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To Sapa Hear The Legend of Ham Rong Mountain

As you know, Sapa is a mountainous district of Lao Cai province is one of the famous vacation destination of Vietnam for a long time, that attracts many tourists who come to explore and enjoy the amazing natural beauty of this region as well as to meet and experience local ethnic minority people with their interesting culture. This city is very well- known with Sapa Old Stone Church, Sapa Townlet, Rice Terraced Fields, Silver Waterfall, Ham Rong mountain, Cat Cat ,Lao Chai village and Ham Rong is one of the most beautiful and romantic place.

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Adjacent to the town, Ham Rong mountain is one of the musts for tourists when visiting Sapa. Being shaped like a dragon’s head dimly looming in the thin veil of the early morning, Ham Rong (Dragon Jaw) Mountain that is fine combination of man-made and natural landscape is an attractive tourist area in the center of Sapa town.

With the height of the top, there have almost no more trees, sporadic bamboo mountain and wind of dust. The average temperature Ham Rong mountain is from 15-180C, the average rainfall about from 1.800 to 2.000mm, particularly, climate has a change with the appearance of snow and frost. Ham Rong Mountain is considered as one of the potential spot for tourism and it plays the important role in the transition of economic structure of the province. It is an indispensable itinerary of tourists to Sapa. However, behind the mysterious beauty is a long history, the legend of Ham Rong Mountain. 

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Legend has it that in the distance past, all animals lived together in a chaotic environment. One day, Jade Emperor gave an order that every species of animal had to find for them an area to live. Having heard the order, they scrambled for a place to reside. The three brothers of dragon who were living in a large lake hurriedly ran to the east but could not find any place; they then ran tothe west. The two older brothers ran fast and came to the destination first. The youngest brother ran slowly and strayed into the crowds of lions, tigers and big cats. Fearing that these animals would attack it, the dragon opened its mouth to defense itself. At that time, the order of Jade Emperor was no longer available, so the three dragons petrified. The two older dragons, which were waiting for their brother, face Lao Cai City, and the youngest one raising its head and opening mouth faces the Hoang Lien Mountain Range. So the mountain is named Ham Rong (Jaw of Dragon).

Visitors to Ham Rong have chances to climb up the San May (Cloud Yard) to enjoy the panorama of Sapa Townlet, visit the orchid gardens with beautiful and colorful flowers. In addition, Ham Rong Mountain has numerous caves and stones in extraordinary shapes.
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