created many colorful brocade products with patterns simulating animals, plants, flowers …

Sapa chestnut via Sapa Jade Hill Resort

Try Sapa forest chestnut

Sapa chestnut is different from other kinds of chestnuts, such as Chinese chestnut, Cao Bang chestnut, Quang Uyen chestnut … by its characteristic and quality. This chestnut is bigger  than simple chestnus, slightly distorted shape, dark brown shell, very shiny. It is thin silk shell, easy to peel, its kernel is yellow, sweet, smell, aroma.

There are many ways to process chestnuts. The chestnut shell is very hard, so it needs to be cooked thoroughly and then roasted until the hazelnut gets rich. Then can enjoy the results. It is possible to grind chestnuts to make bread instead of green pea powder, which is very delicious but strange mouth.

These Sapa chestnut are sold in Sapa markets, Lao Cai city. They are extremely interesting snacks when it’s cold or in the evening. Hold in hand a handful of hot roasted chestnut, inhaling the scent of aromatic greasy greed at a cold night to feel the wildlife. Taste these chestnuts once, you’ll remember and want to buy as gifts.

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