The Village Of Cat Cat (Cat Cat Village)

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The village of cat Cat (Cat Cat Village) is the closest to Sapa traditional village of ethnic Hmong (H'mong). Although it is more of a tourist attraction with a paid entrance, in fact it is a very interesting and informative to make easy trekking trip. And if you don't plan to make a trip with guides or tour with an overnight stay in one of the villages near Sapa, the village of cat Cat is a must to visit.

Cat cat is a tourist complex, including vacations. Along the way you will see fascinating landscapes, residents of the local tribes and their way of life. At the entrance after paying the ticket you will be given a notional map of the village, which marked the most interesting places, and this is at least the waterfall of cat Cat (aka Tien Sa), a lake, a sculpture in the form of a huge Cup, a suspension bridge, a traditional Hmong house, garden, water mills. A walk through the village passes along the paths marked on the map, but really you can go anywhere and everywhere, but it is not necessary to go on private property in the homes of local residents without their permission. Near the waterfall there is a cultural centre where several times a day, is a traditional dance-music show, a visit to which is included in the ticket price.

Вид на деревню Кат Кат в Сапе (Вьетнам) The Village Of Cat Cat

The beginning of the walk takes you past the shopping stalls, where you can buy traditional Souvenirs made by local villagers. Prices for Souvenirs are reasonable, not higher than in the markets in the centre of Sapa, but carefully check, do not offer you a fake made in factories in China. Before entering on the road to the village there are several street shops, where at very good prices you can buy clothes and shoes for trekking, made in Vietnam.

In order to visit the village, do not necessarily need to hire a guide or buy a tour, to see her easily by yourself. Only do not be fooled that this is an easy route for half an hour. Actually, you first have to get to the entrance to the village, what can be done on foot or by taxi, and then follow the route through the village about 3 kilometers. At the same time almost all over will have something cool to go down, then up. To visit is to provide at least half of the day.

Вид на деревню Кат Кат в Сапе (Вьетнам) View of the village of cat Cat View photos in 3D
Вид на деревню Кат Кат в Сапе (Вьетнам) View of the village of cat Cat View photos in 3D

🕐 Working time: theoretically, to visit the village at any time of the day, but it is preferable to do it in the daytime. Tickets at the entrance starting to sell from 06:00 to 18:00. A traditional show takes place in 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance fee, 70 000 VND / adult (192.16 RUB, see all about the money of Vietnam and the exchange rate); 30,000 VND / children growing up to 120 cm

🚶 How to get there: the village is located one and a half kilometres from the centre of Sapa (the entrance to the village on the map). Find yourself a village is very easy: just out of the city center (the square), follow the signs to the village on the street Fansipan Street. Further, the path to the village is winding and goes downhill on a normal asphalt road. First you walk (drive) to the ticket office where you buy tickets and get your hands on a colorful map of the route through the village. If you want you can go further on the road to another entrance, and begin a walk through the village on the other side. If you arrive by your own transport, you can Park in one of the private Parking for 10 000 Dong, or continue on to the entrance No. 2, where it can be parked for free on site Parking No1.

View of cat Cat village

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Евгений1 20 January, 2015
Good day! I like your website, from time to time he helps me in my travels. Want to help you), See here: completely copied your information and of course, no links. I'd made arrangements to thieves, as he much not love them))
Good luck to you! ...
admin 20 January, 2015

Thanks for the tip, Eugene! Indeed, sometimes we collect the crumbs of information about the world, and even our photos, pulled apart all over the Internet, and we here anything from anyone not steal. That's just about Sapa five sites are found with a reprint. We will fight. Thanks again for the kind words and the tip :THANKS ...
Lisitsin 26 September, 2015
And village NATs.minority here real, or a tourist attraction? I want a real village to see where people live. ...
Lisitsin 26 September, 2015
Tell me, you are in what travel Agency tour buying? Like it? Not cheated? And then a lot of them, fuck knows where to take? Can and English-speaking guides there, and then when he English bad know, they say your accent, your my not understand, and only. ...
admin 26 September, 2015

Well, as you say. If you go trekking, you will see a real village, but still the tourists are accustomed to and many of these live. How else to explain it :THINK . Well, the village is real, real people live, rice is grown, cows are kept frail, but in the middle of the village Guesthouse for Turikov, and every now and then a group of tourists pass. Something like that. ...
admin 26 September, 2015

Russian-speaking... the tail knows, maybe there is, not interested in ever. Took the tour to Vietnam is ALWAYS the first travel agent and have never cheated. ...
MikkyMouse 29 September, 2015
where is Sapa? the first time I hear.. ...
admin 29 September, 2015 ...
Artyom.Kunitsa 28, 2015

Always as an option, you can use the audio guides, if there is a problem, though Russian is also not always :D :D ...
admin 8 February, 2019
Completely updated guide to Sapa. Added new attractions, the villages in the area, details about how to go trekking from Sapa independently. ...