Long – Chieu HomestayBack
Mr. Ly Van Long and Mrs. Trieu Mui Chieu
Dzao, Nung, Vietnamese. Mrs. Chieu understands basic English.
Ho San Village. The house is about 300m uphill east of Tan Phong Village’s meeting hall.
The house is a traditional stilt long house refurbished in late 2016 with modern amenities. The bottom area, originally used to shelter animals, farm equipment and wood, has been turned into a dining area with a small shop selling snacks and souvenirs. There are two Western toilets and two showers with hot water. A traditional Red Dzao herbal bath in a stone tub is offered since Mrs. Chieu is a Dzao. The house is surrounded by rice terraces and bamboo groves. The people living around it are mainly Nung.
Local food is offered consisting mainly of vegetables, pork, chicken and occasionally fish. Vegetarian meals can be arranged. The homestay can serve breakfast if requested (noodles, pancakes or bread/eggs/paté).
A medium-sized waterfall can be reached within 5km walking distance. Guided treks to neighbouring villages can be arranged. Tan Phong is also the starting point for trekkers wishing to climb Mt. Chieu Lau Thi, the second highest peak in Ha Giang (2,402 m).
Mr. Long and Mrs. Chieu are government workers with the Ho Thau Commune Committee. They wanted visitors to come and enjoy the beautiful scenery and cool weather, and also to learn about the culture of indigenous people in the area. However, their guests had few options where to stay or sleep. In 2012 they converted Mr. Long’s father’s house into a homestay in order to accommodate the growing number of visitors coming to the village. In this way they hope to contribute to the development of the village.