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Western tourists wading mud, diligently cultivating rice in Sapa

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The video "New Tourism 2024" shows groups of foreign tourists diligently cultivating rice in terraced fields. They were extremely happy and excited even though their limbs were smeared with mud.

According to research, the person sharing the video is Mr. Vang A Croc (born in 1998), a Hmong guide in Sa Pa. Mr. Croc said that the video was filmed on May 17. The group of guests appearing in the video is a delegation of French students studying in Hanoi, traveling to Sapa.

"Visitors come to my couple's homestay and I directly lead the tour. In addition to the trekking experience, yesterday afternoon I invited you to the family's field in Muong Hoa valley, try rice transplantation like the Mong people. The guests are quite young, so they are very interested in this activity. Although muddy and very tired after more than an hour of rice transplanting, everyone was happy and excited", he said.

"Both tired and hungry, so when it came to the meal, the guests enjoyed it very well. They also better understand the struggle of farmers when growing rice grains", he added.

The video attracted nearly 1 million views and nearly 2,000 comments after 24 hours of posting. Many netizens said that this was an interesting experience for Western guests, helping them better understand the life and culture of Sapa people. 

"Tourism must have such authentic experiences, delving into the daily lives of the people where they go, not simply taking photos"; "This must be a memory they will never forget"; "A good way for tourists to be excited, want to go back and see their achievements"... - a few comments from netizens.

He welcomes many French-speaking delegations every year. The Hmong boy often takes guests to experience the villages and terraced fields in Muong Hoa. Only about 7km from the center of Sapa town, but many villages in Muong Hoa valley still retain their pristine and rustic features, which are likened to an original Sapa with a sea of clouds, rocky mountains, forests, traditional houses. This is a favorite destination for domestic and foreign tourists.

"In addition to trekking tours, I often take guests to participate in cultural experiences of people such as rice transplantation, farming, pounding thick cakes, wrapping spring rolls ... I am very proud to share the culture of the nation with the guests and receive love from them", he said.

According to VNN

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