Northern Vietnam commune spellbinds trekkers

By Huong Chi   July 16, 2020 | 09:49 pm GMT+7
Nam Cang in Lao Cai Province, 30 km from resort town Sa Pa, boasts beautiful terraced fields, streams and dense forests.
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Nam Cang means headwater, according to the local ethnic community. The commune is home to three big streams, Nam Cang, Nam Pa and Nam Thang, which provide locals year-round fresh water for daily usage and irrigation.

Nam Cang is best know for its rug and raw beauty.

Nam Cang is best known for its rugged and raw beauty. Tourists here can enjoy the thrill of crossing a wooden suspension bridge spanning a stream of swift flowing spring water.

Visitors here should spend a day trekking, exploring the great streams, enjoying the fresh, green air inside the dense forests and admiring the majestic Northwest mountains. Prepare yourself for a pair of sturdy shoes, cool clothes and insect repellent to experience a day inside Hoang Lien Son National Park.

It is recommended visitors spend a day discovering the dense forests while enjoying the fresh air prevalent in Hoang Lien Son National Park. They should bring along sturdy shoes, cool clothes and insect repellent.

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Nam Cang lies in a remote and peaceful valley. The commune is fast gaining attention due to its beautiful nature and unique lifestyles of the H'mong and Dao ethnic groups.

Resident take advantage of the local scenery to start building homestays to serve tourists. Tourists in Nam Cang in addition to exploring nature will be able to eat, sleep, learn about the life of the Mong and Dao ethnic groups from their customs to their traditional occupations.

Residents have taken advantage of the local scenery to build homestays that provide tourists a place to eat, sleep and engage with local customs.

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In the afternoon, village children habitually frequent a nearby stream to frolick and cool down.

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Like Muong Hoa and Ta Phin valleys in Sa Pa, Nam Cang boasts breathtaking views of idyllic terraced fields.

The best time to visit Nam Cang is during rice harvest season in July and August are the rice seasons. During this period, weather is around 20-25 degrees Celsius, making this an ideal tourist destination to escape from the bustling city life.

The best time to visit Nam Cang is during rice harvest season in July and August. During this period, temperatures remain around 20-25 degrees Celsius, making it an ideal destination to escape the bustle of city life.

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It is advised trekkers reserve meals at local homestays in advance to partake of the fresh, delectable local produce.

Drone footage reveals stunning Nam Cang in early July. Video by Minh Khuong.

Photos by Minh Khuong, Huong Chi

 
 
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