Sapa – Lao Cai

Sapa – Lao Cai Overview

Sapa is a beautiful, mountainous town in northern Vietnam along the border with China. Located at 1650 m above sea level in Vietnam’s remote northwest mountains, Sapa is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Sapa is a charming mountain town, surrounded by picturesque mountains and rice terraces. Great views of the area can be had (weather permitting) from the nearby hills. One of these has been built up into a tourist attraction (“Ham Rong Resort”) with various gardens (orchid, European), ethnic minority dance performance areas, viewpoints, and restaurants. It’s a short walk south from the central square and then up some stairs.

Get In

  • By train from Hanoi to Laocai Station (8 hours)
  • By sleeper bus from Hanoi
  • By express bus from Hanoi
  • By bus from other cities
  • By motorcycle

Get around

  • By foot
  • By motorbike
  • By bicycle

See & Do

  • Fansipan Peak
  • Sapa Culture Museum
  • Ethnic villages such as Cat Cat village, Lao Chai Village, Ta Van Village, Ta Phin Village…
  • Love Waterfall
  • Silver Waterfall & Tram Ton pass
  • Sapa Square
  • Sapa Stone Church
  • Haven’s Gate

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