Cat Cat Village

Location: San Sa Ho Commune, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province, 2km from Sa Pa Townlet.
Characteristics: This is an age-old village of Mong ethnic people. This place remains unique customs and practices of local inhabitants.

Traditional Crafts

Visitors to Cat Cat have an opportunity to admire a lively and colourful picture. That is the image of young women sitting by looms with colourful 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 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 colours durable. In addition to the brocade weaving craft, many residents in Cat Cat are good at manipulating gold and silver jewelry. Their products are fairly sophisticated, especially jewelry for women.

 

 

Unique Custom of “Pulling Wife”

Visitors 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.

 

Traditional Houses of Mong People

Traditional houses of Mong people in Cat Cat have three rooms with three doors and covered with pomu 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.

 

ALBUM
NEARBY DESTINATIONS
WHERE TO STAY
ATI - Sa Pa Rose Valley Resort

Add: Village No.1, Muong Hoa Road, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 056/ 3872 237

Muong Thanh Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 44 Ngu Chi Son St., Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3887 755/ 3887 766

Bamboo Sa Pa Hotel & Tour

Add: Cau May St, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 075/ 3871 214

Auberge Dang Trung Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 243

Buu Dien Sa Pa Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 244

Cau May Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 293

Fansipan Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 398

Phuong Nam Guesthouse

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 286

VPS Hotel

Add: Thac Bac, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 389

Cat Cat Hotel

Add: 46 Fansipan St, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 946

Sa Pa View Hotel

Add: No.41, Muong Hoa Road , Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3872 388

Forestry Guesthouse

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 8712 30

Hoa Hong Guesthouse

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 263

Ninh Hong Guesthouse

Add: 54A Cau May St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 334

Orchid Guesthouse

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 475

Victoria Sa Pa Resort

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 522

Amazing Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 7A Dong Loi Street, Sa Pa Town

Tel: (84-214) 3886 588

Sunny Mountain Hotel

Add: 10 Muong Hoa St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3787 999

Bamboo Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 18 Muong Hoa St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 075/ 3871 076

Chau Long Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 24 Dong Loi St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 245

WHERE TO EAT
Bich Nhi Restaurant

Add: Sa Pa Dist.

A Quynh Restaurant

Add: 15 Thach Son St., Sa Pa Townlet, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 555

Hoa Sua Restaurant

Add: Group 10 Thac Bac St., Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 766