Vietnam’s top highland destination boasts a poetic yet dramatic beauties to all visitors who come to admire the natural scenery of the land. But that is not all what Sapa can offer – the authentic cultural appeals from the local ethnics everyday proudly practicing their traditions and customs have made Sapa the worthiest destination on the northwest of Vietnam.
Sapa Town was established by the French in 1922 as a hill station but first inhabited by the people history has no records of. Nowadays, Sapa is a frontier township, the capital of Lao Cai province, a home to multiple highland tribal groups such as Hmong, Yao, Pho Lu and Tay living and prospering in harmony. Come to any fair market in Sapa, you can see the vibrant sights of ethnic people in their traditional costumes busily purchasing their humble highland products, at the same time smiling so brightly to welcome visitors.
The highland town has to its own a romantic feeling but at times it can be quite bustling, living up to its own reputation as a tourist hub of the north. Travelers from all over the world on their way head to ‘The Roof of Indochina’ Fansipan, best trekking spots like Cat Cat or Ta Van, the natural wonder Silver Waterfall and many more.
In our travel guide to Sapa, you can find most updated information on Sapa attractions, things to do, travel tips and best choices for restaurants and accommodation.
DestinationsHanoi / Nghia Lo / Mu Cang ...
Tour styleActive & adventure tour
Price from US$ 470 / person
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