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Light Rain
max. 20 °C
min. 19 °C

Wind: 2 km/h
Precipitation forecast: 1,2 mm
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Overcast 19.3 °C / Overcast

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When to go to Sapa? (Vietnam)

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What to do in Sapa : Tips, places, hotels and restaurants

SapaTown in the far north of Vietnam, Sapa (or Sa Pa) is located 1500 meters above sea level and has about 150 000 inhabitants. Known particularly for its rice terraces and colorful markets, the place is very touristy, but we can get a little off the beaten track and discover beautiful sites, and a wide ethnic diversity. You will first of all astonished at the appearance of the city, lost in the mist, and by the traditional costumes covered by different ethnic groups, you have the opportunity to notice when the mountaineers of the area come join the Sapa market and this almost every day. To see: the Valley of Roses, a beauty with a possibility of residence; Thac Bac Waterfall, or the Silver Waterfall which flows 150 meters high in the river O Who Ho; the village of Cat Cat, home to the Hmong; the beautiful and rich Muong Hoa valley; ancient rocks sandstone engraved yet unidentified signs; the steeple of an old church built in 1935; the Hoang Lien National Park; Ham Rong Mountain dragon-shaped mouth, which can reach the top in fifteen minutes, where the orchid gardens and the old peach trees located; Ta Phin Cave, the largest of Sapa. In addition, the embroidery is a popular craft in the Sapa area, and you can purchase beautiful embroidered items. There is no airport for Sapa, so you should take the overnight train from Hanoi. There are also bus with berths for taking the same route. In Sapa and all around we are essentially moving on foot, since trekking is the most popular activity in the region.


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