Sapa, Vietnam – The City in clouds

After taking a night train from Ha Noi to Lao Cai and 45-minute transfer to Sapa, I landed in the beautiful foggy mountainous district of Lao province.


Sapa is well known for its beautiful and romantic town. It has many natural sites including the Ham Rong Mountain, Silver Water Fall, Rattan Bridge, Bamboo Forest and Ta Phin Cave.

Located at hilltop, it is the shelter for French colonists to escape the searing heat in the summer, nowadays it is particularly a great place to enjoy wonderful views, to trek, for home-stay lover and a glimpse of the tribal life as existed a couple of centuries ago.

Sapa is also the starting point for many climbers and scientists who want to reach the top of Fansipan Mountain, the highest mountain in Viet Nam at 3,143m. Sapa is most beautiful in spring when apricot, plum and cherry flowers are in splendid bloom. The scenery of the Sapa region in large part reflects the relationship between the ethnic minority people and nature. This is seen especially in the paddy fields carpeting the rolling lower slopes of the Hoang Lien Mountains. The impressive physical landscape, which underlies this, has resulted from the work of the elements over thousands of years, wearing away the underlying rock. Markets are crowded and merry and especially attractive to visitors. Visitors to Sapa also have opportunities to discover the unique customs of the local residents.

For those who love adventure, from August to December is the best time to visit Sapa when the weather is clear and the views are most gorgeous. If you are seeking adventures to escape from the daily routine, Fansipan – the highest peak of Viet Nam is waiting there to be conquered.

Thanks to, I had a great time with unforgettable memories here.

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