YESD Social Enterprise has supported Thon Tha village in Phuong Do, Ha Giang open some homestays since 2015. Thon Tha is an attractive destination not only to domestic tourists but also to international tourists. It is an ancient village with 100% of the population of the Tay minority people, who live in traditional stilt houses. By implementing a responsible tourism project, YESD desires to bring the local breath to every visitors visiting Vietnam. One of our local products that is Thon Tha homestay where visitors will experience authentic culture with the Tay ethnic minnority people.
- Reduce poverty, a long-term sustainable vision for continuing their work, and provide a working example for others tourism providers around the world.
- Create job opportunities for the local people through some services like: homestay, tourism activities: trekking, motorbiking, volunteering,…
- Preserve traditional cultural values. And local farmers do not need to give up their farming work to join groups of street vendor sellers like in some famous places, that damaged the image of Vietnamese people and Vietnam in the eyes of international friends.
- Develop as a social enterprise.
We do not want to change our homestay into a luxury hotel or guesthouse, but we would like to keep its indigenous culture so that our tourists can enjoy a real local breath and valuable experience. There are 3 homestays of Ha Giang Responsible Tourism Cooperative.
Mr.Thien was born in 1982 in Thon Tha village where he lives with his wife and a little son. He is the Tay ethnic minority people and the president of Ha Giang Responsible Tourism Cooperative also. During his hard childhood, he lived under the poor condition with his large family and had to face to Vietnam Border War. If you would like to know more about Vietnam war, he will tell you by his basic English and funny body language. He has opened a homestay to every tourist, which brought more income to his family. His family is very easy to find, near Tha village road and surrounding by rice fields and limestone mountains. His wife cooks so well and so friendly. She always keeps her smiles on her face to give to you. Surely you will have unforgettable memory here with this sweet family.
Quyen’s homestay is the first homestay that has been opened since 2007. Mr.Quyen was born in 1972, he is the Tay ethnic people also. He lives here with his small family. Since then he has opened this homestay, he could afford his sons go to school and have a better life. Besides, he also is a local guide in Tha village, his English is good enough to communicate with you and describe what he wants to say. He is very happy if you can teach him some English slangs or new words. He serves tourists very well. His homestay is near the village’s gate, you can find it on our tree direction. We wish you will have a great time with his family.
Mr.Nghiem or Mrs.Đựng’s family is the same one. In the avatar, you can see her husband photo with her house behind. She is one of the most studious students in YESD’s English class here. Even she can not study English well because now she has been nearly 65 already but she joined her English class every night. We love her very much. Don’t be surprise if she can not speak English with you. Just open your heart you will understand everything what she would like to talk with you. But don’t worry you can use Google translate with her (FREE WIFI is available here). She always tries her best to support you. You will feel very happy with this funny host.
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