Sapa is a land of peace, tranquility but hides many wonders of nature. If you plan to take a holiday to the northwest of Vietnam. Sapa should be of your first choice.To be well prepared for the trip, VietNam Typical Tours share to travelers: Top special locations for tourists during Sapa holiday.
Ham Rong Mountain
If standing looking down at Ham Rong Mountain, Sapa shrinks in the eye sight with absolutely breathtaking landscapes. Hanging halfway up the slopes, along the more sunny sides of the mountains are various kinds of orchids. Their colours and their shapes create a landscape picture that you cannot find in anywhere else. Looking further away, visitors can also see the majestic peaks Phanxipang hung between earth and sky.
Ancient stone church in Sapa
Coming to Sapa, tourists are attracted not only by the clear beauty of the mountains, hills and waterfalls, but also by the attractive ancient architecture of the stone church. This is really an interesting destination that you should not ignore when reaching to Sapa.
The ancient church is known as stone church or the Holy Rosary church which is located in the heart of Sapa town built by the French from the early 20th century. Before starting to build this structure, the French architect selected carefully about the terrain. The shape and architecture of the church was built by cross. This architecture presented in the roof, bell tower… which created the elegant church.
Thac Bac lies beside National Highway No 4D, about 12km from Sa Pa Town’s centre. 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.
Love Waterfall, located about 4km to the North-West of Sa Pa Town in San Sa Ho Commune, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province.
It has a height of about 100m, and 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.
From far sight, the waterfall looks like a twinkling pyramid under the sun.. So, can say: This is one of the most beautiful detinations that the tourist love the most.
Bac Ha Market
Bac Ha district, far from Lao Cai city about 60 kilometers. Bac Ha is the largest fair of Sapa. When going to market, visitors will see the high mountain, terraced fields. Sometimes, tourists have to stop the car in order to get the majestic natural beauty and meet each ethnic group laughing who brings goods to market.
Bac Ha market is where all products of the region and the necessary instruments be sold such as: plows, hoes, shovels, etc. The most attractive place for women and tourists is the place of jewelry, skirts, dresses, brocade and the charming of rattan baskets.
In this place, visitors can choose all kinds of brocade products. Foreign tourists often marveled at the paintings which are handmade textile patterns with vivid colors and beautiful harmony.
Hoang Lien Son range includes Vietnam’s highest mountain with Fan Si Pan peak at a height of 3142m. It is considered as the roof of Viet Nam and Indochina. Fan Si Pan is the highest mountain in Hoang Lien Son range, the largest width of about 75km. It is concluded 3 blocks: Bach Moc Luong Tu, Fan Si Pang and Pu Luong. Tourists, who are adventurous come to Fan Si Pan, want to explore and experience the spectacular natural.
This place has natural conservation areas which includes temperate forests with bright yellow flowers and sub-tropical forest. Fan Si Pang is the place for 2024 plants, 327 species of animals including many species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Come here, you can see some animals. On the high point at 2963m has a milestone marking the conquering of the French in 1905. Climbing up a little bit more, tourists can see a huge stone blocks, located by a small stone.
Love Valley in Sapa
If Dalat is famous for the beautifully romantic Love Valley, visitors can also go to Roses Valley of Sapa to enjoy the similar beauty of nature.
Villages in Sapa
Villages such as Cat Cat, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ta Phin … are the special destinations that tourists should not miss.
Cat Cat Village is another village that should be included in this Sapa tour review, which is a village of Hmong, who still preserve the traditional handicraft trades such as cultivating cotton and linen, waving fabrics or crafting silver and copper jewelries. Cat Cat villagers still practice some old unique traditions such as “wife thief” and Gau Tao festival. Most of their festivals are held in the beginning of a lunar year. Also, you can make a visit to Ta Van, inhabited by people of ethnic minorities Giay. Ta Van village leans against Hoang Lien Mountains, in front of Muong Hoa valley – where there are terraced fields stretching and winding endlessly.. In Ta Van, visitors can gaze at the beautiful natural picture in admiration or explore the remains of stone worship of ancient Vietnamese.
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