Sapa is always beautiful in four-seasons. Sapa has a majestic, dreaming and romantic beauty. Spend your Vietnam tour in Sapa, 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. There are many interesting things tourists can do in Sapa.
Enjoy the sunrise and sunset in SaPa
In the cool morning breeze, raise the cup of coffee in hand, next to the omelet plate, looking out the window at an umbrella from the hotel with beautiful views. The gentle Sapa in the morning mist will make tourists comfortable. Then in the afternoon, Sapa is tinted with the color purple when the sun slowly disappeared behind the Hoang Lien Son. The scene is so romantic and melancholy.
Conquer Indochina peak, the Fansipan
Sa Pa is home to stunning mountain landscapes, verdant rice terraces, unique stilt villages and Indochina peak, the Fansipan. The most prominent attraction in the town of SaPa is Fansipan, which is the highest mountain in Viet Nam and it is only 19km from town. Conquering the roof of Indochina is the dream of many young people. Just a cable car up to Fansipan time will be commissioned.
Ham Rong Mountain looks down
As going to SaPa, travelers often climb up Ham Rong Mountain to enjoy a cool atmosphere and charming landscapes such as cloud ground and stone garden, gardens, garden of medicinal plants, especially the garden of various orchids and specific houses on stilts of ethnic minorities. A great deal of rocks in shape of dragon claws and fin appear to our eyes and we will think of being lost in a wonderland. Following cliff will lead us to the heaven gate I and II. Standing on the peak, you will enjoy particularly interesting landscapes around as much as you wish and throw your view farer to make the most of poetic beauty of Sapa town looming in clouds.
Take in the magnificent terraced fields in the world
Terraced fields in Sa Pa were honored as one of the major areas in the world period terraces. Nature is not only given to the people of this earth landscape and ideal climate, but also gives them the skilled hands. For hundreds of years, they weave masterpiece – this is the staircase leading to heaven.
As usual in April and May when the local people water their fields at full to prepare for a new crop, the surface of terraced fields shines like a mirror reflecting the contrast of the reddish brown of soil, the deep blue of the sky high above and the green of surrounding forests. Embankments surrounding these terraces look like threads softly lined by the painter.
In June and July, the terraced rice fields with fully-grown paddy rice and forest trees spread the green out to the entire area, from the foot to top of mountains, before disappearing in mist. The green of paddy rice grown on the terraced field makes tourists think of it as a hand-made creation of uniqueness which cannot be found anywhere else.
In September and October when autumn ends, taking SaPa Excursions, tourists can feel prosperity all over the area as rice in all terraced fields is ripe, giving the gold color. During the time, the terraced rice fields look like golden silk scarves flying over in the wind above green mountain slopes, making the mountainous landscape astonishingly beautiful.
Walk and live slowly in SaPa
Walking in SaPa area brings you unforgettable experiences in every Best North Vietnam tour. Sa Pa is one of the longest running tourist destinations in the world. Visits will be when you walk tens of kilometers, walking to noon, through the town, the village, through the rice fields, small streams, bridge to reduce speed, observe and learn about the life and culture of indigenous peoples here. The attractive tourist destination on foot include: the ancient town of SaPa, Cat Cat village, the valley of Muong Hoa, Ta Van, Ta Phin …
Love Waterfall and Love Market
From far sight, the waterfall looks like a twinkling pyramid under the sun. With a height of about 100m, it starts from the peak of Fansipan Mountain and rush noisily into the Gold Stream like a never-ending song. Under the waterfall, the Gold Stream runs along with green grass plots and bamboo clusters, forming a poetic image. The stream flows the forest endlessly, to some places that only passionate people dare to venture into.
Sa Pa’s love market has been a unique and valuable aspect in the culture of the Mong and Dao ethnic groups for a long time. Due to the distance between the villages, the market meets once a week on Sunday. There is an interesting paradox in the name Love Market. Market is for trading: buying and selling. But no one there buys love or sells it. So why do they call it Love Market? Ironically, lovers take advantages of the market to see each other. Therefore, in a nutshell, Love Market is the place where people date and express their affection. However, it is also the place where cultural activities of people in the highland occur.
The spectacular scenery of mountains and terraced rice fields, as well as the colorful ethnic culture make Sapa become one of the most attractive places in Vietnam tours.
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