Escape from the bustling atmosphere of the big city, from busy lives to come to the place of peace and calm. Sapa is an incredibly ideal destination for those guests who are interested in natural harmony with extremely beautiful and majestic landscapes as well as ethnic minority villages with unique cultural features. One of the most beautiful villages with impressive natural scenery is Y Linh Ho Village.
Y Linh Ho is situated in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district, Lao Cai province. According to the elders, from ancient times, this was the village of the Dao discovered by a man named “Ly Linh Ho”. Gradually, the Dao moved to another place, then Hmong settled, and still kept the name and transliterated into Y Linh Ho so as to be grateful to the ancients. Located far away from the main road, the road into the village is steep and twisty, therefore, it is different from other villages in Sapa. This place is not noisy by traffic, but peaceful and quiet.
Located about 7km to the southwest of Sapa town, besides Muong Hoa stream, Y Linh Ho is a commune comprised of small hamlets scattered on very harsh mountainous terrain with high and steep mountain ranges. Only a few hundreds of Black H’mong ethnic people live in this commune. They built houses by using soil or bamboo and they grew maize and upland rice on steep hillsides. The only way to come to the commune is walking from the main road. This is also where visitors will begin their journey to discover the mysterious beauty of Muong Hoa valley and learn about the lives of the villagers near Sapa.
For a long time, at the foot of the majestic Hoang Lien Mountain, Y Linh Ho has always highlighted next to Muong Hoa stream. Flowing upstream from Silver Waterfall, Muong Hoa brings water to fill upland fields; offers fish, shrimp to feed people. And now, due to the poetic beauty, Muong Hoa are making Y Linh Ho more attractive in the heart of tourists.
After long trips around Hanoi, with a modern air of a capital of a country, take the time to the highland villages will be a great and meaningful experience for visitors in order to understand all cultural diversity among peoples in Vietnam. Explore Y Linh Ho, visitors will be immersed in the beautiful natural scenery, with the green hills of corn, the “rice terraces” set on the horizon, and the simple folds of Hmong and try doing traditional weaving methods of locals. All create a painting of a colorful nature. Especially, the hospitality, honesty, naivety of local people are the most nostalgic beauty making anyone who has ever come to Y Linh Ho look forward to coming back.