Being blessed with the weather and climate, Sapa attracts visitors every season, because each season creates Sapa’s own beauty. SaPa is the best destinations of Northern Vietnam tours. The best time to visit Sapa is from September to November or from March to May, when the weather is favorable, the natural scenery is also better by sun, wind, and clusters. The clouds are like playing together.
The beauty of the terraced fields in Sapa – Lao Cai, Vietnam has been voted as one of the 30 most beautiful destinations in the world by Mother Nature website.
Sa Pa terraced fields have existed for hundreds of years and are built by industrious farmers of ethnic minorities. They are one of the most tourist attractions in Sapa.
Terraced fields are a form of sloping land cultivation of many different ethnic groups in the world. Due to the highland, mountainous areas with rare land for cultivation, especially the wet rice cultivation, people overcome by choosing the hills and mountains with three-tiered soils to form flatlands. Then it depends on the intention to cultivate that can dry or drain water from the higher peaks.
Villages and people:
To visit Sapa, the most interesting thing to do is walking and wandering through one village to another to experience the beauty that nature offers here. If time is not allowed, visitors can rent motorbikes at 100,000 VND / day to travel around.
In the cold evening of Sa Pa, stoop in the coat, sitting by the fire and wait for the skewers, pork rolls, salted fish balls, … smell sweet smell, stimulate the taste, chatting with friends is the most interesting feeling.
O Quy Ho Pass:
O Quy Ho Pass is also known as Hoang Lien Pass or Sa Pa Pass. The pass is 2,000 meters above sea level, more than 50km. At the height, the ruggedness and length of O Quy Ho made the pass is known as “the North Pass King.” The pass is recognized by Vietnam Record Organization (VietKings) as the longest pass in Vietnam. The pass is located 2/3 in the territory of Lai Chau province and the other one is located in Lao Cai province.
Sapa Sky Gate:
Out of the town of Sapa, going north about 18 km, the road to the winding sky mid-mountain with the long shadow running away Sapa’s sky gate is the pinnacle of Tram Ton pass. Standing in the middle of Sapa’s sky gate, you can see the vast valley below with green fields, the car way down Phong Tho (Lai Chau) – Sapa (Lao Cai), far away is Thac Bac – one of the 10 most beautiful waterfalls in Lao Cai, which young people always find to explore.
Sapa Sky Gate
Train through Muong Hoa Valley:
If you do not know what to do in Sapa. You are a lover of exploring and conquering places with majestic nature. But not all places are easy to conquer and feel all the beauty. Then Muong Hoa mountain climbing train is definitely an enjoyable experience for you. This is the best tour in Northern Vietnam these days.
With a total length of approximately 2 km, this is the longest mountain railway in Vietnam up to the present time. Depart from the MGallery hotel in Sa Pa town and finish the journey at the Fansipan cable car station, go through two tunnels and four viaducts with a maximum speed of 10m/s, capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour, The Muong Hoa Mountain Trail reduces the travel time to 4 minutes, instead of taking 15-20 minutes by car on a rugged mountain road.
Two train cars designed and manufactured by Garaventa (Switzerland). Each car has a length of 20 m, width 3 m, weight up to 25 tons, capacity 200 guests.
The interior of the train reminds us of classic, elegant European carriages with lighting systems, antique ceiling fans, bends and gold-plated metal details. The hull is arranged glass, allowing visitors to take in the picturesque landscape of the Northwest Forests.
The ship will go through mysterious tunnels, ice on the bridge overlooking the majestic nature of mountains and forests, Muong Hoa valley and peaceful villages, calm in the early morning and in the afternoon. From the station to Muong Hoa, you will continue the journey with the cable car.
A part of the journey
Now then, you will continue to explore the Sun World Fansipan Legend with cable car through the Hoang Lien Son range, conquer the roof of Indochina and admire the spiritual-cultural community on top Fansipan.