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Located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam’s remote northwest mountains, Sapa is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity of many ethnic minorities live in and around Sapa. Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as “the Tonkinese Alps”. Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam.

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Fansipan Mountain is located 9 kilometers south-west of Sa Pa, in the Hoang Lien Mountain Range. Branded “the Roof of Indochina” at the height of 3,143m, Fansipan is one of the very few eco-tourist spots of Vietnam with about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species. It takes six or seven days to reach the 3,143m summit, the highest peak of the Indochina Peninsula. The summit of Fansipan is accessible all year round, but the best time to make the ascent is from mid-October to mid-November, and again in March. Cat Cat Village is 2 kilometers from Sa Pa town. It is an old village of H’Mong ethnic group with unique customs and practices that are lost in other villages. Visitors to Cat Cat have an opportunity to admire a lively and colorful picture. That is the image of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds. In addition to the brocade weaving craft, many residents in Cat Cat are good at making gold and silver jewelry. Their products are fairly sophisticated, especially jewelry for women. Ham Rong Mountain, which belongs to the majestic Hoang Lien Son Range, is just within Sa Pa town. It looks like a jaw of a dragon opening wide to the sky, such intoxicating scenery when the whole landscape is blanketed in the mist. Standing on green-mossed stone steps halfway to Ham Rong Mountain, tourists will see a fantastic world behind with Sa Pa town wrapped by endless white color of clouds and mist. In the distance, tourists will be amazed by some houses looming illusionary and get lost by clouds covering their legs. Silver Waterfall, or Thac Bac, lies beside National Highway no. 4D, about 12 kilometers from Sa Pa town center. Silver Waterfall is formed by sources of water from the Lo Sui Tong mountain peak. From the distance, the waterfall looks like a white dragon looking down from the sky. You can reach the Silver Waterfall by motor bike or by car in half an hour. From there you can see stunning view of the surrounding mountains and the last forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park.

Fansipan Mountain

Fansipan Mountain is located 9 kilometers south-west of Sa Pa, in the Hoang Lien Mountain Range. Branded “the Roof of Indochina” at the height of 3,143m, Fansipan is one of the very few eco-tourist spots of Vietnam with about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species. It takes six or seven days to reach the 3,143m summit, the highest peak of the Indochina Peninsula. The summit of Fansipan is accessible all year round, but the best time to make the ascent is from mid-October to mid-November, and again in March.

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Can Cau Market

Although small, it is the place where you can encounter H’mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities in colorful costumes. Set in the mountains near the Chinese border, Can Cau Market is the area where different minority groups exchange local items. You could spend the whole morning there and in the afternoon, go light trekking to nearby villages and visit the old castle of the former Hmong king.
Location 2hrs drive from Lao Cai
Ticket Free entrance
Opening hours From 6 am every Saturday

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Ta Phin Village

The village is surrounded by mountains and owns spectacular rice terraces. The best time to visit Ta Phin is in late afternoon when tourists can enjoy amazing view of sunset over the village and surrounding areas. hotel comparison Whether you choose to stay overnight in the village or just visit for a day, the locals will be happy to organize a tour. Visitors may meet locals working the field, see traditional housing, visit caves or go for a long walk through the rice paddies and mountain views.
Location 12 kilometers northeast of SaPa town
Ticket Free entrance
Opening hours Everyday

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Love Waterfall

From far sight, the waterfall looks like a twinkling pyramid under the sun. It has a height of about 100m, 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.
Location 14 kilometers to the North-West of Sa Pa town
Ticket Free entrance
Opening hours Everyday

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Muong Hoa Valley

Muong Hoa is famous for breathtaking scenery and being the largest farmland for rice growing in Sa Pa.Visitors can trek along Muong Hoa River sneaking through the valley nearby Sa Pa town. From the highest elevation of the mountain range covered by endless forest, rain water follows dozens of streams downhill, which follows across the small town and rice fields of the ethnic minority people of H’Mong, Dao and many others. They have been working on the slopping land and living their own ways for hundreds of years.
Location about 14km from town
Ticket Free entrance
Opening hours Everyday

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