I am finally dragged away from the fantastical Bac Ha market and we’re on our way to Sapa, our final destination for the day.
Enroute we visit one of the many traditional hill tribe villages to get a sense of what life is like in the green hills around Sapa.
This is Trung Do village of the Tay minority. Situated in the stunning verdant hills, it is a very simple, basic even, way of living.
The villagers main employment is farming and livestock and you can find animals everywhere! Many of which will end up at Bac Ha market.
The landscape in this rugged terrain is simply incredible. It’s one of the greenest places I have ever visited.
Here’s some very grainy footage of some of the amazing scenery as we wind our way upwards to Sapa.
We can already start to see the rice fields, laid out in little squares and terraces.
And a photo stop at a viewing platform gives me the first proper panorama of the rice terraces, something I have wanted to see for over a decade!
Absolutely amazing! And there will be LOTS more where that came from!
But for we now we can sit back and relax in Sapa with a cocktail and a view to treasure forever!!