September to November is the most beautiful time of Sapa (Lao Cai province). Pleasant weather, nature and people blend in like each other, beautiful like a water-color painting … It can be said that these are the characteristics of Sapa that have been holding tourists for a long time. To not miss the opportunity to explore this beautiful mountain town, let’s list the best Sapa attractions for the perfectest Sapa journey in your life.
- 1. Conquering Fansipan Peak – Roof of Indochina – The “King” of Sapa attractions.
- 2. Ham Rong Mountain.
- 3. Sapa ancient Church.
- 4. Cat Cat Village – the most famous village of Sapa attractions.
- 5. Ta Phin Village.
- 6. Muong Hoa valley – Sapa ancient stone area.
- 7. Silver Fall – Dinh Deo – beauty from water of Sapa attractions.
- 8. Heaven Gate.
- 9. Tien cave.
- 10. Coc San – Perfect final destination of Sapa attractions.
1. Conquering Fansipan Peak – Roof of Indochina – The “King” of Sapa attractions.
Fansipan is the highest mountain of Indochina peninsula (3,143 m), located in the center of Hoang Lien Son range. Although only 9 km from the town of Sapa to the southwest. But if walking, climbing, it takes 6 to 7 days to conquer this peak. Currently, many climbers both professional and amateur find their way to conquer Fansipan peak. They can follow the tour of travel companies or organize themselves with the guidance of the local people, the Mong and Dao people (in Cat Cat village).
On the way to the top of the mountain. Visitors will discover the flora and fauna from the wonderful nature of Hoang Lien range. There are many Hoang Lien trees, a precious medicinal plant, precious woods, beasts like grouse, bear, monkey, chamois, birds …
On the other hand, you can choose to take a cable car. The Fansipan cable car route went into operation in early 2016. Helped tens of thousands of tourists who arrived in Fansipan peak to admire, explore and conquer the highest roof of Indochina. This is also the cable car line certified by Guinness 2 Guinness records for Fansipan Sapa cable car. Three-wire cable car with the difference between the station. And the world’s largest station: 1410m and the world’s longest three-wire cable car: 6292.5m. Time to admire Fansipan peak is now shortened from 2 days to only 15 minutes.
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2. Ham Rong Mountain.
Ham Rong Mountain is located right next to Sapa town, 3 km away, visitors can walk there. Standing on the top of Ham Rong mountain. You can see the panoramic view of Sapa, Muong Hoa valley, Sa Pa, Ta Phin hidden in the smog. To begin with the hand of human being, Ham Rong is truly a beautiful landscape full of fruits and flowers of Sapa. To Ham Rong, tourists seem like peanuts come to the fairy garden, with amazing scenery.
3. Sapa ancient Church.
Standing in the center of Sapa town, Sapa stone church. People build it in 1895 and the church is considered the most complete ancient architectural mark of the remaining French people. The church has been embellished and preserved, becoming an indispensable image when mentioning misty Sapa town.
4. Cat Cat Village – the most famous village of Sapa attractions.
This is an old village of Mong people, 2km from Sapa town center. There are also many traditional handicrafts such as cotton, flax, weaving, etc. Cat Cat village near Sapa town attracts many visitors. Now this place has been built into Cat Cat tourist area. You can spend more time in the charming village with a Sapa tour from Hanoi to Cat Cat Village.
5. Ta Phin Village.
Ta Phin village is located in Sapa district, about 17km from the center of Sapa town to the east. In particular, It has a beautiful natural landscape, cultural features imbued with the national identity of Red Dao with famous brocade craft. To Ta Phin village, you can visit Ta Phin cave nearby. In the cave, there are many stalactites creating interesting shapes like fairy dancing, fairy-sitting, far-field, sparkling forest …
6. Muong Hoa valley – Sapa ancient stone area.
Muong Hoa Valley is located in Hau Thao commune, about 8km southeast of Sapa town. From Sapa town, pass a men pass along high mountains (with toll station of 80,000 VND / person), you will come to Muong Hoa valley.
What special is in this valley is the ancient stone beach with many different carvings. Alternating between trees and terraced fields of ethnic minorities. Hundreds of sandstone rocks have carved drawings, strange characters so far have not identified the origin and meaning.
Now, this ancient carving area has been classified as a national monument, a unique heritage of ancient Vietnamese people. In Muong Hoa valley, there is a beautiful small stream stretching about 15 km, through Lao Chai, Ta Van, Hau Thao communes and ending at Ban Ho.
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7. Silver Fall – Dinh Deo – beauty from water of Sapa attractions.
From Sapa town, going west about 12km on the way to Lai Chau, we will meet Silver Waterfall rushing down from the height above 200m into the stream under the O Quy Ho valley, creating the sound of impressive forest mountains statue. However, in spring, tourists should consider before visiting Silver Falls because there is very little water. Another 3 km away from Thac Bac is tourists coming to Dinh Deo. This place has a beautiful view of Phan Si Pang, a deep road leading to Binh Lu.
8. Heaven Gate.
Exit Sapa town, go north about 18 km, the road to the winding sky gate meanders in the middle of the mountain. This pass road named Tram Ton, crept between the majestic Hoang Lien Son range. And the sky gate is the peak of this pass.
Standing in the middle of Sapa heaven gate, you can zoom your eyes to cover the vast valley below with the green fields, the road down the road, far away is Silver Waterfall. Also in this heavenly gate, you can feel the heroic beauty of Fansipan peak with the back of the sky, below is the deep chasms.
9. Tien cave.
In contrast to the Chay river about 6 km, from the center of Bao Nhai commune (Bac Ha district). The boat will take you through Trung Do ancient citadel with many legends. The Chay river comes here to tighten, forming a deep, peaceful stream, weaving between two walls of standing walls.
Hang Tien landscape is like a miniature Ha Long, associated with the legend of Ba Ba shrine in Bao Nhai commune. Many tourists come here to sight-see, stream Fairy baths immersed in the morning light on the flower island, praying for blessing for beauty, health and wealth.
10. Coc San – Perfect final destination of Sapa attractions.
Located in Coc San commune, Bat Xat district, about 7 km from Lao Cai city, Coc San is a system of waterfalls and caves of various sizes. From Highway 4D, there is a small dirt road about 1km long leading into Coc San. The road to Coc San is very zigzag, dark and covered by rocks. The beauty of Coc San is still completely natural and unspoiled. One thing is very special: almost every waterfall in a waterfall, after the water pouring down from above, there is a cave. Coc San landscape is harmonious and spacious. Everybody comes here when they feel the magical mystery emanating from the waterfalls, rocky tissues and caves.
Do not hesitate more to see what you can do in Sapa. I bet It wil be the best experience in your whole life. Why? Because you wil be knocked out by Sapa amazing wonders.