Lao Chai Village
Lao Chai is a village of black H'Mong ethnic group. Located 7 Kms from Sapa, it is quite approachable from Sapa for a travellers who do not have much time. View from air, Lao Chai lies in between mountains and grass hills, with houses that look like colossal mushrooms on all sides, at 2,660m above the sea-level. All the houses are alike in construction, normally with 2 rounds, the inside and the outside. The walls are 40 - 45cm thick and 4,5 - 5m high, in between there are small stones.
Each house is 65- 80m2 large, 4 roofed and covered with dry grass, without veranda. There is a main door and two side doors, inside wall there are also 3 doors and behind these doors are the kitchen, then bedrooms of the family members.
Visitors to the village are able to enjoy the traditional musics of boys and girls playing the game 'hire and seek in a blanket' and exchange songs overnight even after the festival, the boy can bring the girl they played with to their home and marry her. In this village which you will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact them, learn about their culture and customs