Are you planning about a Sapa tour but you do not know should choose the places to discover make your trip become wonderful ! Hereafter VietNam Typical Tours will recommend “Top 4 unexpected places for travelers during Sapa tours”, to you can prepare your fantastic trip to Sapa.
If you are adventure lover, trekking to Fansipan is the best choice in your Sapa tour. Fansipan is branded “the Roof of Indochina” at the height of 3, 143m; Fansipan is to be approved as one of the very few eco-tourist spots of Vietnam, with about 2, 024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species. From Fansipan, you can see Muong Hoa Valley, at the lowest altitude (950-1, 000m), very interesting.
Colourful ethnic minority market in Bac Ha
Following a comment from our travelers saying that: The trip to Bac Ha Market was amazing! On the way, the scenery was beautiful and the local people were so friendly. I will come back again !. Let’s once visit Bac Ha market and you will be able to experience a wide range of different colorful ethnic minorities and more interesting things of life in the mountains.
The market of Bac Ha is considered as the biggest one in the highlands where many different ethnic groups such as Flower H’mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities gather to buy and sell local products that are rarely found elsewhere. The market fair is also an opportunity for local ethnic groups in their tradditional dresses to come and meet, for relatives to reunite after a long time missing, for women to demonstrate their beautiful handmade, traditional costumes and even for youngsters to find their lovers. To reach the market, many ethnic vendors have to walk a long distance passing mountains and hills.Yet the distance has never discouraged them from joining the Sunday colorful market. This market is undoubtedly the most colorful of all the region and less frequented by tourists than the Sapa market.
The typical product sections in Bac Ha Market
• The market area specializing in textile, fabrics and materials for making ethnic costumes
• Grocery market
• Area of horse selling
• Market of farm animals (chickens, hens, pigs, buffaloes, etc…)
• Restaurant area (open-section restaurants of different local dishes )
• Market of birds
• Crafts and forging market
Ban Pho Village
This is villages of Hmong , home to one of the friendliest tribes in Southeast Asia. In Sapa, there are many villages to visit, yet Ban Pho stands out for the ancient Mongolian Bac Ha population and their celebrated corn-based wine, and should definitely be listed as one of our checkpoints during Sapa tours.
Situated on a mountain cliff side, the rooftops of nearly 500 village homes (98% Mongolian) appear as nests along the escarpment. It’s here where the beauty of the highlands is most captivating, and paired with the serene village backdrop makes a lasting impression. Ban Pho village is ideal for a day-trip, and if you arrive in the early morning for a look around the shops and stalls, you’ll likely be invited in by a family for lunch – just be warned that the extreme pride Ban Pho villagers have for their corn wine means you’ll most definitely be (insistently) offered several cups to taste.