Exploring Sapa, Vietnam


Located in Lao Cai Province, Sapa is a small, mountain town. This town is close to the Chinese border, situated 350 km northwest of Hanoi. Including Fan Si Pan—the country’s highest peak is where you’ll find the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. A home to different ethnic tribal groups for this peaceful Vietnamese town. Sapa welcomes all visitors from different nations these days. It said that visitors get attracted by the forest treks, highland tribes, and exemplary rice paddies. Truly, Sapa is endowed with magnificent natural beauty.


What to Do in Sapa


The name of the game in Sapa is hiking and just enjoy nature. Fan Si Pan is the highest mountain in Vietnam is the most famous attraction in the area around Sapa. To reach, travel from town around 19 km. If you think this short distance for trekking, don’t be deceived because the trek is complicated with the rough terrain and unpredictable weather provides difficulties. As the peak is available all year round, travelers who are fit and have mountain climbing experience will surely appreciate this attraction the most. Endurance is a must while technical climbing skills are not necessary. An attraction in itself for Hoang Lien National Park where Fan Si Pan can be found. The park serves as the habitat for a diverse set of animals and shelters a picturesque mountain landscape including several forests. Some highly endangered species can only be found in northwest Vietnam. Travelers will truly appreciate this park especially those nature lovers. The Cat Cat Village and the Ta Phin Village and cave are other attractions that are part of the Hoang Lien National Park that’s worth the visit. A small museum and a modest cathedral can also be found in Sapa.


Sapa Food Hub


Go directly to Cau May Street, the main street where most of the restaurants and cafés are located if you’re looking for a good meal in Sapa. One recommendation for a good quality Vietnamese meal is the Moment Romantic Restaurant. Ingredients are fresh, and there are many vegetarian options as the menu is diversified. At Gerbera Restaurant, indulge in a Vietnamese hot pot to warm you up on a cold night if you’re looking for a local experience. You can adore the rustic charm of this local restaurant and its authentic décor. For those who have sweet tooth, Le Gecko is the go-to place as this place offers pastries and is the best in town. After a chilly day, it’s best to take a sip with a cup of hot chocolate here.