03/06/2021 16:29 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Sin Suoi Ho a “golden spring” in Lai Chau

Visiting Sin Suoi Ho at any time of the year, tourists will be fascinated by the beautiful natural landscape and the Mong’s traditional customs. The place has now become a bright spot for community-based tourism which helps bring positive changes to the lives of the locals. 
Located 1,500m above sea level, Sin Suoi Ho village is home to the Mong in Sin Suoi Ho commune, Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province. Sin Suoi Ho has a cool and fresh climate all year round, which is a favorable condition for developing eco-tourism.

Sin Suoi Ho in the Mong language means "golden spring", conjuring up the image of a peaceful small village, full of fruit trees with waterfalls and streams whispering all night and day.

The village is surrounded by a majestic primeval forest. From the forest, tourists can follow an old mossy stone path to explore the Heart waterfall. Since 2015, the village mobilized all of the households to gather pebbles to make a unique road. Now it is easier for tourists to travel, enjoy and savor the wilderness in the "forbidden place" of nature.



Sin Suoi Ho village is surrounded by a majestic primeval forest. Photo: Tat Son / VNP
 

 From the forest, tourists can follow an old mossy stone path to explore the Heart waterfall. Photo: Nguyen Luan / VNP


Tourists explore the primeval forest and the Heart waterfall in Sin Suoi Ho. Photo: Nguyen Luan / VNP



 
Bird-nest houses are placed on old trees in Sin Suoi Ho. Photo: Tat Son / VNP


A hand-lined stone fence surrounds the village. Photo: Tat Son / VNP


A beautiful house covered with flowers. Photo: Nguyen Luan / VNP


Sin Suoi Ho fair is held every Saturday and Sunday morning. Photo: Quy Trung


Women in the village still wear and weave traditional clothes. Photo: Tat Son / VNP


The rich cultural and spiritual life that include charming love songs and khen (pan-flutes) sounds of the Mong in Sin Suoi Ho village. Photo: Quy Trung

Sin Suoi Ho village has become a bright spot for community-based tourism in Lai Chau province. Photo: Tat Son / VNP

Going to the village, tourists will be surprised at the wooden and earthen houses with the typical architecture of the Mong ethnic minority. The unique highlight of these houses is a hand-lined stone fence surrounding them. 

The village also attracts tourists due to its rich cultural and spiritual life that include charming love songs and khen (pan-flutes) sounds of the Mong. Women in the village still wear and weave traditional clothes made from linen. Along with that, traditional professions such as brocade embroidering and the technique of beeswax drawing on cloth are still done by the Mong.

The village has 136 households, all of whom are Mong, out of which 10 households are engaged in community-based tourism. Sin Suoi Ho can accommodate more than 100 tourists per day and night with prices ranging from 70,000-100,000 dong per person every night. On average, each year, the village welcomes about 100,000 domestic and foreign visitors.

According to the head of the village, Vang A Chinh, with its rich and diverse natural and cultural resources, Sin Suoi Ho has drawn many domestic and foreign tourists. The village has become a bright spot for community-based tourism in Lai Chau province due to the professional attitudes of the locals.

 
By Tat Son, Nguyen Luan, Quy Trung  

Translated by Hong Hanh