Cat Linh village has the wild beauty of nature, where the source of the clouds and the wind is, where the sun stretches over the terraced fields as if inlaid with gold. Nature has endowed this place with incredible scenery and is still an unknown destination for many people. Love new things, love to explore new lands, you must once set foot in Cat Linh. Join us to explore the majestic mountains here.
Where is Cat Linh Village?
Cat Linh village belongs to Muong La district, Son La province. In the 70s of the last century, Cat Linh was a fertile land reclaimed by the Mong people in the Ngoc Chien and Chieng Anregions. Clouds embrace cat Linh on top of clouds; wind connects with wind and sunshine, intact the pristine beauty of the early days. This place is also the home of many animals, especially monkeys. Perhaps that’s why people give Co Linh (the forest with many monkeys) to this land, and Cat Linh is the standard phonetic transcription for easier reading.
20km from the center of the Muong La district, Cat Linh village is the primary place where the Hmong people live. On the side of Pu Tha Kenh peak, Cat Linh has an altitude of 2,500m above sea level. To discover nature here, you only have one way: the bumpy gravel road and the difficulties stretching every step of the way.
This place has not yet developed tourism, so people are still surprised to visit the village. Do not be shy but open your heart first to see the friendliness of the Hmong people here.
Discover the wonderful natural beauty bestowed on Cat Linh village
Explore Cat Linh terraced fields
Like many other mountainous districts of Son La, Cat Linh has beautiful terraced fields. Each season of Cat Linh rice brings a different flavor season. When the rice is young, it is endlessly green and golden, stretching endlessly in the sun in the flowering season.
The wind carried the scent of rice spreading across the roads, wriggling through the trees and green hills. The dreamy natural scenery of Cat Linh and the people here are like one, creating a picture of a beautiful mountain landscape. No visitor can resist the attraction of Cat Linh village.
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Romantic pristine mountains
Due to the topography characteristics, Cat Linh has a high terrain, displaying a beautiful and romantic natural space in front of your eyes, touching people’s hearts. When night falls, standing at the highest point of Cat Linh village, you will see the steps of Nam Chien hydroelectric power station sparkling with lights.
Early in the morning at Cat Linh, you’ll wake up with the sound of birds chirping in the green forest. Nature will take you to the journey of soft, floating, and gentle clouds brought by the wind from the hydroelectric lake, embracing the thousand-year-old mountain peak. This natural scene has the appearance of a watercolor painting with mountains and rivers.
Enjoy the sounds of nature
The sound of the stream gurgled softly, soothing people, bringing cool water to the trees and villagers here. Ignoring the entanglements, the sound of nature and heaven will soothe the noise of the hurried life out there. Surrounded by mountains and forests, streams flowing in your ears, Cat Linh village is beautiful in the middle of the mountains with the same message. Unknown to many people, this land is exceptionally peaceful.
The hospitality of the Hmong people
Living with the people of Cat Linh village, you will feel more clearly the peaceful life of the mountains here. In the morning, go to harvest rice with the Hmong people, then come back to catch fish in the stream and catch chickens in the forest. And you will enjoy the dishes that are hunted by your own hands, sipping with apple cider soaked in the characteristics of Cat Linh mountains and forests. At night, I sleep in a po-mu wooden house right next to the poetic terraced fields.
Hmong people are friendly and hospitable, making you love this land more. Nature is wild and majestic and also beautiful and gentle. All have created a close, beautiful, and highly hospitable Cat Linh Village.
Visit Cat Linh village; you will not be able to resist the unique cuisine here. The mouthwatering dishes that you must try are:
- Juicy cabbage
- Chicken, duck meat with crispy skin, super delicious without fat.
- The sticky rice is super fragrant and flexible. Eating with pork or chicken is delicious.
- Pa ping top (grilled fish) is seasoned and specially prepared using local recipes and spices.
And there are many other delicious dishes that you will want to try.
Cat Linh village is a tourist destination for those who love to explore, want to enjoy the peaceful natural beauty in every breath. Difficulty and treacherous terrain will be challenging at first, but this place is for you when overcome. Calm nature and hospitable people cherish all visitors. Do not forget to follow us in the following articles to update the next location for your trip.