Sapa is a town in Lao Cai province, Vietnam, This is a famous tourist destination from the early 20th century to the present. Nature has lovingly gifted Sapa with a landscape that is both romantic and majestic, vast with rolling mountain ranges playing with clouds to welcome the wind, and terraced fields as far as the eye can see, watching rows of pine trees standing still. Silently witness many stories from the Indochina era in the heart of the town… Sapa is “the meeting place between heaven and earth” with the most majestic natural scenery in the North. This is also the convergence of ethnic minorities living for generations. Have you come to admire and experience this exciting land yet? If not, let’s experience the great places in Sapa with Vietnam Reviewer through the article below!
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Top 10 great places you should visit when coming to Sapa
Sun World Fansipan Legend
Located in the southwest of Sa Pa town, Lao Cai province, Sun World Fansipan Legend is a top-class spiritual and cultural tourist complex in Vietnam. Fansipan cable car is a project implemented with modern and advanced technology from the world-famous cable car manufacturer Doppelmayr, designed and constructed based on international standards. From Sun World Fansipan Legend, it is easy for visitors to admire the majestic natural scenery of the Northwest mountains and forests. The climate is mild all year round
After being put into use, Sun World Fansipan Legend was recognized by Guinness as the longest and most modern three-wire cable car system in the world and the cable car system with the largest difference between departure and arrival stations. Through the cable car journey, you will be immersed in the majestic natural scenery, watching the beautiful, captivating Muong Hoa Valley. Besides, experiencing the mountain train is also an interesting point here. Departing from Sapa town, the Muong Hoa mountain train will take visitors to the majestic and poetic Northwest nature. Thanh Van Dac Lo is the location on the journey to discover the spiritual complex at Sun World Fansipan Legend, which was built according to the sophisticated and elaborate Ly Dynasty architecture. Coming here, you can also admire the Great Amitabha Buddha Statue at Sun World Fansipan, the tallest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam. This is also the place where the Buddha’s Jade Relics are kept – sacred dharma treasures given to Vinh Nghiem communal house by monks from Myanmar. In the seven-story crystal tower in the middle of an ancient and solemn space, Jade Buddha Relics shimmer, making the journey toward the Northwest of Buddhists more joyful and meaningful.
- Address: Sun World Fansipan Legend Tourist Area Nguyen Chi Thanh, Sa Pa, Lao Cai
- Phone: 0948 309 999 & 021 4381 8888
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: https://fansipanlegend.sunworld.vn/
- Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/SunWorldFansipanLegend/
- Opening hours: 08:30 – 15:30
Cat Cat Village
Sapa cloud paradise – the pride of the Northwest mountains and forests is no longer a stranger to domestic and foreign tourists. Amidst the majestic natural scenery of wild mountains and forests, there is a small, beautiful rustic village that anyone who comes to Sapa must definitely visit. That is the attractive Cat Cat village with simple wooden houses, small gurgling streams, colorful brocades, and simple small ethnic people. Cat Cat village is located in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district, about 2km from the center of Sapa town to the gate of the village. You can choose to walk, which can combine mountain views and admire the entire village from above. Cat Cat Village tourist area has many interesting and attractive things for you to explore. From small roads, tiny houses, craft villages, waterfalls, and streams, Gem valley in Cat Cat village.
On the journey to explore Cat Cat village, there are 2 roads that will definitely leave you with the most impression. This is the road to Cat Cat village and the stairway from the gate of Cat Cat village leads to the inside of the village. On the nearly 2 km road leading to the village, you will not be impatient, instead, you will be captivated by the sky and earth scenery surrounding it. On one side are the high mountain ranges, and on the other side is the Sapa Valley which appears with immense terraced fields, the most beautiful Sapa cafe in town. This road is quite steep and at a higher altitude than Cat Cat village, so you will be able to see the entire village from above with houses close together blending in with the flowers and trees. Stepping through the gate leading to Cat Cat, you will be surprised by the wide staircase, only large enough for two rows of people, and paved with polished stone. The quite steep road nestled between two rows of houses creates a beautiful scene.
- Address: Cat Cat Village, Sapa, Lao Cai
- Phone: 0886 381 188
- Email: Truyenthongcatcat@gmail.com
- Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/BanCatCat.Sapa02/
Swing SaPa is a location located right near the center of Sapa Town. This location is about 3.6 km from Sapa Stone Church. Coming to Swing SaPa, you will enjoy an excellent view, looking straight down at Hoang Lien Son National Park from above. The whole small town seemed to be captured in the eyes. Covered in a romantic sea of mist and clouds, the scenery here is even more romantic and captivating than ever. This is an extremely attractive destination. Young people especially come here to enjoy the scenery and take wonderful photos.
Immerse yourself in the poetic and magical space at Swing SaPa, standing high above, you will have all the feelings of cool nature, with the charming natural scenery of mountains and forests. The design of the scenery at Swing SaPa is inspired by Swing Bali, this place is compared to a “miniature Da Lat” in the heart of Lao Cai, even “mini Bali”. Coming here, visitors can not only see with their own eyes a giant oil painting but also enjoy the fresh, pleasant air of the mountains and forests. Swing Sapa also “integrates” the fairy scene of the desert island of Bali, which is the statues of two people’s heads, which many people also call “lover’s head statues”. Another interesting experience when stopping at Swing SaPa is cloud hunting. Each cloud of pink or white light slowly covers from the top of the mountain to the valleys on the hills. There is only one word to describe this scene, breathtakingly beautiful!
- Address: 98 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Sapa, Lao Cai
- Phone: 0842 887 888
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/SwingSaPa/
- Opening hours: 07:30 – 18:30
Fansipan Peak – The Roof of Indochina
Fansipan Peak – The roof of Indochina is about 9 km southwest of Sapa town, bordering Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces, beautiful all year round because each season will have its own characteristics and brings interesting experiences. taste. However, the most popular times are around September – November and March – May. At this time, the weather is dry, convenient for the journey and the natural scenery is also breathtakingly beautiful. From September to October, this is the ripe rice season (also known as the golden season) in Sapa in particular and the Northwest region in general. If you want to stand on the Hoang Lien Son range and admire the shiny golden terraced fields, don’t forget to schedule your trip now! From October to February: This is the time when it is easy to snow in the Fansipan and Sapa areas and is the flower season of the Northwest mountains and forests. Even though this is the most attractive tourist season in the region, you also need to note that weather conditions can affect services as well as make the journey of discovery difficult. Therefore, regularly update weather information to plan for the best possible situations!
From March to May is the season of hundreds of flowers blooming like peach blossoms, plum blossoms… especially brilliant azalea flowers! This place has more than 50 species of azalea flowers with extremely diverse and unique colors and shapes. From June to August, when the whole country enters the warm summer months, the Fansipan area in the Northwest enters the rainy season. June is the season when river and stream water flows into the fields. Shrimp, fish, crabs, eels, frogs, frogs… also grow and prosper this season. In particular, grilled fish is a must-try specialty in the Northwest this season. Coming here, you will conquer Fansipan Peak with an adventurous climbing journey. This is a journey for young people who are passionate about exploring and conquering challenges because the journey to Fansipan Peak – the 3,143m high Roof of Indochina is not simple or easy. You need to prepare your health, endurance, and resilient spirit. Although it is difficult, the results achieved when reaching the top of the mountain are extremely worthy and unforgettable!
- Address: Sapa, Lao Cai
- Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/fansipan.laocai/
Ta Phin Village
Ta Phin village is a village of the Red Dao people, bringing differences in house architecture, home decoration, writing, costumes, jewelry, and especially customs and festivals. The goods of the Dao women for sale are backpacks, travel coats, towels, handbags… Especially brocade is an indispensable gift for tourists every time they come to Sapa. The pattern lines shown on the brocade are the quintessence of the culture imbued with national identity, making the Sapa brocade more different from other types of brocades of other regions. Not only is it a place of majestic natural beauty, Ta Phin village is also famous for its medicinal bath service to make skin firm and healthy, or you can buy precious brocade fabrics as gifts for your family and friends.
Besides, in Ta Phin village, there are many photo spots such as Ta Phin monastery in Sapa and Ta Phin cave – where there is a limestone mountain range and a branch of the Hoang Lien Son range. With a height of about 5m and a width of 3m, it opens a path through the ground and there are many beautiful stalactites under the cave. Besides, there is a suspension bridge over Muong Hoa stream that brings attractive beauty along with azalea flowers as a highlight to attract young people to come here to check in. In Ta Phin village, there are also special dishes with the traditional flavors of the people here such as braised pork belly, fried chicken with lemongrass, and pork soup cooked with bamboo shoots and crocodiles… Coming to Ta Phin village, Sapa, Visitors will understand more about the customs, practices, and daily life of people such as wedding ceremonies, Bai Tram dance rituals, catching three bars, buying bells, singing love songs…
- Address: Ta Phin village, Sapa, Lao Cai
- Email: email@example.com
- Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/taphinvillage/
Sapa Stone Church
Sapa Stone Church, also known as the stone church or the church of Our Lady of the Rosary, is located in the center of Sapa town, built by the French in the early 20th century. Before laying the first foundation bricks for the work. In this case, French architects have carefully selected the terrain for construction. The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary is located in a prime location with the back of Ham Rong mountain shielding, the front is a large and flat land, which can develop many cultural works for social activities. Hoi An, standing on all four sides, can observe the relic, along with two other architectural works also built by the French, Chu Cau Villa (now Hoang Lien Hotel) and the old district Party Committee (now known as Hoang Lien Hotel). headquarters of Lao Cai Tourist Information Center) forms a symmetrical triangle with separate French-style architecture.
The shape and architecture of Sapa Stone Church was built in the shape of a cross according to Roman Gothic architecture. That architecture is reflected in the roof, bell tower, arch, etc., all of which are pyramidal shapes that give the building an elegant flight. The whole church is built of hewn stone (walls, floor, bell tower, churchyard, surrounding embankment) linked together by a mixture of sand, lime, and molasses. The wall of the right wing of the cross is roughened like a flowing stalactite, adding to the natural beauty of the monument. The roof is tiled, and the ceiling is made of straw lime (now renewed). The ceiling in the steeple (near the bell) is a mixture of lime, straw, and iron, never repaired. With a total area of the church campus of more than 6,000 m2, tourists in Sapa can visit the areas including the church area, the parish house, the monk’s house, the livestock house, the angel house, the courtyard to the west front, fence, Holy Garden.
- Address: Sapa Ward, Sapa, Lao Cai
- Phone: 0912 234 500
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.sapachurch.org/en/
- Opening hours: 08:00–18:00
Heaven’s Gate O Quy Ho Pass
Heaven Gate O Quy Ho Pass is known as one of the famous Sapa tourist attractions indispensable to attracting the attention of domestic and foreign tourists. Especially for backpackers who want to conquer the Pass when coming to this Northwest region. The climate here has two distinct seasons, with summer on Heaven’s Gate being relatively comfortable and cool. In winter, clouds and cold cover the entire Sapa heaven gate, creating a mysterious and poetic space. However, in winter, it is difficult for visitors to avoid problems when the humid air. If tourists intend to come here, they should choose the time from September to November, this is the beginning of the season change, the most pleasant weather of the year. This time is also the time when the season is ripe on the terraced fields, visitors coming here can fully enjoy the beauty of Sapa.
On the way up the pass, visitors will be overwhelmed by the magical scene behind them. Appearing before the eyes of visitors are the poetic terraced fields, the immense green of the mountains, and the limestone mountains standing in a gray color. With a length of nearly 50 km, this place is one of the passes that holds the record for the length in the Northwest mountains of Vietnam. Located at an altitude of 2000m with an average temperature of only 15 to 18 degrees Celsius, this place has long become a great place to avoid the heat of lowland people from the South to the North and international tourists. Standing on the O Quy Ho Pass Heaven Gate, you can have a panoramic view of the vast valley below with green terraced fields, in the distance is Silver Waterfall – one of the famous places to visit in Sapa. language. All have created a wonderful natural scene like a watercolor painting.
- Address: Heaven’s Gate, O Quy Ho Pass, Sapa, Lao Cai
- Phone: 0969 669 299 & 0967 359 329
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: https://www.congtroioquyho.com/
Ta Van Village
If you like bustling and noisy places like the city, perhaps Ta Van Village is not for you. Ta Van only has rice fields with no beginning or end in sight, rustic thatched houses with mud walls, and tiny roads that are still covered by bushes and grass… Yet when you blend in As one, this place suddenly has a strange attraction to those who love to travel. Ta Van village is inhabited by Mong, Red Dao, and Giay people. Instead of other tourist destinations, local people will join the tourism business and tourists. However, Ta Van is different, apart from homestay businesses, their life still goes on as normal, still making friends with farming and for them, tourists are like a guest stopping by come and go again.
If you have the opportunity to stay here for a long time, you will gradually absorb and love the fresh air and gentle pace of life of the people here. The life of the Ta Van ethnic people is very simple, with very mysterious cultural identities that you may not have heard of. Wandering on narrow dirt roads next to ripe terraced rice fields layered with layers of fragrant aroma. Watching the children of the ethnic minorities playing with mud and playing, riding buffaloes to the fields. Come to Ta Van Giay village – the oldest village in Ta Van, located in the territory of Hoang Lien National Park. Experience life in the thatched houses of the people of Ta Van village. The houses nestled on the side of the mountain and hillside seem fragile and breakable, but they have existed for nearly a hundred years. Try drinking a few cups of wine together, and chatting with them to better understand the daily lives of those lovely people.
- Address: Ta Van Commune, Sapa, Lao Cai
Located about 12 km from Sapa Town in the direction of Dien Bien – Lai Chau province, Silver Waterfall is a famous place that everyone who comes to Sapa must visit once. The waterfall has a prime location, located in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa, Lao Cai – where there is a convenient traffic route next to National Highway 4D heading to Lai Chau. Discovering Silver Waterfall will definitely be an emotional journey that you will never forget, creating memories for the rest of your life. The landscape along the journey to discover Thac Bac also makes people admire the vast pine forests, chayote gardens stretching on towering hillsides, and vast green rice fields all year round… everywhere is the green color of a strong, vibrant life. Looking at the mountain scenery makes people become calmer and more peaceful and allows them to forget worries and worries. The journey to Thac Bac was also shortened to just a moment.
Silver Waterfall is the upstream stream of Ca Hoa Stream (also known as Muong Hoa Stream) up to 200m high. On beautiful sunny days, standing from afar from Ham Rong Mountain, Silver Waterfall is like a silver thread, sparkling so brightly that people have to rub their eyes because they don’t know if they are in reality or a dream. When the cold winter comes, the whole scene of Bac Waterfall is covered with a thick layer of white snow, up to 15 cm thick. This is also considered one of the most beautiful places to watch snowfall in Vietnam and attracts a lot of attention from young people. From far to near, the sound of water flowing more and more sobbing. Before I arrived, I heard the sound of a violin, coming closer like a powerful, yet equally pleasant song. Near the foot of the slope leading to Silver Falls is a salmon hatchery production center – a place that supplies a large amount of fresh salmon to restaurants in Sapa and a cold-water seafood research station in Vietnam. Also not far from Silver Waterfall, only about 2 km is Tram Ton – where you can start the journey to conquer Fansipan Peak – the roof of Indochina famous all over the world.
- Address: San Sa Ho Commune, Sapa, Lao Cai
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