Top 5 incredible places you should visit when coming to Sapa

Sapa - a town in Lao Cai province, Vietnam, is a famous tourist destination from the early 20th century to the present. Nature favors Sapa with a picture of a landscape that is both romantic and majestic, vast with rolling mountains and rolling clouds to catch the wind, terraced fields as far as the eye. Sapa is the "meeting place between heaven and earth" with the most majestic natural scenery in the North. It is also the convergence of ethnic minorities living for generations. Have you come to admire and experience this exciting land yet? If not, let's share the best places of Sapa with Top Ten Reviews through the article below!

Cat Cat village 

Sapa cloud paradise - the pride of the Northwest mountains is no stranger to domestic and foreign tourists. In that majestic wild mountain natural scenery, a small and beautiful rustic village that anyone who comes to Sapa must visit. That is the attractive Cat Cat village with simple wooden houses, small murmuring streams, colorful brocade panels, and simple small ethnic people. Cat Cat village is located in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district, about 2km from the center of Sapa town to the village's gate. You can choose to walk, can combine mountain views, and admire the entire city from above. Cat Cat village tourist area has many exciting and attractive things for you to explore. From small roads, tiny houses, craft villages, waterfalls, and streams, Gem valley in Cat Cat village. 

On the journey to discover Cat Cat village, two roads will surely leave you with the most impressions. It is the road leading to Cat Cat village and the stairway from the gate of Cat Cat village leading the entrance to the inside of the town. On the nearly 2 km road leading to the city, you will not have to be impatient. Instead, you will be mesmerized by the scenery around it. One side is the same high mountain range; the other side is the Sapa valley appearing with immense terraced fields, the most beautiful Sapa cafe in town. This road is quite steep, and at a higher height than Cat Cat village, so you will be able to see the whole city from above with the houses close together to blend in with the grass and flowers. Stepping through the gate leading to the entrance to Cat Cat, you will be surprised by the wide stairway with only two rows of people walking and paved with polished stone. The relatively steep road between the two blocks creates a beautiful scene. 



Ta Phin village 

Ta Phin village is a village of the Red Dao people, bridging differences in house architecture, home decoration, writing, costumes, jewelry, and especially customs and festivals. The goods of the Dao women for sale are backpacks, travel coats, towels, handbags. Especially brocade is an indispensable gift for tourists every time they come to Sapa. The pattern lines shown on the brocade are the quintessence of the culture imbued with national identity, making Sapa brocade more different from other types of brocades of other regions. Ta Phin village is a majestic natural beauty and famous for its medicinal bath service to make the skin firm and healthy. The price of a therapeutic bath is about 80.000-100.000 VND (~3,48 - 4,36 USD)/time, or you can buy plates of precious brocade fabric as gifts for family and friends.

Besides, in Ta Phin, there are many photo spots, such as Ta Phin monastery in Sapa and Ta Phin cave - where there is a limestone mountain range and is a branch of the Hoang Lien Son range. This cave has a height of about 5m, a width of 3m. There is a path through the ground that quickly helps people enjoy many beautiful stalactites under the cave. Besides, there is a suspension bridge over the Muong Hoa stream that brings attractive beauty and azalea flowers as a highlight to attract young people to come here to check in. There are also unique dishes in Ta Phin village with traditional flavors of the people here, such as braised pork belly, fried chicken with lemongrass, pork soup with bamboo shoots, and crocodiles. Coming to Ta Phin village, visitors have an excellent chance to understand more about people's customs, practices, and daily lives. For example, you can experience wedding ceremonies, Bai Tram dance rituals, buying bells, and singing love songs. 


Fansipan peak - the roof of Indochina 

Fansipan is beautiful all year round because each season will have its characteristics and bring exciting experiences. However, the most attractive times are around September - November, and March-May. The weather is dry, convenient for the journey, and the natural scenery is also beautiful. This is the season of ripe rice (also known as the golden season) in Sapa and the northwest region in general from September to October. If you want to stand on the Hoang Lien Son mountain range and admire the golden terraced fields, don't forget to book your trip now! 

From October to February: This is the time of manageable snowfall in the Fansipan area, Sapa, and the Northwest mountains' flower season. Even though it's the region's top tourist attraction, be aware that weather conditions can affect services and make it challenging to explore. Therefore, regularly update weather information to plan the best possible situations! From March to May is the season of hundreds of flowers blooming like peach blossoms, plum blossoms, exceptionally brilliant azaleas! There are more than 50 species of rhododendron flowers with diverse and unique colors and shapes. From June to August, when the whole country enters the warm summer months, ​​Fansipan, Northwest, enters the rainy season. June is the season when rivers and streams pour into the fields. Shrimps, fish, crabs, eels, frogs, frogs. This season is also fruitful and abundant. In particular, grilled fish is a must-try specialty in the Northwest this season. Coming here, you will be able to conquer Fansipan peak by the adventurous climbing journey. It is a journey for young people passionate about discovering and conquering challenges. The way to the 3,143m-high Fansipan height is not simple and easy. It would help if you prepared health, endurance, and resilience. Although it is so complex, achieving the top of the mountain is highly worthy and unforgettable! 


Sky Gate 

Heaven Gate is known as one of the famous Sapa tourist attractions indispensable to attract the attention of domestic and foreign tourists. Especially for those who want to conquer the past when coming to this Northwest land. The climate here has two distinct seasons, with the summer on the sky gate being relatively comfortable and relaxed. In winter, clouds and hardcover the entire Sapa heaven gate, creating a mysterious and poetic space. However, in the winter, it is difficult for visitors to avoid problems when wet air brings. If visitors intend to come here, they should choose the time from September to November; this is the beginning of the season change, the most pleasant weather of the year. This time is also when the season is ripe on the terraced fields. Visitors coming here can fully enjoy the beauty of Sapa. 

On the way up the pass, visitors will be overwhelmed by the magical scene behind them. In front of visitors are the poetic terraced fields, the big green of the mountains, and the limestone mountains standing in gray color. With a length of nearly 50km, this place is one of the passes that holds the record for the distance in the Northwest mountains of Vietnam. This place is located at an altitude of 2000m with an average temperature of only 15 to 18 degrees Celsius. Thus it has long become a great place to avoid the heat of lowland people from the South to the North and international tourists. Standing on the sky gate in Sapa, you can have a panoramic view of the vast valley below with green terraced fields. In the distance is Silver Waterfall - one of the famous places to visit Sapa. All have created a fantastic natural scene like a watercolor painting.


Muong Hoa Valley - Sapa ancient rock 

Muong Hoa valley is one of the most attractive destinations in the Sapa travel itinerary. Suppose you have ever been fascinated by photos of terraced fields full of ripe golden rice or clear streams flowing in the middle of the village. In that case, this is the "resort paradise" for you. Not only that, but the Sapa tour also takes you to experience the village life or enjoy the specialties "only eaten in Sapa." Muong Hoa valley is located in Hau Thao commune, about 10km southeast of Sapa town center. It is the home of the Black H'Mong, Red Dao, Giay ethnic minorities. To reach Muong Hoa, you will have to cross high mountains. Although the road is zigzag, it is not easy to finish the highly excellent value you receive. 

Stepping into the valley, visitors will find themselves in the middle of a vast space of peace and tranquility. The terraced fields are equally attractive, and the ancient rock fields are ranked as national monuments. Or many strange drawings with carved stone names dating back thousands of years. All make your Sapa tour more enjoyable. With many simple houses, Muong Hoa valley exists right in the middle of the terraced fields like highland girls, simple but beautiful. Sapa tour itinerary from Hanoi will take visitors to immerse themselves in the flower stream 15km long. The water source is always blue, flowing through Ta Van, Lao Chai, and Hau Thao communes, the end of the stream in Ho village. Suoi Hoa is downstream of the famous Silver Waterfall. 



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