Cat Cat Village is about 1 km from Sapa town. It’s located at the bottom of the Muong Hoa Valley and near the stunning Cat Cat Waterfall. This is an age-old village of H’Mong ethnic group remaining unique customs and practices that are lots in other villages. Coming here, you will have chances to enjoy the stunning beauty of sceneries and ethnic minorities ‘s cultures.
I Cat Cat village information
Visitors to Cat Cat have an opportunity to admire a lively and colorful picture. That is the image of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds. When these pieces of brocade are finished, they are dyed and embroidered with beautiful designs. A noteworthy is that H’Mong women use plants and leaves to dye these brocade fabrics. And then they roll a round and smooth section of wood covered with wax on fabrics to polish them, making their colors durable.
While wandering around the village, remember to stop for a while to ask locals about the crafts, life and houses. Traditionally, H’Mong people use wood to build their houses and roof the building with sawn timber. Traditional houses of H’Mong people in Cat Cat have three rooms with three doors and covered with po mu wood roof. In the house there are three columns that stand in round or square stones. The walls are made from sawn timber. The main door is always closed and only opens when people in the house organize important events. Altar, inlaid floor containing food, places for sleeping, kitchen and receiving guests are indispensable parts of the houses.
Tourists to Cat Cat are most attracted by its unique customs, including the custom of “pulling wife”. A man can ask his friends to lure a girl he likes to his house and keeps her there in three days. During these days, if the girl agrees to become his wife, a wedding will be held. However, the girl can happily go home after three days if she does not like him.
Travel to Sapa, further into the village are waterfalls and a stream weaving its way through boulders, hills and mountains. The pristine stream is spanned by a suspension bridge which offers a good viewing point for the waterfalls and mountains.The path from the bridge passes through bushes of bamboo and wild flowers, past brooks that murmur down to the stream creating sweet symphonic rhythms on their way.
II Cat Cat village photos
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