Sapa

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  • Location: northwest part of Vietnam
  • Status: a part of Lao Cai province
  • Population: 8,975 (2009 census)
  • Area: 24.02 square kilometers
  • Most well-known for its rich culture, beautyful and peaceful mountainous landscape and the variaty of ethnic minorities

Sapa located in the north - west of Vietnam, about 350 km from Hanoi. It belongs to Lao Cai province, which a modest land but hides many wonders of the natural scene. The natural beauty of Sapa is combined with human creativity, the topography of the mountains, green forests, which creates romantic spot.

Sapa lies at altitude of 1500-1650m, it has invaluable resources with cool and fresh air, the climate is moderate and rainy in summer (May-August) and foggy with occasional snowfalls in winter. Sapa has temperate climate; weather in town has four seasons: the morning likes spring; the afternoon likes summer with sunny; the evening has fog as the autumn and the cold of winter. It is highly seasonal, with a subtropical climate in the summer and a temperate climate during the winter. Mean annual temperature for Sapa town is 15.4°C, with a maximum of 29.4°C and a minimum of 1°C.

Sapa has a great diversity of ethnic minorities; the total population is 36,000 people that consist mostly of minority groups. Each ethnic group has a difference in dress, lifestyle, customs, and methods of cultivation together with the distinct cultural identity. With 6 ethnic groups reside, each ethnic has its own culture with a festival such as "Roong Poc" of Giay, "Sai San" of H'Mong, "Tet jump" of Dao Do, which is held annually in May.

Sapa has Fan Si Pan at a height of 3142m above sea level that is the highest mountain in Vietnam. Tourists can visit Ham Rong mountain, any visitors can also see the whole town from here along with Muong Hoa valley, Sa Pa, Cat Cat, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ta Phin that hidden in the mist. Sapa tour also has old church in town and goes from to the northeast on the road to Ta Phin. From Sapa town to the west about 12 kilometers on the road to Lai Chau, we will see Silver Waterfall with water rushing down from a height of 200m. In addition, SaPa is the "kingdom" of fruit such as purple plum, peach, peach blossom with small and big yellow size. Sapa's fair starts on Sunday at the district capital. People must go to fair on Saturday. On Saturday evening, everyone can enjoy the folk songs of the Mong, Dao.

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Sapa Tours

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Let’s start a family-friendly tour through the best of Vietnam, including nature exploration and culture experience of modern life, with more traditional gems that you will never forget. Starting in the sedate capital...

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We will start the tour from Northern Vietnam in Hanoi, Sapa and Halong Bay with antique Water Puppet Show and a city tour to historic relics, with happily trekking time in mountainous Sapa, and the relaxing time in...

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  • · Walk through the vibrant Old Quarter in Hanoi with colorful local stores and delightful coffee shop
  • · Blow your mind in magnificent trekking route in Sapa
  • · Once-in-a-life-time trip to colorful ethnic Sunday Bac Ha market (Lao Cai Province)
  • · Unforgettable experience with various local transfer: Night train to Sapa, Cyclo riding in Hanoi Old Quarter, Boat trip in Trang An, Cruise trip in Halong Bay
  • · A comfortable trip with top choice accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi, Halong Bay cruise, private coach
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  • · Conquer the Roof of Indochina with the height of 3,143 meters
  • · Trek your way through small trails and spectacular scenery of Sapa
  • · Stop by some ethnic villages of Cat Cat, Lao Chai and Ta Van
  • · Learn about the culture and daily life of Black Hmong and Giay minority in hill tribe villages
  • · Take in the wild nature and meet local people on the way
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  • · Discover spectacular landscapes of the Hoang Lien mountain range and Muong Hoa Valley by trekking
  • · Stop by colorful hill tribe villages and communicate with local ethnic people
  • · Learn about unique culture, custom and way of living of the Black Hmong, Giay and Red Zao ethnic peoples
  • · Savour many traditional dishes made from local ingredients
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  • · Trek and enjoy breathtaking scenery of the mountainous area
  • · Spend the night in local house of Giay minority and communicate with local people
  • · Witness the bustling market of different and colorful ethnic minorities in Bac Ha
  • · Taste the flavors of the region through its authentic traditinal dishes
  • · Visit tribal villages and meet local people from ethnic minorities such as Black Hmong, Giay, Red Dao,…
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  • · Enjoy traditional Water Puppet Show telling intereting stories about the countryside of Vietnam with nice puppets, talented troupe of musicians and puppet masters
  • · Loads of fun when joining the busy traffic of Hanoi by cyclo trip
  • · Go trekking to the mountainous area: Mu Cang Chai, Che Cu Nha, Sapa, etc
  • · Witness in person the magnificent of untouched nature
  • · Amazing open space of terrace fields
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Things To See In Sapa

Fan Si Pan Mountain Fan Si Pan Mountain
Hoang Lien Son is a mountain range in the northwest of Vietnam. The Hoang Lien...
Ham Rong Mountain Ham Rong Mountain
A famous spot is known for beautiful scenery of Sapa which is Ham Rong...
Muong Hoa Valley Muong Hoa Valley
Hoa stream flows along the Muong Hoa valley, extends throughout the Lao Chai,...
Silver Waterfall Silver Waterfall
Silver Waterfall is far about 15 kilometers from Sapa toward Lai Chau; tourists...
Ta Phin Ta Phin
When tourists come to Sapa, they can not miss the opportunities to explore Ta...
Cat Cat Cat Cat
From Sapa town center fo Cat Cat is only 2 kilometers. It is the oldest of the...
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Things To Eat In Sapa

Sapa Cap Nach Pigs Sapa Cap Nach Pigs
At the fair of Lao Cai, you can easily see local people selling small pigs...
Sapa Chinese Black Mushroom Sapa Chinese Black Mushroom
Sapa has cool temperature which is the invaluable resources that heaven has...
Sapa Pau Play Day Cake Sapa Pau Play Day Cake
Round sticky rice cake is made from glutinous rice. Glutinous rice is soaked in...
Sapa Thang Co Sapa Thang Co
"Thang co" is one of the most famous dishes of the H'Mong in the northwest of...
Sapa Fructus Crataegi Wine Sapa Fructus Crataegi Wine
Fructus Crataegi wine is unique wine. Fructus Crataegi is soaked very carefully...
Khang Gai Dried Meat in Sapa Khang Gai Dried Meat in Sapa
The meat of horses, pigs are usually hung up by the H'Mong. These meat will be...
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Things To Do In Sapa

Entertainment in Sapa Entertainment in Sapa
With only motorbike, tourists can easily visit most of the landscape around the...
Sapa Nightlife Sapa Nightlife
In the evening, around the church, there have a lot of restaurants and fun...
Shopping in Sapa Shopping in Sapa
The center of Sapa (near the Stone Church) ethnic minorities sell goods such...
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