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Aboriginal beauty of Nam Dam village
Updated at Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017, 10:57
Coming to Nam Dam village at Ha Giang province, visitors would have the chance to explore truly native culture with aboriginally  beautiful landscape and locals. The charming village is nestled peacefully in a valley surrounded by Karst Mountains, holds inside it preserved traditional customs, habits and culture from ancient times which is appealing to tourists.
Visitors coming to Nam Dam could walk around the village, enjoy beautiful view of the village with the high mountains and the lovely terraced fields, houses of earthen walls gleamed in the sun.In the village, there is a Cultural Museum which display Dao ethnic daily life tools and artifacts. Visitors also have the opportunity to experience hiking and trekking tours, biking tours, motorcycling tours to the neighboring villages of H'Mong, Nung people... and famous places of interest in the region such as the Heaven Gate, Twin Mountains, Quan Ba market,….
In Nam Dam, visitors could participate in unique festivals and ceremonies of the Dao ethnic minority, the most special one is “Le Cap Sac”. The “Le Cap Sac” is the ceremony to recognize adulthood for young men in the village. There are also “Le mung com moi” and “Le cau mua”, wedding ceremonies. At present, there is a performance team of the villagers to perform Dao traditional dance for tourists.
Dao women nowardays still maintain the habit of tailoring and embroiderin traditional costume for themselves and families and also to sell to tourists. The women costumes are decorated with unique patterns along with beautiful silver jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and head scarf; men's dress come with simple berets, chariming bags. Any visitor will want to try on the Dao costumes. In addition to embroidered garments, in Nam Dam, there are local products such as honey, herbal medicine…
The girl in Nam Dam
The girl in Nam Dam
Nam Dam houses’ are often roofed by leaves or yin-yang tiles.
Nam Dam houses’ are often roofed by leaves or yin-yang tiles.
3.	The houses' walls are built from compacted soil to make it cool in summer and warm in the winter, protecting the people here from inclement weather in the high mountains.
The houses' walls are built from compacted soil to make it cool in summer and warm in the winter, protecting the people here from inclement weather in the high mountains.
The cranky road leads to Nam Dam village.
The cranky road leads to Nam Dam village.
The locals are friendly and hospitality.
The locals are friendly and hospitable.
There’s hardly traffic vehicles in the village.
There’s hardly traffic vehicles in the village.
7.	Dao ethnic community living here still preserve grocery in traditional way without chemicals.
 Dao ethnic community living here still preserve grocery in traditional way without chemicals.
The mild climate facilitate the crop here.
The mild climate facilitate the crop here.
A Dao girl on her way home after harvesting corn.
A Dao girl on her way home after harvesting corn.
Dao people always wear their traditional custom even when farming
Dao people always wear their traditional custom even when farming
Take a rest
Take a rest
People are engrossed in their farming.
People are engrossed in their farming.
A busy but peaceful scene
A busy but peaceful scene
The cow-girl in Nam Dam village
The cow-girl in Nam Dam village
Aboriginal beauty of Nam Dam village gets visitors bewitched
Aboriginal beauty of Nam Dam village gets visitors bewitched
Ho Ha - Cam Anh
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