Sapa attractions | Threeland Travel


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For many budget travelers and packages tourists, Sapa, an atmospheric old hill station set amid stunning scenes of near vertical rice terraces and towering peaks, is the most popular place to go in the Far Northwest.

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  1. 1. SAPA ATTRACTIONS Sapa places to visit and travel tips by Threeland Travel
  2. 2. Cat Cat Village Nestled in a beautiful valley about 3 km 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. VillageVillage
  3. 3. Cat Cat Village gives tourists a chance to have a glimpse into the daily life of local ethnic people, as well as take part in traditional activities such as weaving fabric. The village is within easy walking distance from any hotel in downtown Sapa.
  4. 4. Trekking through mountains to Cat Cat will offer tourists the wonderful picture of rice paddies, water fall, or even water buffaloes grazing leisurely.
  5. 5. Ta Phin Village Located about 17km in the west of Sapa, Ta Phin is a village of Red Dao’s people possessing a rich culture that has not been damaged by the modern life. VillageVillage
  6. 6. Since 1998, Ta Phin has officially become the “brocade village”, where tourists can find the distinctively hand- made brocades made by ethnic people.
  7. 7. Some stunning local festivals such as “dancing festival”, “greeting for the new house”, “oath-taking ceremony” will help you understand more about the simple but happy and amiable life of ethnic people.
  8. 8. Y Linh Ho Village Located about 7 km southwest of Sapa town, on the west side of Muong Hoa River. Y Linh Ho is a small commune composed by a dozen of small hamlets scattering on the very tough mountain terrain with high and steep mountains. VillageVillage
  9. 9. You can opt for many hiking tours to get to the commune from the main road.
  10. 10. Lao Chai Village About 8 – 9 Km southeast of Sapa town on the west bank of Muong Hoa River, Lao Chai is a commune composed by three large villages with over 100 families of the Black H’mong ethnic. VillageVillage
  11. 11. Ta Van Village Next to Lao Chai on the same side of Muong Hoa River is Ta Van village where the Zay and H’mong ethnic people live together. This is one of the best places to see the different traditional ways of living as well as cultural assimilation. VillageVillage
  12. 12. At this moment Ta Van can be reach by car, Jeep, mini van. However a trail up and downhill from Y Ling Ho through Lao Chai to Ta Van offers superb and romantic rout to hikers.
  13. 13. Can Cau Market Can Cau market opens on Saturday morning from 6 a.m. to midday. MarketMarket
  14. 14. Visitors are generally H’mong groups from highland villages. The local H’mong are the famous variegated or Flower H’mong due to the intricate and colorful nature of their costumes. Travel is often made by horseback as a way of carrying the heavy loads to and from market.
  15. 15. Coc Ly Market Coc Ly market opens on Tuesday morning from 7 a.m. to lunch time. MarketMarket
  16. 16. Several groups of Mong, Dao, Tay, Nung and Phu La groups can be found in this secluded mountain market. Return back by boat down the river Chay and marvel at the untouched natural beauty of the region.
  17. 17. Bac Ha Market Located about 76 km from the train station, Bac Ha is a remote district of Lao Cai province. Bac Ha market which takes place every Sunday is famous for the originality and authenticity that the traders still preserve. MarketMarket
  18. 18. Here you will be able to find, buffaloes, horses, blacksmiths, saddlers, traditional medicine doctors, clothing and local artifacts. Frequented by H’mong, Dao, Tay, Nung and Phu La. Be sure to arrive by 9am as the market finished around lunchtime.
  19. 19. If you want a relaxing place to get away from the tourist crowd in Sapa, or simply fond of taking unique photos, Bac Ha can be your option.
  20. 20. Sapa Market Sapa market, opens only on Sunday, is located right at the heart of Sapa town, just a short walk to Sapa stone church that is built by the French in the early 20th century. MarketMarket
  21. 21. The market consists of both indoors and outdoors space. While stalls along the stone stairs outside sell flowers, fresh produce, groceries and food; little workshops on the second floor offer ethnic fabrics.
  22. 22. Dropping by the right hand side stalls, tourists will find trinkets (ethnic silver jewelry), medical herbs and local products that are good for health like forest honey, notosingeng and ganoderma.
  23. 23. For the ones who are enchanted by colorful costume of H’Mong, Dao people in Sapa, and looking for authentic ethnic fabric, the second floor of Sapa market is a must-visit.
  24. 24. Muong Hoa River & Valley Starting as a small stream of water from the foot of Silver Waterfall about 14 Km northwest of Sapa town, weaving its way along mountains’ feet southeast between the two mountain ranges. SceneryScenery
  25. 25. About 8 km southeast of Sapa town, the two mountain ranges open wider to form the Muong Hoa Valley which get wider and wider as it goes further south about 30 km. The Muong Hoa valley is famous for breathtaking scenery and is the largest farmland for rice growing in Sapa district.
  26. 26. Silver Waterfall & Tram Ton Heaven gate Following the main road 4C 14km further north is the famous Silver Waterfall and 4 km more is the highest mountain pass of Vietnam which is called by locals Heaven Gate. SceneryScenery
  27. 27. The road ride offers great view of the magnificent Fansipan on the other side of the valley with immense lush forest.
  28. 28. Tram Ton pass is also an ideal point for enjoying breathtaking scenery of the west side of Fansipan which is very different from the east side due to the different climate.
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