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Tram Ton Pass: the best point view in Sapa

Sa Pa is famous for its picturesque mountain scenery, green valleys, traditional villages of ethnic minority people, bamboo forest and terraced fields. To feel the beauty of this place, visitors need to climb Tram Ton Pass (Heaven Gate) - the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. Belong to Sapa, the most picturesque mountainous town being well-recognized in the world, from the highest peak near the border between two provinces, Lao Cai and Lai Chau, right on the highway 4D crossing the Hoang Lien Son Mountain range, Tram Ton Pass is the signature symbol of harmony between the majestic beauty of nature, and love historically spreading out from a legend love story of the presence of a bird crying over time for an unfortunate couple in here. 

Tram Ton Pass: the best point view in Sapa
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As the longest, most dangerous and imposing passageway in the mountainous North of Vietnam, with nearly 2000m in height and a length up to 50 km longer than the Pha Din Pass (32 km, located on the boundary of Son La and Dien Bien) and Khau Phan pass (nearly 40 km, Yen Bai), Tram Ton Pass has officially marked itself not only as the ideal destination for people who design to admire beautiful sceneries, but also the King of Pass for backpacking tourists conquering its arduous terrain. Also, thanks to the elevation of Hoang Lien Son Mountain range, tourists possibly experience the typical two-seasonal weather only in here from two sides of the mountains. 

In winter, it is warmly on the side of Tam Duong while biting wind and dense frost cover all the side of Sa Pa, even not more than 2m in visibility and mountain and forests are being suck in clouds. Especially, in the cold weather, its peak appears whitely with full of snow. In summer, fresh and cool climate is the highlight of its weather pattern on the side of Sapa, but it is dry in the side of Tam Duong with appearance of green grasses under the brightest sunshine. 

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Out of the Sapa town, towards North side about 18 km, the road to the Tram Ton impresses tourists with twisted and turned terrain in the middle of row on row of mountains sneaking among majestic Hoang Lien Son mountains. Standing on the gate of heaven, the top of this pass, in the middle of the sky, tourists can broaden their mind with the vastly spacious valley with extremely green fields, the road with full of car running in a non-stopped moving queue, and the beautiful Silver waterfalls far away. For those, only from this heavenly gate, tourists can admire all the magnificence of the Phan Si Pan. In addition, for pedestrians on the way from Sa Pa to visit the Silver Falls, crossing the gate of Hoang Lien Son National Park with Tram Ton Forestry Point, one of the starting point of the route to conquer the peak of Phan Xi Pang with the height of 1940m, about 12 km to the top of the Tram Ton Pass, is the best decision for tourists to challenge themselves with arduous terrain and enjoy the beautiful sceneries in here at an altitude of nearly 2000m.

Tram Ton Pass is the dividing line between two great weather fronts – and it is said that one could literally see the air. It is not a common experience that you can have in other places in Vietnam. The journey of conquering Ton Ton Pass and the attractive destinations of Sapa will bring you to the best experience. See itinerary detail at: http://sapatoursfromhanoi.com/tour/highlight-sapa-trekking-tour-2-days-3nights/
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