Sa Pa District is located in Lao Cai Province, north-west Vietnam, and 350 km north-west of Hanoi, close to the border with China. Sapa is known as the fascinating beauty of natural scenery to bring breath of peace and poetic life.
Tourist Destinations of the North Vietnam
In Sapa, you will find the beauty of the culture, nature, people, the amazing food with the special flavor of the mountains. As one of the important tourist destinations of the North Vietnam, the Sapa is doing well for his role in promoting Viatnam image to international friends. Sapa is often thought as the amazing beauty which nature has bestowed. Traveling Sapa, everyone has a very general sense that it brings pure beauty of nature. It’s like a natural colorful painting blend with humans.
You will have the feeling of being immersed in nature when you travel Sapa. Standing at top, visitors can look at the roof-top of the world – Hoang Lien Son – which is covered with cloud in early morning. Visitors can see the misty peaks through early mist or a dyed yellow mountain as the sunset light falls. And tourists should not forget a beautiful forest national park which is considered one of the centers of biological diversity in Vietnam, in Hoang Lien Son mountain . With fresh air through forest ecosystems, tourists in Sapa will be comfortable to explore and see the plants and animals here. And it would be regretful if the leisure and relaxation time in cool and fresh weather is not accompanied by visiting trips to Sapa’s prideful natural beauty spots, such as Ham Rong Mountain, Silver Waterfall, Rattan Bridge, Bamboo Forest and Ta Phin Cave
Sapa is considered not only the natural beauty but also the cultural beauty and colorful festivals. No foreign visitor could help joining such a market session, a typical cultural element of Sapa every Sunday. It is the place where boys meet girls. They confess to each other through the pan flute tunes and the girls are very graceful dance through the spread and beautiful on the most beautiful outfits. It is seen as a pure unobtrusive beauty but it gives people who enjoy to know about a very private discreet in expressing love. It is also the great chance to learn about local ethnic people’s courtship and martial life, through the Sapa love market and wife kidnapping ceremony of the H’Mong group. In the market session, there are a lot of special activities or games such as “ném còn”, “ném pao”, etc which everyone involve in. It has a lot of different highland items, which is made by the skillful hands of the craftsmen here and you can choose some favorite items yourself. Especially, popular items are subtle brocade, which related to the daily lives, with embroidered motifs on the fabric. It is the crystallization of talent, the hard working which has been taught from generation to generation.
April and May are the best time for tourists to watch the most scenic beauties of Sapa, or else it might be cold and foggy before that and rainy after that. During these two peak months, the town is blossoming with pink and white flowers, and green pastures in valleys. Travel to Sapa and enjoy your time!