- Location: Located in the Hoang Lien son mountain range near the Chinese border in the northwestern part of Vietnam.
- Attraction Type: Village
- Significance: Sapa is known throughout the world for its rugged scenery as well as its rich cultural diversity.
- Best time to Visit: March to May and September to mid-December.
- How to Reach: If you are coming down by air, you need to reach at Hanoi first. Take a train from Hanoi for Sapa. Train ends at Lao Cai. Take a shuttle bus from there to reach Sapa.
- Nearest Airport: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN).
Sapa is known throughout the world for its rugged scenery as well as its rich cultural diversity. An incredibly picturesque village, Sapa is for those who love to get mesmerized with the beauty of the nature and want to spend some quality time on the lap of it. Mainly a mountainous place, Sapa would offer you endless of panoramic beauty of wonderful hills, lush green vegetation and Fansipan — the highest peak in Vietnam. You add with these, an opportunity of seeing the lifestyle of many hill tribes — Sapa just could be a dream destination for you. Located in the Hoang Lien son mountain range near the Chinese border in the northwestern part of Vietnam, Sapa, besides a picturesque village, also the home to many ethnic minorities like Hmong and the Dao. And it is one of the highlights of Sapa, where one can have such an amazing opportunity to see the tribes from a close quarter. You can see many older women making items like ethnic-style clothes and blankets. You can also buy some from them. The lifestyles of these people are quite interesting. Children start earning their livings as soon as they turn five! They usually lead a very tough life as they often found walking about 3 hours from their village to their place of work. Girls often get married as soon as they are ten years old. In fact, besides enjoying the beauty of the place, seeing the lifestyle of the local people is another attraction of Sapa.
While in Sapa, natural beauty would be the order of the day. Explore the beauty of the village in your own way. See the picturesque mountain surrounding the village, as well as the wonderful lush vegetation and rice terraces. Go to the nearby hills for a scintillating view of the area. Ham Rong Resort is a popular attraction in the area where you can see various gardens, ethnic dance performances etc.
Sapa is the place that can be enjoyed best by doing nothing. Go for a leisure walk and have a feel of the village. While walking, you can encounter with the hill tribes like the Red Zao tribe. Paying a visit to the ethnic village of Cat Cat would also be a good idea.
There are a number of hotels in Sapa that cater to the needs for accommodation to the visitors. In your visit to Sapa, you can choose from the hotels like The Royal Hotel, Lotus Hotel, Little Sapa, Green Bamboo Sapa, Khach San Hoang Ha, and Topas Eco Lodge.