The Roof of Indochina - Fansipan, Vietnam

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Locating nearby Sapa town in Lao Cai, Fansipan Peak is famous to almost travellers for its height 3143m as the roof of Indochina. Reaching this Indochina roof after overcoming difficulties may not just give you the absolute victory feeling but certainly bring you with breathtaking natural scenes, spectacular beauty of clouds on Hoang Lien Mountains and cultural life moment of ethnic minorities in the Northwest area.

The Roof of Indochina - Fansipan, Vietnam
Photo by Vietnam Typical Tours team
Fansipan Peak is now a familiar name to many climbers. Conquering Fansipan peak can be implemented through Sapa tour provided by a reliable and professional tourism company or by the climbers themselves with the support of the natives.

According to scientists, Fansipan was formed 100 million years ago. The flora in the mountain is so diverse with 1,680 species of plants. Types of plants depend on altitude: on the foot is home to jackfruit tree, cotton tree (bombax ceiba), pterocarya; the name Coc Mit (jackfruit tree valley) and Coc Gao (bombax ceiba tree valley may be originated from this feature. Lower than 700m are covered by vast rainforest; Gymnosperms (seed-bearing plants) like  fokienia, pine tree are found at the height of 700m to over 2000m. At 2.963m is lying a milestone by French that they had conquered in 1905. Climbing on the peak, visitors will be impressed by colourful flowers such as rose, chrysanthemums, various kind of orchid and other wild flowers.  

However, now to conquer Fansipan is not just walking or cable car with expensive expensive. Mountain climbing train on the Fansipan peak offers visitors easy access to  Fansipan mount and many options.

The path of the train to climb is designed curved in the shape of arc and go through a tunnel under the great Buddha, bring visitors the feelings of suspense because of the difference in height and enjoy the Covered panoramic view of nature at the top of Fansipan.

The best time to climbing the mountain and contemplate the splendid landscape is from September to March in next year. February, when all wild flowers are coming into bloom, a lot of people go there to capture the most beautiful moment of year. 

Fansipan is the pride of Vietnamese people, and also the gift dedicated to guests from Vietnam nature.

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