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Discover the beautiful villages on stilts in the North with unique and different architecture 

Visiting beautiful villages on stilts in the North, visitors can admire the traditional model of houses with typical architecture, imbued with the cultural identity of ethnic minorities.

The beautiful villages on stilts in the North are visited by many tourists

1. Thai Hai stilt house village

Thai Hai stilt house village is a beautiful village on stilts in the North located in My Hao hamlet, Thinh Duc commune, about 12km from Thai Nguyen city. From Hanoi to here is only about 1 hour, very convenient for visitors to explore and learn about the traditional culture of the indigenous people. 

Discover the beautiful villages on stilts in the North with unique and different architecture 
Thai Hai stilt house village is about 12 km from Thai Nguyen city. Photo: @pilot_toringuyen

This stilt house village has been planned as a stilt house conservation area in order to preserve the traditional beauty of the traditional stilt house. Here, visitors can visit a large space with an area of ​​several tens of hectares. It is a place with enough mountains, flowers, trees, lakes and shady roads.


This is the place to preserve the traditional stilt house of the Tay ethnic group. Photo: @jessyin

In Thai Hai village , there are about 30 houses on stilts of the Tay ethnic group. These are stilt houses built from large trees, thatched roofs, combining bamboo, soil, … to create a rustic, simple and close living space. Since being planned as a conservation area, this stilt house village has attracted many visitors. 

Coming here, visitors have the opportunity to explore a peaceful and large space. Photo: @_trdez.hqn

Visiting this beautiful village in the Northwest , visitors can rest in clean, spacious and airy houses on stilts. To serve visitors, households are fully prepared with clean fragrant pillows, separate toilets for convenience for personal activities. Having the opportunity to travel to Thai Nguyen and come to Thai Hai village, you will live like a native Tay.

Traveling to Thai Nguyen, you remember to visit Thai Hai stilt house village. Photo: @phuong.fall

Visiting Thai Hai village, visitors can take a walk to see the beauty of traditional stilt houses. In particular, you can also rent traditional costumes of people in shops to take pictures. In addition, if coming here in January, visitors can also participate in the famous Long Tong festival.

2. Xa Phin stilt house village  

One of the beautiful stilt houses in the North that has attracted many tourists recently is Xa Phin village located in Xa Phin village, Phuong Tien commune, Vi Xuyen district, Ha Giang province. From the city center to here about 20 km, visitors go northwest to Tay Con Linh range to reach this unique village.

Xa Phin is home to very unique moss-covered houses on stilts. Photo: Vietnamplus  

Xa Phin village is located at an altitude of about 1000 meters above sea level, is the residence of the Dao ethnic minority. Indigenous residents live in houses on stilts with thatched roofs, on the roofs covered with green moss. Local people say that the moss-covered houses here are 20-30 years old.

This is the traditional model of a house on stilts of the Dao people. Photo: Saigon Tiep Thi 

When the house on stilts of the Dao people is newly built, there will be no green moss on the leaf roof. After about 5 years, in the cool, cloudy climate, high humidity and fog,… creating favorable conditions for the dense green moss to grow. From then on, the roof of palm leaves gradually absorbed moisture and so green moss continued to grow, denser and turned the roofs of stilts in Xa Phin into a beautiful green color.

The house on stilts has a palm roof, creating conditions for green moss to cover. Photo: Vietnamnet 

It can be said that this is one of the most unique beautiful stilt houses in the North today. This layer of green moss not only makes people’s houses more beautiful, but also has the effect of cooling in summer and keeping warm in winter. The moss layer on the roof acts as a large blanket to cover and cover the house. 

The strange beauty of the Dao house on stilts in Ha Giang. Photo: Ethnicity and development 

Today, when traveling to Ha Giang , many tourists choose to come to Xa Phin village to enjoy the beauty of unique stilt houses, take pictures of check-in as a souvenir and learn about the life of the local people. Surely visitors coming here will have many memorable travel experiences. 

3. Village on stilts in Muong Lay town

If you have the opportunity to travel to the Northwest , come to Muong Lay town, about 100 km from Dien Bien city. This is where there is a village of stilts located along the Da River. The typical stone-roofed stilts streets are built close to each other, creating a unique population of villages on stilts. 

The beautiful village of Thai people on stilts in Muong Lay town. Photo: Ngoc Thanh – Pham Chieu (VnExpress) 

This village on stilts is home to many ethnic minorities. In which, the Thai ethnic group accounts for 70% of the population. Thai people in Muong Lay live in stilt houses with natural stone roofs. This is a traditional model of a house on stilts, each house uses daily brown, black, and iridescent stones to create a solid and solid house. 

The houses on stilts with stone roofs are close together along the Da River. Photo: EVN Newspaper 

The stone that the Thai people use to build houses on stilts is quarried from the Da river lake bed, easily cut and split to suit the roofing requirements. The stone used to make roof tiles is cut into squares with sides of 20-30 cm. The top part is cut in an isosceles triangle to match each other when reassembled, ensuring that the stone roof is straight and not tilted.

Spacious and spacious stilt house of Thai people in Muong Lay. Photo: Vietnamplus  

The feature of the stone roof stilt house in Muong Lay town is that the stone is waterproof, heat-resistant, and cold-resistant. Therefore, the stone roof is almost unaffected by the environment, maintaining its beauty and durability over the years. In order for the house on stilts to be able to lift the heavy stone roof, Thai people often use big wood to make the house frame. All columns, trusses, … to be connected very firmly. 

If you have the opportunity to visit Muong Lay town, remember to explore this unique village on stilts. Photo: Labor 

Having the opportunity to visit the village of stone roof stilts of people in Muong Lay, visitors can spend time walking around the village to learn about the life of Thai people here. The Thai ethnic group in Muong Lay preserves the traditional beauty and traditional rituals and cultural heritages such as boat racing, Xoe dancing, etc., promising to bring visitors many impressive travel experiences. 

4. The original village of Hang Tau 

In Vietnam, there are many beautiful traditional stilt houses, in which Hang Tau is a village that is receiving the attention of many tourists. Hang Tau is located in Chieng Hac commune, Moc Chau district. From the center of Moc Chau to here is about 20 km, not too far for visitors to explore.

The beauty of Hang Tau in Moc Chau. Photo: @bookingmocchau

Hang Tau is considered the original village because it is almost completely separate from the modern life out there. In the village there is no electricity, internet, phone waves and especially the wild, fresh and peaceful natural scenery. In particular, this place also has wooden stilt houses that the Mong people, nestled in the deep green forests. 

This is a traditional village of the Mong ethnic group. Photo: @vnmkey

In fact, Hang Tau is a farming area with an area of ​​about 1 hectare. This place is like a green valley, green and wild grasslands. The stilt house of the Mong people in Hang Tau is built with simple wood materials. Mainly, the Mong use these houses to temporarily rest during their stay here to raise animals such as chickens, ducks, pigs, goats, etc. 

Coming here, visitors can immerse themselves in the peaceful, rustic picture of the landscape. Photo: @meowanderplust

Coming to the poetic Hang Tau, visitors seem to be lost in a new and peaceful world. Currently, this village has begun to develop tourism. Visitors here have to pay the entrance fee to visit the village. If you have a need to camp in the village, you should prepare a full tent, food and drink and necessary tools.  

Dieu Nhi girl checked in at Hang Tau. Photo: @dieu_nhiii

The beautiful villages on stilts in the North are attractive tourist destinations, attracting a large number of domestic and international tourists to regularly visit. So if you have the opportunity, please visit these beautiful villages to be able to fully enjoy the impressive destinations of Vietnam tourism.  

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