Visiting The Villages Of Mong Ethnic In Sapa And Notes For Visitors

Sapa is located in the northwest of the country, a mountainous district of Lao Cai province. Recently, tourists are very interested in the type of trekking, following the tracks of cows, weaving through the hills, streams and terraces to enter the remote villages of the field

When you go to any villages of Black Mong ethnis in Sa Pa, You should remember:

– Guests are not allowed to sit in the middle space, visiting the house must follow the instructions of the owner and the table chair for parents, even though they have lost Guests cannot sit in. If the village is busy worshiping or chasing evil spirits, they do not want strangers to attend. At that time, before the village gate, there was usually a bunch of green leaves hanging on a high pillar, which was built in a solemn place so that everyone could see and avoid coming in.

– The house of the villagers, the nave is a place of worship, guests are not allowed to sit. Visiting the house must follow the owner’s instructions. Mong custom, table chair for parents, even though parents went to meet the ancestor, the guests were not allowed to sit in that sacred chair.

Photo: Collected        – Going back and forth in the village, there was no laughing, like a garden, a park, but it had to be gentle and elegant, respecting the inherent tranquility of the village. For small children, no matter how young they love, you should not rub their heads. The compatriots thought that rubbing their heads, kissing their heads made them panic, and children were easily ill.

Photo: Collected

– In the village there is usually a common sacred worship area: a forbidden forest, an ancient tree with luxuriant leaves for many years, an amazing stone worshiping the gods. It is often a clean, beautiful, cool place, but tourists should not go there to stop to rest, confide, eat, lie down and litter. Darkness is not whistling when walking around watching the scene. Relatives thought the whistling sound was to call the devil about the village.

– The Hmong people built a large pillar buried deep in the ground, reaching high to the roof, other columns smaller. Columns are all over the ground, the highest pillar is called the mast, where the ghost resides, visitors do not hang their clothes, and lean their backs on the “soul” pillar. Guests who drink and drink, interact and talk with their homeowners cannot speak, pointing their fingers forward. Hmong people believe that the behavior is to express the attitude of dissatisfaction or disregard for the person who talks.

– In addition, when the landlord invited to drink, drink, if he refused, the guest should have a clever word to the landlord to understand, sympathize with, not to bow down on the table, only a priest could do so to evict evil. ghost.

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