Top Things to do in Sapa
The spectacular mountain of Sapa offers some of the most favorable conditions for those who love outdoor activities, develving into the ethnic cultures, sampling exotic foods and travel to the secluded lands
Trek along Muong Hoa ValleyThis valley lasts for more than 25km, offering the typical, mesmerizing landscapes of Sapa where rice terraces curves along the mountain, fascinating villages scattering along the banks and hills where Muong Hoa river flows through.
If Sapa is all about trekking then Muong Hoa valley is one of the must sees. Though there are famous attractions, you still have chances to enjoy the unspoilt nature if you take some off tourist path trek in O Quy Ho or Seo Mi Ty routes.
Learn about local traditional workIn many villages of Sapa, ethnic hill tribes reserve very well their tradition of making clothes from the jute. In weaving season, Black Hmong people unskin the jute, making the fabric then dye them with indio leaves before decorate it by their own technique.
In Cat Cat villages and some other places near Sapa town, villagers runs Batik lessons, one of the most highlighted experience you should not miss. Batik workshops are also found in Lao Chai village in the heart of Muong Hoa valley.
Riding on the Heaven GateThose who fancy a distinctive bike ride will find Tram Ton pass a great descent in north Vietnam. Known as Heaven Gate, this pass is the border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau province boasting the magnificient vistas while it winds through cascading waterfalls, untouched forest, remote villages and verdant plantations.
The ride is listed in most of the bike tours in north Vietnam. However, there are plenty of choices for mountain bikers such as Ban Khoang route, Ben Den route.
Hill Tribe MarketUndoubtedly, Bac Ha market is mentioned in many guidebooks thanks to its popularity and size, Lao Cai province has more than just this remarkable fair. There are up to 6 weekly markets where you can witness the busy stream of ethnic minorities flocks into, enjoying their socialization through buy-sell activities as well having some cheerful wine drinks.
The markets of Muong Khuong, Cao Son, Coc Ly, Lung Khau Nhin provides wonderful photogenic opportunities to capture the portrait of local minorities as well unlike scenery.
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" Trekking Off beaten track in the mountain of Sapa, riding a motor through the rugged mountains of Ha Giang and plung into the pristine waters of Con Dao archipelago should be some of the most amazing experiences in Vietnam that last for a lifetime "
- Mr. Nguyen - adventure expert
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