Top 10 Must-See Places in Sapa, Lao Cai

Top 10 Must-See Places in Sapa, Lao Cai

Tired of the busy environment you are in and all the stress it gives you? Why not take a breather in Sapa, Vietnam, the “heaven on the cloud”? Enjoy what this place has in store for you! The “cloud city” or the “ladder to the heaven” are names people remember as referring to Sapa, Vietnam. This is really practical feelings travelers experience in Sapa – one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam. There are many beautiful places in Sapa and this definitely makes you hesitate to choose the best ones to discover if the time limits. To make the most of your visit and ensure a well-guided exploration of Sapa’s breathtaking landscapes, consider enlisting the services of a reputable Vietnam tour operator. The following list of the top highlights in Sapa will answer for you.

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Explore the Amazing Sapa Nature

Fansipan Mountain – The Indochina’s Highest Mountain

Being the highest mountain of Vietnam and Indochina as well, Fansipan (3143 meters high) becomes the number one tourist attraction in Sapa. The Fansipan Mountain is about 9 – kilometer far away from Sapa center and it commonly takes 3 days for travelers to touch the peak in the form of walking on foot. However, to apply the demand of the majority of tourists, a Fansipan Cable Car system was launched. Now, you can save much time and easily come Fansipan peak in a blink.

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The Fansipan peak is like the Wonderland whose beauty can stir anyone’s hearts. Don’t hesitate anymore! Set foot on the mountain, touch the cloud and sightsee the heaven gate in the Fansipan mount peak on your own.

Heaven Gate

About 3 kilometers far from Bac Waterfall, the Heaven Gate appears in front of you. The pass path to the Heaven Gate, called Tram Ton, meanders among mountains and the majestic Hoang Lien Son mount. The Heaven Gate is the peak of this pass, bringing you a great view of the enormous valley with terraces stretching the whole area and Bac Waterfall hidden in the cloud in the distance.

Silver Waterfall & Love Waterfall

Passing 12 kilometers from Sapa town, you can see Bac Waterfall flowing down from a height of over 100 meters into the stream under O Quy Ho valley, which creates the fully impressive mountain forest sounds. Love Waterfall is near there and you can take only about 15 minutes to go to this place.

silver waterfall sapa

O Quy Ho is one out of four peaks pass in Vietnam and also one of the most beautiful and marvelous passes0 in Northern Vietnam. So many young travelers wish to conquer the arches of the road in order to see O Quy Ho – the majestic peak pass.

Ham Rong Mountain

It is very convenient to visit Ham Rong Mountain because it is in the central Sapa town. Standing on the peak of Ham Rong Mount, travelers can get the panoramic view of Sapa town along with Muong Hoa Valley in the distance.

Muong Hoa Valley

About 8 kilometers far from Sapa town, Muong Hoa valley displays the beauty in combination between the terraces and streams. In addition, hundreds of sandstone with strange carvings adorn the beauty of Muong Hoa Valley.

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Experience Unique Sapa Villages

Ta Van Village

To reach Ta Van Village, you may go through May Bridge which is considered as the “Bridge to the Green Forest” in the artwork of a famous American photographer, named “Bridge Jungle Journey”. May Bridge has taken attention of so many travelers. It is really eye-catching with spectacular scenery.

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Ta Van Village is about 8 kilometers from Sapa town. It is said that Ta Van village gives a real local feeling with the most peaceful atmosphere and friendly ethnic people, even any travelers love to live in such a peaceful area as first coming here.

Sin Chai Village

Sin Chai has been untapped and it still maintains original wild traits. Sin Chai is about 4 kilometers far from the Sapa town, where local people grow rice, corn, and fruits as well. The image of Sin Chai is fully outstanding under a green sky.

Cat Cat Village

Cat Cat Village is 2 kilometers far from Sapa town, being the oldest village of Mong ethnic people. The village maintains many traditional crafts such as cotton, linen and fabric weaving.
In general, Sapa is a well-known destination in Northern Vietnam, a town of Lao Cai province belonging to Northern mountainous area. Sapa is so beautiful in the shape of terraces and fields together with a fresh and peaceful atmosphere. Being a traveler, you cannot miss this wonderful town when having your local tour in Vietnam.

cat cat village sapa

Ta Phin Village

Besides beautiful landscapes, Ta Phin is outstanding with the cultural features of Red Dao people in brocade trade. This is one of the most typical villages for the local culture of Sapa people. You can also visit Ta Phin cave near the village, which has many sparkling stalactites in the shape of fields, fairy dance or forest.

Sapa Stone Church

Located in the central Sapa, the Stone Church is considered as the most fully ancient architectural mark of French until now. Sapa Stone Church has been restored and preserved, then, becomes an indispensable image of Sapa. The church is more beautiful in the dark with colorful lights, so if possible, you can discover Sapa at night and include Stone Church in your itinerary.

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