located along Muong Hoa Valley like Lao Chai and Ta Van but
Su Pan commune can be referred to as “mountainous commune”.
Occupying the highland on the east side of the main road about
17 Km from Sapa town, Su Pan including 4 small hamlets of
the Black H’mong and Red Zao looks down to the Muong
Hoa Valley and is one of the poorest commune to Sapa due to
the thin and poor soil. Walking uphill from the road, one
can see rudimentary houses built on the rocky farmland where
the locals cultivate corn for their staple food.