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Sapa attractions/ Places to visit in Sapa

If you are fond of adventure tours, Sapa is one of the “must-see” in your list. Located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam’s remote northwest mountains. This place is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. This actually 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

Here are some Sapa attractions

Sapa Old Church:

On the list of Sapa attractions, Sapa Old church is on the Top. Located in the center of Sapa is an ancient monastery, magnificent and mysterious, built by the French in the late eighteenth century. The architectural imprint of the French remains the most complete. Anyone who saw it will surprise that the period had an extraordinarily fussy.

Cat Cat Village:

As one of the most attractive scenics in Sapa, the premier trekking base of Vietnam, Cat Cat is a lovely village with peaceful views and distinctive customs and practices of the H’Mong ethnic tribe. Surrounded by rice terraces and rolling green hills, Cat Cat village is a great place for trekking and sightseeing, also to experience the way of life in the mountainous area. Along the way getting to Cat Cat village, tourists may also witness the picturesque scenes of Sapa, including mighty mountains, immense forests, amazing terraced fields, beautiful valleys, and dazzling waterfalls. Spend a day in Cat Cat village, you will never regret your choice.

Ta Van village:

This is actually a small community with hospitable, amiable and friendly people living together at peace. They scatter at the foot of the mountain, the valleys or along the streams. They live on growing rice and producing instruments as well as engraved silver.

In Ta Van village, tourist will be overwhelmed by the quiet space and extremely peaceful that contrast completely when in the center of Sapa. The rice terraced fields with the color of the trees make the landscape very attractive and special.

Ta Phin village:

This place has a beautiful natural landscape, rich cultural traits of the ethnic identity of the Red Dao people with brocade. Coming to Ta Phin village, you can visit the nearby Ta Phin cave. In the cave, there are many interesting stalactites shaped like dancing, fairy sitting, distant fields, sparkling forests …

Sin Chai village:

The village is located in San Sa Ho commune, about 4 km from the center of Sapa town. This village has not been much tourism exploitation. So it still retains its original untouched nature. This is a black Hmong village with a population of about 1400 people.

From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to return to Sapa. Sin Chai is a village of the Red Dao ethnic people, whose women wear beautifully GG clothes with distinctive silver jewelry and an enormous red turban.

Sapa attractions

Muong Hoa Valley & Ancient Rock:

Muong Hoa Valley is in Hau Thao commune, about 8km southeast of Sapa town. From Sapa town, passing a mountain pass along the high mountain range, Sapa tourists will come to Muong Hoa valley.

This valley is an ancient stone beach with many different shapes, interspersed between trees and terraced fields of ethnic minorities. Hundreds of sandstone carved with figures and strange characters have not been identified yet.

Sapa attractions

Fansipan :

At an altitude of 3,143 m above sea level, Mount Fansipan is known as the Roof of Indochina. Sunny, cloudy, windy and mountain seem to form vivid and colorful harmony. Admiring the fairy-tale setting at sunrise or sunset on the mountain is always an unforgettable experience for nature lovers.

Sapa attractions

Ham Rong Mountain:

Located in the center of Sapa town, the Ham Rong tourist resort is an attractive trekking tourist area in the central area.  From the foot of the mountain, you walk up to the top of the mountain. Along the way, you will encounter many beautiful flowers, especially peach blossoms.

When you go to the top of the mountain, you will stand in the cloudy yard to admire the panoramic view of Sapa town below. The scenery is extremely spectacular.

Sapa attractions

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