Explore Sapa - A fanciful foggy town
Sapa with the cool climate all year round is an attractive destination in Vietnam travel tours for mountain lovers and those who want to experience the wildlife of the Northwest. If you love traveling, do not miss Sapa!
Where is Sapa located?
Sapa is a highland district of Lao Cai province with a natural area of 68,329 ha, accounting for 8.24% of the area of the province. Sapa is located in the geographical coordinates of 220 07'04 '' to 220 28'46 '' north and 1030 43'28 '' to 104004'15 '' east.
It borders Bat Xat district to the north, Van Ban district to the south, Bao Thang district to the east, Than Uyen district and Lai Chau province to the west. Sapa district has 17 communes and 1 town. Sapa town is the center of the district is 35 km southwest of Lao Cai. Situated on the National Highway 4D from Lao Cai to Lai Chau, Sapa is the gateway between the northeast and northwest.
The ideal time to visit Sapa
Spring: In Sapa, there are many kinds of flowers such as peach and plum blooming. If you want to go for a peach look, you should find out carefully before coming because the weather every year is different.
Peach flower will bloom sooner or later than the previous years so you can lose the opportunity to admire the beauty of this flower. Tourists should travel Sapa between February and April or the first week of May.
Rice season: If you want to go on holiday combined with admiring the ripe rice, you should visit here from July to September. The weather in October - December may be cold and foggy. At that time, this is the water season so the waterfall will flow very strong and majestic.
Terrace rice fields in Sapa
Winter: The winter in Sapa is very cold. In recent years, the weather is so harsh that there is a lot of snows. The exact date of the snowfall cannot be determined, so you have to keep track of the local people in Sapa (or maybe the hotel you plan to stay in), through the media or the TV.
The famous tourist destinations in Sapa
Fansipan Mount is known as "the roof of Indochina" because of its height 3,143m. This is the most favorite destination in Vietnam travel tours as well as in Sapa because people enjoy the feeling of standing on the top and watching the sky in the fanciful mist.
To conquer this mountain peak, you will take 6 to 7 days to climb. However, there is now the cable car to Fansipan peak and it only takes about 15 minutes. Standing on the altitude of over 3000m, it must have been the feeling that many people are curious and desirable to be conquered once when traveling Sapa.
Sapa ancient stone church
Also one of the most attractive destinations in Sapa, the ancient stone church impresses with the design of French architecture and the unique beauty. It is a Gothic style with dome and many glass windows. In it, these windows are the drawings of the life of Jesus. Do not forget to visit the ancient stone church when coming to Sapa!
Sapa Stone Church
Speaking of tourist attractions in Sapa, people certainly remember Silver Waterfall - a beautiful waterfall with a height of over 200m from the upstream of Muong Hoa stream. Indigenous people here say that the best point to admire the Silver Waterfall is the peak of Ham Rong Mountain. You can see the Silver Waterfall like white silk pouring water down at the foot of the mountain from above. You will have the feeling of cleaning up the daily worries when watching it.
O Quy Ho peak
Quy Ho peak always attracts tourists because this is the ideal place to watch the breathtaking sunset when traveling Sapa. As the sun goes down, sitting on the top of O Quy Ho, you will admire a very romantic scene, a picture that anyone also feels that their heart misses a beat.
Cat Cat village
Cat Cat village is a small village for the Mong people. This is an excellent place for eco-tourism in Sapa with a peaceful village setting, ripe rice terraced fields, and corn fields. In addition, many traditional crafts here such as weaving and cotton cultivation are still kept intact. Not only that, but Cat Cat also owns the majestic Tien Sa waterfall with the strange beauty, so no one refused once to explore this village.
Cat Cat village
Sapa love market
Every Saturday every week, Sapa love market takes place in an exciting atmosphere with many special activities. This is the market for young men and women in the village to meet, exchange and show their talents such as blowing pan, dancing, and singing. There are many couples through this love market. If you come to Sapa on Saturday, do not miss the opportunity to participate in this market to explore a unique culture of indigenous people here.
Some must-try dishes in Sapa
When traveling to Sapa, if you miss this specialty, it is a waste of delicious and cheap food in Sapa. From the restaurant, the hotel, to the roadside restaurants, all serve this unique dish.
Seven-color steamed sticky rice
Another specialty in Sapa is the seven-color sticky rice. The seven-color sticky rice is the traditional food of the Nung ethnic group in Sapa. The seven-color sticky rice is the most delicious when eaten with black sesame and salt and grilled barbecue.
Colorful sticky rice
Buffalo meat hanging up the kitchen
This is the most famous northwest dish. Buffalo meat hanging up the kitchen looking outside will be dark brown but when turned, it will have the natural red.
Sapa stream fish
Coming to Sapa, you should not miss fried fish or grilled stream fish. The stream fish here is 2-3 inches long. The stream fish has a lot of bones so people in the highlands only fry crispy to eat both meat and bone, not cook, stew or steam.
If you are looking for an ideal place to take a rest in the hot summer days, Sapa will be the best choice. To know more information about Vietnam travel tours, via our website. Share this article if it is useful. Have a nice trip!