Sapa is one of the most must-visit destinations in Vietnam. So what makes the remote mountainous town extraordinary special?
Sapa has a cooling climate. Located at over 1500 meters, the average annual temperature of the town is between 18 to 20 degrees Celsius.
Hence, if you visit Sapa in any season of the year, be it summer, winter, spring or autumn, you can still enjoy the cool weather and the fresh air. Besides, Sapa has many attractions around that are surely not to be missed.
At 3,143m, Fansipan Mountain is the highest mountain in Vietnam. On the way to the top of the mountain, the climbers will discover a wide variety of fascinating flora and fauna. There are forests, mountain vistas and occasional wildlife, including monkeys, mountain goats and birds.
If you don’t want to go up the hard way by climbing the mountain, now there is even a much easy way to go to the top – by cable car. Saving time and effort, you can enjoy the surreal heaven-like atmosphere right at the top of the Fansipan Mountain.
Sapa Stone Church
Sapa Stone Church is located at the center of Sapa Town. The church was built in 1895, and is considered to be the most complete architectural vintage which the French left behind. It has a rather unique design of the old times which to this day many people still visit for prayers. You certainly do not want to miss the Stone Church when you visit Sapa.
Muong Hoa Valley
Muong Hoa valley is in Hau Thao commune, about 8 km southeast of Sapa town. From the town, you will pass through a mountain pass along a high mountainous range. Tourists usually go to Muong Hoa valley as part of their travel itinerary.
The main highlight in this valley is the ancient rock that appears in many different shapes, interspersed between grass and terraced fields of ethnic minorities. You can be sure that you will feel peaceful and relaxing with the Mother Nature.
Sapa Jade Hill Resort
Sapa Jade Hill Resort & Spa is known as one of the most beautiful sights and check-in spots in this mountainous town, as it is populated with villas of red attractive roofs, delicate stone walls, and beautiful flowers.
In the early morning or evening, you can actually feel the clouds breezing through you. Besides the heavenly view, you can also try the massage and spa service for your well-deserved rest after a long day of exploration.
Ta Phin Village
People are noticeably friendly in Ta Phin Village. When you are here, you can join in the ethnic minority dance at the Ta Phin community house, a unique dance in the local village that will surely interest visitors and naturally urges to stand up and try to follow their dance steps. Moreover, you can discover the customs of the local life here, essentially providing a good opportunity to enrich yourself about the cultures in different places in Vietnam.
If you haven’t visited Sapa before, the above recommendations are sure to have helped you understand more about the town and (probably) have you booked the next earliest flight for a trip to Vietnam.