Sapa, Vietnam; The City of Terraced Rice Fields, Fog and Mountains

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Sapa is one of the most charming tourism destinations of Vietnam. The landscape surrounded numerous mountains is so beautiful that it is named as “The Roof of Indochina”. For the climate, the temperature is stably cool throughout the year. This is the reason why these mountains covered fog are splendid. Each year, Sapa attracts many tourists around world to travel here.

Regarding history, Sapa is a small town where many foreigners started to visit since Vietnam was governed by French and European appreciates here vastly. Later, Sapa is very famous and so popular from many tourists that there are around 10,000 people per year.

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Tourist Attractions in Sapa

For highlight Sapa attractions, the site, that the tourists should not miss, is visiting and taking a photograph of the amazing rice terrace fields and the Fansipan Mountain, the highest in Indochina at 3,143 metres above the sea level, as a background. Fansipan is dubbed “the Roof of Indochina” and “Tonkinese Alps”.

The best time to visit the rice terrace fields in Sapa is from July to September and from July on, the rice field is lush completely. However, the tourists have to beware of the weather because of the rainy season of Vietnam, meanwhile, in the early September, the rice terrace fields are the most beautiful. From the middle of this month on, the color of the rice fields will change into yellow gold that is beautiful in the other ways. After this period, the visitors cannot see the rice terrace fields due to out of the products.

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Besides the rice terraces and the Finsapan Mountain, there are numerously other tourist attractions, for example, Ham Rong Mountain; High Mountain located at center of Sapa town. The major tourists always visit the sea of fog and white cloud covered Sapa by walk in the morning. There also are vast flower gardens, orchid gardens and rock gardens to visit throughout the sidewalk. Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range is located the frontier between Vietnam and China in Lao Cai province. When winter season comes, snow always falls if it’s so cool. Then Silver Waterfall is the most gorgeous waterfall in Sapa with a height of 100 meters from the Fansipan mountain peak that can see from far away. Cat Cat Village is H’Mong ethnic group who lives simply among nature. Finally, Sapa market sells local goods both consumer product and souvenir by the villagers vigorously with unique costume.

Transportation

For traveling from Bangkok to Sapa, the tourists can journey directly by airplane to Hanoi; the capital of Vietnam and then sleeper bus to Lao Cai that takes time around 8 hours. Eventually, from Lao Cai to Sapa, they can take minibus around 1 hour.