2. Trek The Pine Tree TrailThe Pine Tree Trail in Hua Tat Village was newly created from 2002, all the pine trees planted by the H'mong people here. If you're keen to enjoy the beautiful natural sights, you absolutely can't skip this activity. During 45 minutes of leisure walk, this is the your best chance in Moc Chau to get away from the busy city's life and enjoy the refreshing and cool air of the highland's plateau.
*Trekking Tips at Hua Tat Village: In case you are lost on the trekking trail, follow the yellow arrow at every trail's junction to keep on the right direction.
3. Visit H'mong Cooking Workshop
Take a hand-on cooking lesson at H'mong Cooking Workshop where you can find all the very best H'mong specialties cooked by the locals here. The homestays in Hua Tat prepare meals for guests using fresh ingredients bought at the market every morning. The dishes they prepare include grilled pork, fried fish and many more. They also put their own twist on adventurous dishes like banana fritters. Nothing is better than being able to prepare your own Hmong meal with 5 delicious dishes.
4. Enter the colorful world of H'mong Embroidery
H'mong villagers in Hua Tat have successfully preserve the beautiful art of embroidery which is now being practiced in 150 families here. They are easily distinguished from other forms of textiles by their bold, geometric designs rendered in bright and contrasting colours.
Paper making is also a handicraft that has been passed down generation after generation in Hua Tat. The papers here are made for domestic and cultural purposes which you can't find anywhere else. And by any mean, the process of H'mong paper making is absolutely meticulous. The process of paper involves 4 main steps: collecting, stewing, soaking and drying, adding up to the whole month to complete the process. It is usually done once a year between July and August.
You can join and try making paper in Hua Tat. It sure is an interesting experience.
6. Festivals in Hua Tat Village
It's certainly a charm to visit Hua Tat Village on their annual festivals when the atmosphere is the merriest. H'mong people hold festivals mostly in Spring, Autumn and Winter. They're all rooted from the agriculture traditions and way of life.
In Spring, Jan - May
Spring is the time for New Year's festivals, for celebrating, gathering and feasting. In the past, the Hmong villagers would play NÉM PAO which is similar to a ball-passing game. It is a traditional Hmong custom where the passing of “Pao” symbolizes the sharing of love between couples.
In Autumn, August - November
In Autumn, H'mong people celebrate the Vietnamese Independence on the 2nd of September. On 1st September, some travel to Moc Chau to participate in the love market. There, they find a date and enjoy the day with them.
In Winter, November - January
Winter is the time to make wine from the maize harvested in autumn. Tet Holidays of H'mong people in Hua Tat Village start earlier, from the last day of November (30th Nov). H'mong people here start resting by eating, sleeping, playing traditional sports and listening to music till the end of December. As there is no work during this period, they believe in working hard before the holiday starts.
When is the best time to visit Hua Tat Village?
You can trek any time throughout the year. The best season for trekking would be in Autumn (November to December) as it is relatively the driest season.
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