Originally a hilltop retreat for French colonialists escaping the heat and humidity of the plains, Sapa is an area of absolutely outstanding natural beauty. Extremely mountainous and truly dramatic, with endless peaks appearing out of the mist and steep green rice terraces that were carved out of the hillsides centuries ago. Home to many of Vietnam’s minority populations, the countryside is dotted with friendly villages where many of the locals still wear traditional dress.
A famous spot is known for beautiful scenery of Sapa which is Ham Rong Mountain, located in the center of town. Ham Rong is surrounded by many different types of mountains, evergreen forests with other broadleaf trees. This is an ideal location for you to walk and take photos with vibrant colors of over 300 species of orchids, Fan Si Pan mount- the roof of Indochina, European garden, national cultural village, Heaven Gate
The ancient church is known as stone church or the Holy Rosary church which is located in the heart of Sapa town built by the French from the early 20th century. The stone church is always a place where holds many traditional cultural activities of ethnic minorities. In the front of the church is center square which has unique cultural activities of local people on Saturday called Love market with flute, trumpet leaves, “xòe” dance… created sparkling, magical atmosphere in Sapa.
Nestled in a beautiful valley about one kilometer from Sapa Town, Cat Cat - the old village of ethnic groups - attracts tourists from all over the world for its distinctive customs and practices which have been lost in almost ethnic villages. Cat Cat is the most popular attraction in Sapa district, just a few minutes of walking distance from Sapa, there is no need to hire a guide but your visit will be better if you have one.
Ticket prices: adult 40.000vnd/ticket/adult.
From the hotel: 20 minutes walking or 5 minutes by taxi/ motorbike
Spread over 4 kilometers length, 2 kilometers width with at least 159 stones, Muong Hoa have mysterious graphics. This place was researched by scientists of Vietnam, Russia, France, Australia, etc. On the main road leading to Muong Hoa valley, tourist will have opportunities take photos and sight Sapa’s views. This valley has terraced fields which is the most beautiful terraced fields of Sapa. Cross the suspension bridge, you will be visiting the village of weaving and dyeing cloth of the Hmong and exploring Muong Hoa valley. Exploring the magnificent Muong Hoa valley to enjoy its breathtaking landscapes, you will also paying visit to small and isolated hamlets and villages meet the Black H’mong, Zay and Red Zao at home and at work.
From the hotel: 5 minutes walking
Ta Phin is the nearest village of Red Dao’s ethnic group within the area of Sapa district. The village is surrounded by mountains and owns spectacular rice terraces, it is also a famous destination for trekking tours. Whether the tourists choose to stay overnight in the village or just visit for a day, the locals will be happy to organise a tour for them through the village. The tourists may meet locals working the field, see traditional housing, visit caves and medicine bath complex or go for a long walk through the rice paddies and mountain views. The best time to visit Ta Phin is in late afternoon when tourists can enjoy amazing view of sunset over the village and the whole surrounding areas.
Ticket prices: adult 20.000vnd/ticket/adult.
From the hotel: 30 minutes to reach here by motorbike or a "xe om"