As a small town in the northwestern mountainous region of our country, Sapa is an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists. The geographical advantage has given Sapa a cool year-round atmosphere, while Mother Nature loves to create picturesque natural scenery.
Tourists can visit Sapa on the spring days to see all the blooming flowers (February to May of the solar calendar), can go in the summer to avoid hot viewing terraced fields (June - August). Or if you like the bright yellow of the ripe rice season, go to Sapa in the autumn days (September to November of the solar calendar). Regardless of the season, Sapa is "beautiful despite", beautiful in a way hard to describe in ordinary words.
If someday have the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of Sapa, do not forget to explore 10 most attractive tourist destinations here!
Updated List of Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Sapa
1. Fansipan - Roof of Indochina
Conquering the highest mountain in Vietnam and 03 Indochina countries will surely give visitors an unforgettable experience when coming to Sapa.
Fansipan in the local language means "huge stone protruding", is located at an altitude of 3,143m above sea level. Upon arriving here, visitors will experience the feeling of standing in the middle of the vast sky and seeing the immense length of the country.
If previously climbing to the peak would take about 4-5 days hard, tired, even more, now people no longer have to worry about traveling. The most modern SAPA - FANSIPAN cable car in the world, put into use in February 2016 has helped more people easily have the opportunity to set foot on the Roof of Indochina without spending much effort and time.
The Fansipan cable car in Sapa has an updated ticket price in 2019 as follows:
Cable car fare in 2019 for out-of-province visitors:
- 700,000 VND / adult and children over 1.4m.
- 500,000 VND / child from 1m - 1.4m.
Cable car fare for guests with permanent residence in Lao Cai
- 500,000 VND / adult and children over 1.4m.
- 300,000 VND / child from 1m - 1.4m high
- Children under 1m tall are free of charge.
Conditions for applying Lao Cai ticket: Present ID card, GPLX or passport
2. Cat Cat village
Located at the foot of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, cat Cat village It is the home of Mong ethnic people. It is also known as the ideal eco-tourist destination for visitors to explore and explore the unique features of the Northwest's cultural life.
Ban Cat resort has a lot of places for people to check-in with a ticket price of 70,000 VND / person. If you want to transform into a genuine ethnic girl - boy, you can rent an outfit right away for about 50,000 VND / set. With just a few more basic photography tips, any corner of this village can give you a beautiful frame that does not take your eyes.
Cat Cat will certainly not disappoint you with the winding roads leading to the village. Passing through the gate is a small, steep, narrow staircase between two blocks of houses that are only large enough to walk 02 people and is paved with glossy stones will give a beautiful background. The three-room houses made of wood (or called Trinh Tuong Tuong), the giant water mortars, dreamy Hoa streams, handicraft villages ... will definitely produce memorable check-in photos.
A little note that you should prepare a little candy for the peddlers if you do not buy any souvenirs of them!
3. O Quy Ho Pass
Having been named one of the most famous "four great mountain peaks" in Vietnam, there is no reason to miss this place on your trip.
O Quy Ho Pass about 12km from Sapa, the most reasonable route is from Sapa - Thac Bac - O Quy Ho. At the height of 2000m, this place will show visitors the truly majestic scenery of nature when running on the highest road in Vietnam, hidden in the towering cliffs.
The summit of the pass will probably be the best place to fully observe the natural landscape. You can run your motorbike to relax and enjoy the scenery here. If it is a sunny day, the sky is clear and less cloudy, you will be able to see the cars slowly climbing the tiny slope, seeing the villages far away from Lai Chau, the mountains coincide with the message and can see all top Fansipan majestic.
If you go on a rainy day, there is nothing to be sad about. Rain combined with the fog will be like straying into a wonderland.
There is also a pretty great weather condition, but luckily, you can admire that is O Quy Ho on snowy days. It really feels like the romance of Korean movies you've ever seen.
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4. Oolong Tea Hill
If Da Lat has the dreamy Cau Dat tea hill, then coming to Sapa, you can also visit oolong tea hill have this dream
This is not really a tourist destination, so few people know it. The tea hill is located about 6km from the center, along the 4D highway (ie on the way to O Quy Ho and Thac Bac passes). If you go from Sapa town, then look on the left will see. The entrance can ask people along the road or note the location of the Group 3 kindergarten - opposite the school gate.
The owner of this tea hill is Taiwanese but is currently being looked after by an H'mong ethnic couple. This place is beautiful and worth a visit but not everyone will be able to enter because if you do not know the way to go on the hill will lead to damage the whole bed of tea. So, you can try out a client's Tips as follows:
- Prepare some small gifts (maybe fruits or candies) to come in and play with the H'mong couple's children.
- Once you are in, compliment, "Wow, the tea hill is so beautiful, please let me come in and take some photos."
Try to apply because if successful, you will have extremely beautiful pictures of O Long tea hill. I wish you success!
5. Ham Rong mountain
Ham Rong mountain located quite near Sapa town, about 3km away so if you want to exercise, you can completely walk to this place. The average temperature in Ham Rong mountain area is usually around 15 - 18 degrees Celsius, extremely cool and pleasant. If you choose to go in the cold season, climate change can create frost, light snow like in foreign romantic movies.
The top view of Ham Rong Mountain will also give you the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view of Sapa dreaming, Muong Hoa valley, Sa Pa, Ta Phin. This is also an ideal place to hunt clouds for young people when they come to Sapa. Clouds usually only appear on sunny days, clear skies and warm spring days without fog. At that time, the clouds condensed in the valleys and then flooded into the town, the villages and the mountains of Sapa creating beautiful clouds. Sometimes they only appear a few hours and then fade with the sun.
Experience if you do not want to miss this "specialty" of Sapa clouds is that please share from the indigenous people, be it the guesthouse or resort where you stay to base the time for standard travel. Ticket price here is about 70,000 VND / person!
6. The Stone Church
No need to go far to check in in Sapa, let's start from Stone church - The symbol of the misty city in the middle of this town center!
Located just below the Ham Rong Mountain on an area of more than 6000 square meters, the stone church is an attractive destination for tourists because of the ancient Roman Gotic architecture, most evident in the roof, bell tower, rolling arch. . The church area consists of 7 compartments, each square is 500m wide, 20m high bell tower, inside is a 1.5m high bell and weighs half a ton. The entire house was built by hewn stone, connected with the rock mass is a mixture of sand, lime and molasses.
When visiting the stone church, note that you should choose the discreet, polite costumes because this is a sacred place that needs to show respect. Also do not forget to pose at these 5 super nice check in corners:
- Panoramic view of the church from the entrance.
- Take a picture of a stone church with the square.
- Take photos with small details around the church.
- Sitting on the steps near the church.
- Taken with the church in the evening.
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7. Muong Hoa Valley
Dazzled by the beauty of Sapa rice terraces, the rice season is over Muong Hoa valley will give you the opportunity to see this beautiful scene.
Muong Hoa valley is just a short walk from Sapa stone church so it is completely possible to use a motorbike or a car to drive. Guests will depart from the stone church, move on to Fansipan Road, to the intersection, turn left to Violet Street. From there go straight to the Muong Hoa valley. When you reach the foot of the valley, you will have to climb a small section of the pass is a little difficult to go, so you need to be sure of your steering wheel to drive yourself. Ticket price through the toll booth on the way is 75,000 VND / person.
Once you reach the valley, you will have the opportunity to visit villages of ethnic groups like Black H'mong, Red Dao and Giay. The locals here are very hospitable, so they will take you directly to visit the terraces to admire their beauty. If coming on the first days of the new year, visitors will be fortunate to experience the New Year festival of Ta Van commune - Pooc Roong Festival too.
8. Waterfall Love
On the way to O Quy Ho pass, the waterfall of love - Sapa's white silk is emphasized as the most attractive tourist destination when coming to the foggy country.
Because the location is not too over, it is easy to travel by motorbike about 30 minutes to Love Waterfall. From town, drive to Highway 4D in the direction of Lai Chau. Go to O Quy Ho pass, you will see the signposts on the tourist site of the Golden Stream - Love Waterfall. Parking and buy tickets to experience beauty here right away. Admission for adults is 75,000 VND / person, while children under 3 years old are free of charge.
Determining to go to Love Waterfall should also note the most beautiful time to watch the full beauty of it. Watering season in March: at this time, the water flows on the waterfall is very strong, pouring rumbling downwards creating a cool white foam image and art.
May - June: At this time the spring water and foothills are the clearest so we can see through the lake's bottom. The waterfall is not too strong but steady, creating a white strip across the O Quy Ho pass, looking very romantic and poetic.
9. Sapa Heaven Gate
Da Lat and Vung Tau all have their own sky gates, so Sapa cannot be inferior. Sapa sky gate It is located on the top of O Quy Ho pass, about 18km from the town but still attracts tourists, especially young people.
It is possible to run a motorbike, but the road is very long and small, many sharp bends or some places have broken barriers so you can choose to rent a motorbike taxi or taxi to Ton station and buy a cable car ticket to the sky gate. This method will save effort, safety for you but the cost will be more expensive, so you need to consider carefully before making a decision.
The best time to visit the sky gate is probably year round, because with each season, there will be each experience and feel individually. However, many visitors rate September to October as the best time for this experience. This is the appropriate time to "hunt clouds", watching the clouds floating in the sky from an altitude of 2000m. In addition, you can also see this dim, romantic space in the afternoon of the day, around 3-4 hours when the sun is almost off and the fog is reduced.
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10. Cau May
The last place on the list that Topnlist wants to suggest is Sepak Takraw Ta Van village - where there is a virtual living view like distilled water that you should not ignore.
May May is a bridge made of clouds according to the ancient architecture of the Mong people in Sapa, they are arranged in a long line. From Sapa town to Cau May is about 10km. Drive towards Lao Chai commune about 8km then go another 2-3 km to Ta Van - where there is a bridge.
The small bridge over Muong Hoa stream, on the other side is an ancient tree creating a virtual living view but "chestnuts" for young people. If you choose this is the place on your check-in list, note that you should go in the dry season because at this time the river water below will not rise too high, it will be safe to take photos on the bridge. Moreover, the pieces of wood spaced about 10cm easy to slip, so if you can't swim, you should stand at the top of the bridge to check in. Tourism must still ensure your safety offline!
If you want to discover the daily life of the ethnic groups, visit the poetic landscapes of the Northwest of our country, then Sapa would not be a bad destination. Sapa is noisy, there is a modern and also ancient. So with the places that appear in the list Topnlist Introduced in this article, Topnlist only hopes to help you not to miss interesting places of Sapa on your excursions!
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