Visiting Cat Cat, tourists will be impressed by the peacefully picturesque sceneries, interesting activities and Sapa Trekking Tour to Cat Cat Village is the most particular activity which is chosen by most of people. Besides, Cat Cat village is an ancient village of the Mong ethnic minority, is one of traditional brocade village in Sapa Vietnam. Not only maintain Mong culture, but also develop greatly to become famous destination. Belonging beautiful landscape,Every years, Cat Cat attracts tourists from over the world for its distinctive customs, local people and trade village. Cat Cat embroidery has been for hundreds of years. Today they always grow indigo, flax and pay attention to make the good ingredients in detail. Thao Thi May who lives in Cat Cat village says: “when I was child, my parents teach me how to embroider, I have to make clothes for myself. Today we embroider to make small bag, wallet, souvenirs for tourists.”
Cat Cat trade village is not only famous for embroidery, but also well-know silver carving craft, jewelry crafting, forging farm tools to cultivate in terraced fields. In addition, Cat Cat Village display many leaf painting, which is made by dried leaf and they are arranged careful to finish landscape painting, Mong girl painting by skilful artist. Furthermore, in Cat Cat village, the area of traditional trade village is maintained such as architecture which shaped by pine wood, rice motor by hydraulic.
Many crafts in Ban Pho trade village. Mong people in Ban Pho village is good at forging farm tools, manipulating silver jewelry, weaving and embroidering brocade. Visitor to Ban Pho village can see the image of young women sitting to weave with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flower and many different shapes. If beautiful brocade is made by women, farm tools is forged by man. Not only farm tools, but jewelry is also made by meticulous man such as necklace, earrings…which Mong man in Ban Pho village is maybe more skilful than women.
The third craft village is Ta Phin trade village. Ta Phin is a village of Red’s Dao people possessing a rich culture. Many type of traditional crafts in this village including embroidering and weaving brocade, drumming craft, making leaves bath… Tourists to Ta Phin village are most attracted by it’s custom and fresh air and even many tourism products. The most amazing services is bath with herbal leaves in spring water, it’s really good for heath and spirit. Coming to Ta Phin, you will immediately catch sight of groups of Red’s Dao women gathering together, keeping inside their hand colorful reels of thread and cloths. You can directly attend to make one of many steps in weaving brocade such as indigo dye, decorating. On the other hand, in Ta Phin village, you can easy to find the hand-made drum by Red’s Dao craftsman, even see all of steps which Red’s Dao man finish a drum, taught how to make by local man.
In general, Ta Phin, Cat Cat, Ban Pho are three of many craft villages in Lao Cai province. Tourists can find the distinctively hand-made brocades made by ethnic people. All of products are eye-catching with numerous bright color and patterns, ranging from bag, scarf, purse, skirt and even backpack and coat. These craft villages are also main supply of brocade for shops in Hanoi and Saigon city. However, many different craft village are in danger of being lost. So Lao Cai province has proposed many different way to maintain and protect unique custom, local craft villages and innovate tourism quality very much. On the other hand, If you want to have more new things, you can refer the tour package named Vietnam Itinerary 7 days. You can have a chance to experience in most famous destination. Let’s started, sure that you will not be disappointed.
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