Top 10 Ideal Destinations in Sa Pa (Part 1)

Sapa is always beautiful in four-seasons. Sapa has a majestic, dreaming and romantic beauty. Spend your holiday on Sa Pa, you not only have a chance to enjoy the fresh air of a region of the northwest, but also visit the old French villas, 100m high Silver waterfall, learn the life of H 'Mong people in Cat Cat Village. Specially, you can take part in the “Love market” on Saturday and climb the “Heaven Gate”, “Cloud Yard” to record the images of Sapa town engulfed in fog.

Here are to 10 must – visit attractions for tourists to visit in their trip to Sa Pa.

Top 10 Ideal Destinations in Sa Pa (Part 1)
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1. Mount Fansipan – Roof of Indochina

Fansipan is the highest mountain in the region and is called the Roof of Indochina, rising to a height of 3,143m in the centre of the Hoang Lien Son Range. Located just southwest of Sapa, Fansipan climbing tours can stretch to 4 or 5 days. Fansipan attracts both professional and amateur climbers; treks up the mountain are regularly arranged by tour companies, and it is also possible to organize your own excursion with the help of local guides.

While trekking, you can enjoy the flora and fauna of the Hoang Lien Son Range on the way to the peak, which includes valuable and rare medicinal plants and trees, to various birds, deer and monkeys.

2. Ham Rong Mountain

Ham Rong Mountain, 3km from the centre of Sapa, can be reach by walking. From here you can look over Sapa to the Muong Hoa Valley, often veiled with fog. Local authorities take good care of this area and it has become one of the most popular attractions in Sapa. Easily accessible, it is called a fairyland for its many flowers, often blooming above the clouds in the valley.

3. Ancient church in Sapa

The stone church in the centre of Sapa Town was built in 1895 by French colonists. Thanks to effective preservation and restoration, the church is symbol of Sapa and you shouldn’t miss it!

4. Cat Cat Village

Cat Cat is an old ethnic minority village about 2km from Sapa Town. Many traditional crafts are still practiced here, namely growing cotton to woven fabric. Since Cat Cat Village is so near Sapa, it attracts many tourists and has recently gained recognition as a tourism destination.

5. Ta Phin Village

Ta Phin Village, over 10km north of Sapa, boasts stunning views and ethnic culture. The Red Dao people here traditionally live on making brocade. The nearby Ta Phin Cave is worth visiting, where you can view fascinating rock formations which resemble fanciful scenes like dancing fairies, fields and glittering forests.

There are many ethnic minority villages nearby, including those of the Hmong, Giay, Tay and Red Dao minority groups.

In these villages, there are many Sa Pa homestay services for tourists to get and have easier chance to enjoy wonderful landscapes and traditional dishes with local people.

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