Coming to Sa Pa Town (Ma Tra Village), many tourists said that they didn’t want to return because of romantic nature here. The beauty of Sa Pa hidden in fog and fluffy white clouds blending with the ancient French architectures creates unique features of Sa Pa tourism. However, besides Western architectural style, this town also attracts visitors by the cultural space of ethnic minorities in small villages in separate valleys. Ma Tra Village – the village of H’mong (or Mong) people is such a typical village with the distinctive cultural identity. It seems to be a place full of mysteries arousing the curiosity of tourists, especially foreigners.

How to go to Ma Tra Village in Sapa?

Ma Tra Village – the village of Mong people, is situated 5km southeast of Sa Pa Town (on the way to Lao Cai Province). The tourist route Ma Tra Village – Ta Phin (the village of Red Dzao people) attracts a large number of travelers every year since it gives them a chance to learn about the life of residents here as well as admire natural settings.

Ma Tra Village has about 50 households with 100% of the population being Mong people. Nowadays, Ma Tra Village is forging its own cultural identity based on absorbing unique traits and removing backward customs. The village has built a performance team on the basis of assembling folk artists. This team comprises youngsters who understand history, customs and habits as well as local beauty spots of the village.

Attractions and activities in Ma Tra Village

Similarly, Ma Tra Village has also restored traditional crafts like weaving, forging production tools and silver carving. In the movement to build the new countryside, Ma Tra is one of the villages having the concrete road linking with the commune and culture house, which facilitates tourism development.

After trekking along the main road from the center of Sa Pa for about 5km long, tourists will be given an opportunity to admire the stunning panorama of the whole valley. Since a 15km motorway was built over 10 years ago, it has been much easier for visitors to come to Ma Tra village (about a half an hour). But if you are interested in adventures, you can follow a trait conducting you to walk on the high hill path around the valley instead of following the normal road. This is a wonderful way to explore the real life of peoples here and have unforgettable experiences.

Another interesting thing in Ma Tra Village is that travelers can visit Mong’s primary schools to meet little kids with lovely smiles. Besides, going sightseeing and enjoying a lot of beautiful landscapes are also something memorable. Green terraces near Ta Phin Village, rustic houses of locals, farmers working hard on vast fields, children with happy smiles…are familiar images you might come across in Ma Tra Village. They are not too special, but attractive enough to make tourists desire to stay here in a longer time.

Why should visit Ma Tra Village in Sapa?

Instead of bringing the imprints of an urban area, Ma Tra Village impresses those who have ever been here with the pristine beauty of a remote mountainous region. If you reach this village, you will easily understand why this place has become a tourist attraction of Sa Pa Town in recent years. As far as I am concerned, this is a wonderful destination for those who love experiencing new things in their life, of course, not in a bustling city but in a peaceful village. If you are ready to leave your busy city and start a fascinating journey in Lao Cai, don’t hesitate to list Ma Tra Village as one of must-see places! Do you feel excited about it? If the answer is “yes”, don’t forget to visit Ma Tra Village at least one time!

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