The Village Of Ban Ho (Ban Ho)
The village of Ban Ho (Ban Ho) – is an ethnic village ethnic tai (Tay). It is the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viets (Viet), mainly inhabits the North of the country. Unlike other ethnic groups, Hmong and Dzao, inhabiting the villages in the vicinity of Sapa, Thais do not wear bright clothes with embroidery, and stick to the bright but solid colours.
Ban Ho – Sapa is the farthest from the village in the valley of Minh Hoa, which is visited during Hiking trekking. Unlike the surrounding villages of Tavan and Laocai here is much quieter, fewer tourists, and sometimes not at all.
Usually stop here for the night after the second day of the journey the standard trekking tour for three days, but in the village you can come and independently in a rented transport. The village is small, and all the typical villages of ethnic Thai has no more than a couple of dozen houses. There are several accommodation options in the form of homstead, a couple of cafes, a shop, and even a Billiards club. Also in the village are two points of interest: hot spring and source of life (Spring of Life). Around very beautiful scenery and mountain views. From here you can walk to visit more distant village of Nam Toong and Seo Trung Ho.
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💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free but need to pay for the entrance to the valley of Minh Hoa 80,000 Dong (215.08 RUB, see all about the money of Vietnam and the exchange rate). Usually this amount is already included in the price of the trekking tour.
🚶 How to get there: the village of Ban Ho is located about 24 kilometers from Sapa (Ban Kho on the map). To reach it by main road TL152 through the valley, but tourists usually arrive here on foot from the village of tavannes (Ta Van). The village is divided into two parts by the river, and housing options are on the other side of the river. But to get there by car is impossible, because the previous bridge was destroyed, but you can easily drive a motorbike through a metal pedestrian bridge.