Cat Cat Village is about 1 km from Sapa town. This is an age-old village of the Black H'Mong ethnic tribe. It's beauty lies in the fact that it has remaining traditional unique customs and practices that are lost in many other villages.
As a visitor to Cat Cat you have an opportunity to admire a lively and unique colorful cultural picture. The image of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds. When these pieces of brocade are finished, they are hand dyed and embroidered with beautiful designs. The H'Mong women use plants and leaves to dye these brocade fabrics. And then they roll a round and smooth section of wood covered with wax on fabrics to polish them, making their colors durable.
In addition to the brocade weaving craft, many residents in Cat Cat are good at manipulating gold and silver jewelry. Their products are fairly sophisticated, especially their jewelry for women.
The Black H’Mong people have unique customs, including the custom of "pulling wife". A man can ask his friends to lure a girl he likes to his house and keeps her there in three days. During these days, if the girl agrees to become his wife, a wedding will be held. However, the girl can happily go home after three days if she does not like him.
Traditional houses of H'Mong people in Cat Cat have three rooms with three doors and covered with po mu wood roof. In the house there are three columns that stand in round or square stones. The walls are made from sawn timber. The main door is always closed and only opens when people in the house organize important events. Altar, inlaid floor containing food, places for sleeping, kitchen and receiving guests are indispensable parts of the houses.
Children line the pathways of the village, playing and helping their parents sell handmade goods.