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Sapa

a lovely hill station town in Northern Vietnam

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If you come here once, surely you will remember it all of your life and want to come back for the second time. Therefore, visiting Sapa to go sightseeing, enjoy its cuisine and breath the clean air which becomes the desire and passion of many Vietnamese young people and the foreigner.

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Things to do in Sapa

Sapa Trekking: 9 Hiking Destinations In Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa Trekking: 9 Hiking Destinations In Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is one of the best breathtaking places you definitely have to visit at least once. The majestic mountains, yellow rice paddies and the ...

Best 21 Things to Do in Sapa, Vietnam - 2020 Travel Guide

Best 21 Things to Do in Sapa, Vietnam - 2020 Travel Guide

Sapa is a highland district of Lao Cai in northwest Vietnam, which contains many wonders of nature and ethnic people. It is famous for breat...

10 Best places to travel in Sapa, Vietnam

10 Best places to travel in Sapa, Vietnam

It can be said, the special features only in Sapa have kept many visitors so long. To not miss the opportunity to explore here, we gave you ...

About Sapa, Vietnam

About Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is a lovely hill station town in Northern Vietnam, famous for its beautiful landscapes, it’s culturally rich and breathtaking views.


Things to buy in Sapa

Things to buy in Sapa, Vietnam

Before returning home, visitors to Sapa can choose to buy souvenirs shops to keep as a souvenir or give to your friend or your family

Best 20 Hotels To Stay In Sapa, Vietnam – 2020 Travel Guide

Best 20 Hotels To Stay In Sapa, Vietnam – 2020 Travel Guide

Sapa is a highland district of Lao Cai province, a land of humility, but quietly hidden in the wonders of nature. The natural landscape of Sapa is combined with the creativity of the people along with the terrain of the mountains. Sapa has many famous hotels like Sapa Freesia hotel

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Where to stay in Sapa, Vietnam

Where to stay in Sapa, Vietnam

Like any tourist destination, Sapa has many places to stay for you to choose. Therefore, depending on what level of comfort and service you are looking for, prices vary greatly.

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Transportation in Sapa

Roóng Poọc Festival: Cultural heritage of Sa Pa 

Roóng Poọc is an annual festival of the Giay ethnic group in Northern Vietnam. It is held at the end of January in the lunar calendar as a goodbye to Tet holiday. This festival marks the beginning of a new year of farming and production.

Bride kidnapping in Sa Pa: A bizarre custom of marriage

For centuries, Northern ethnic groups in Sa Pa have been practicing bride kidnapping as a part of their cultural identity. This custom is not widely practiced and is considered fogy.

Exploring Sa Pa Night Market - All Essential Guide when visiting Sa Pa Night Market

As Sa Pa is the city of ethnic minorities in Vietnam, there are many unique experiences to explore in this town. Sa Pa Night Market is one of them.

Sapa Trekking: 9 Hiking Destinations In Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is one of the best breathtaking places you definitely have to visit at least once. The majestic mountains, yellow rice paddies and the friendly, generous of the locals that offer you the most unforgettable experience.

Best 21 Things to Do in Sapa, Vietnam - 2020 Travel Guide

Sapa is a highland district of Lao Cai in northwest Vietnam, which contains many wonders of nature and ethnic people. It is famous for breathtaking natural scenery, the locals’ hospitality and cultural diversity. The majestic natural landscape of Sapa is the people’s creativity

Best 25 Restaurants and Cuisines in Sapa, Vietnam 2020

Sapa boasts beautiful landscapes and amazing culture values. Besdies, Sapa has a lot of delicious local cuisine and wonderful Sapa Restaurant.

Hanoi to Sapa: 5 Ways to Travel - 2020 Travel Guide

Traveling from Hanoi to Sapa has raised most of the travelers’ concern that how to get there safely because of many travelers' interest in Sapa's weather.

Best 20 Hotels To Stay In Sapa, Vietnam – 2020 Travel Guide

Sapa is a highland district of Lao Cai province, a land of humility, but quietly hidden in the wonders of nature. The natural landscape of Sapa is combined with the creativity of the people along with the terrain of the mountains. Sapa has many famous hotels like Sapa Freesia hotel

Things to buy in Sapa, Vietnam

Before returning home, visitors to Sapa can choose to buy souvenirs shops to keep as a souvenir or give to your friend or your family

5 best things to eat when traveling in Sapa, Vietnam

Once you have reached Sapa, you do not have to worry about what to eat. There are countless specialties, culinary delights as well as wonderful restaurants in Sapa.

FAQs

“You Buy” and “Buy from me”, you’ll hear on the streets, along the way, and in the market. The women and children are everywhere, stalking tourist hotels to doggedly selling their wares. Therefore, be remember never answer a tribesperson with a “Maybe”, unless you really mean it. They’ll follow you until you purchase something for them.

Some villages will have pay stations at the entrance and you will need to show a permit, which is bought in advance at the tourist information center in town. As a result, if you don’t have it upon arrival, you’ll need to go back to town to buy one. However, if you’re on a trekking tour, it’s likely this is already covered in the fee.

It rains and around winter time (November to February) and it can get very cold. If you do not have one, you can always buy them at a local trekking shop, it is very easy.

During winter, it rains a lot creating muddy hiking paths. Therefore, if you are trekking, you will need good shoes. Some paths can be narrow and with the mud and also very slippery. Good trekking shoes will give you traction.