When traveling to Sapa, you should not forget to enjoy these charming features listed below, making this land so typical! This is also a must-visit for backpackers
Ham Rong Mountain
Observing the town from atop of 1800m in height on Ham Rong Mountain is an interesting experience that everyone should try in Sapa to see the town in a different perspective. Roads, hotels and resorts under your feet suddenly become small. More than that, on the Ham Rong Mountain, you can enjoy the colorful flower gardens through the rocks in Thach Lam Rock Garden.
Stone church in Sapa
Sapa Stone Church built in 1895 is considered as a hallmark of ancient architectural integrity of the French. The church has been embellished and preserved to become an integral picture of Sapa town when it comes to the town of smog.
Cat Cat Village
The distance from the town center of Sapa to Cat Cat Village is only 2 km to Cat Cat. It is the oldest village of Mongolia retaining many traditional crafts such as planting flowers, flax weaving and jewelry crafting. In particular, it retains many unique customs that other regions do not have or do not exist in original way.
Ta Phin Village
Ta Phin Village is inhabited mainly by ethnic Dao and H’Mong, along the Sa Pa town. The road to Ta Phin Village is along mountain slopes winding inside the green terraced fields. The flower clusters of peach trees, plum trees on the roadside bloom brightly in the typically cold atmosphere of the land as if welcoming guests.
Muong Hoa Valley
Far from Sapa Town about 10km towards the Southeast, Muong Hoa Valley is an attractive destination capturing many tourists to come and enjoy. It’s not difficult to recognize Muong Hoa after crossing a pass along the mountain range. Surely, visitors will be “attracted” just by the charming and picturesque beauty of earth and sky in this land.
Sapa has a bridge that was made of rattan across the romantic stream Muong Hoa. From the main road, if you want to the May Bridge, you can take the new road with many slopes and windings. The bridge famous for being built by rattan is one of the favorite destinations to domestic and international tourists.
On the way to Lai Chau, you will see Silver Waterfall impetuously rumbling down from a height of 200m into the stream in O Quy Ho the Valley, creating impressive the sounds of forests and mountains. From Silver Waterfall, you continue the trip with 3km ahead, you will see the next stop which is Dinh Deo. It offers great views up to Fansipan, and down to the unique road to Binh Lu.
After driving or trekking out of Sapa town, you will continue to go towards the North about 18 km, the road to heaven gate winding at halfway up the mountain, looming under the rays of sunlight. The part of pass is named Tram Ton, cutting through the majestic Hoang Lien Son Mountain range. Then, the heaven gate is just the top of this pass.
O Quy Ho Pass Top
This pass runs around Hoang Lien Son Range between Lao Cai and Lai Chau and through Silver Waterfall and Love Waterfall, you will have chance to visit O Quy Ho Pass that is a must-visit for adventure lovers driving dirty motorbikes. Standing on top of the pass, covered with white clouds almost all year round, you get to admire the stunning scener. With the near distance is the spectacular Hoang Lien Son Mountain range.
Sightseeing snowy scene
Actually, Vietnam is a tropical monsoon climate so snow is a strange sight to the locals. That is the reasons why those who visit Sapa maybe have their own dream of snow. Everyone wants to see the snow without traveling to France or England. Everyone wants to hold the small round snowballs in hands and throw it to each other as foreign children often do in winter. Moreover, everyone is looking forward to seeing the snow falling on the leaves or on the roof, just like it is in Korean movies that was made in the winter. The innocent and pure desire of all people could be completely satisfied when taking a tour to Sapa on the coldest days.