Giang Ta Chai Village
Immerse yourself and experience local Vietnamese culture by visiting the Giang Ta Chai Village — home of the Red Dao minority.
If you’re seeking to experience the beautiful Vietnamese countryside and culture, you can accomplish both with a visit to the Giang Ta Chai Village. You can interact with the Red Dao — the second biggest minority people in Sapa. The Red Dao are usually dressed in traditional costumes made of natural materials and entertain guests with their folk songs, traditional dances, and handicrafts. The local village also offers guests fascinating treks through a bamboo forest, rice fields, and even cross a suspension bridge going to the other side of the river. Aside from treks, guests can experience living in the Vietnamese countryside by opting to stay the night or signing up for a homestay tour.
The village is located in Ta Van Commune, Sapa.
Opening Days and Hours
The village is open every day, from 07:15 to 19:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Tours to the village can cost from USD 15 to USD 80 per person. Tours can include activities, meals, and even accommodations for the duration of the trip.
How to Get There
- Board a train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, then board a bus to Sapa.
- From the Sapa city centre, you can rent a taxi or motorbike or sign up for a tour going to Giang Ta Chai Village.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
The average time spent on this attraction is around 8 to 72 hours if you opt to stay the night.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the village is early in the morning so you can maximise your time enjoying the village’s activities and sights.
- Visit the terraced rice paddies
- Hike through the bamboo forest
- Try out the local cuisine
- Relax at the Red Dao Spa
The island has no restaurants onshore so you can opt to bring ample meals and snacks to last you for the duration of your stay.
- Muong Hoa Valley
- Sun World Fansipan Legend
- Fansipan Mountain
- Love Waterfall
- Ham Rong Mountain
- Tram Ton Pass
You can opt to stay in the local homestays in the village, which can also be included in your tour.