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Top 10 most attractive tourist attractions in Sapa - Lao Cai

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Sapa is located in the northwest of the country, is a highland district of Lao Cai province, about 30 km from the center of Lao Cai city, the average altitude is 1500 - 1800m above sea level. In one day in Sapa, you can feel the weather of 4 spring, summer, autumn and winter. Let's explore with HoaBinh Tourist the top 10 most attractive destinations when traveling to Sapa - Lao Cai right now.

1. Fansipan Peak - the roof of Indochina

Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam, also the highest of the three Indochinese countries, so it is dubbed the "Roof of Indochina" in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, with an area of 3,143m high and length. 280km is located in the center of Hoang Lien Son range and about 9km southwest of Sapa town, bordering two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau in the northwest region of Vietnam. In the local language, the mountain's name is "Hua Xi Pan'' and means a giant precarious rock.

Crazy before the majestic beauty of Fansipan Peak - the roof of Indochina

Fansipan peak is now a rendezvous for many climbers. Conquering this mountain can be done through tours of professional travel agencies or self-sufficient with the guidance of local people. The climbing route can start from Hanoi to Lao Cai by train for a distance of 333km; then from Lao Cai to Sapa by car over 38km; then from Sa Pa to the top of Tram Ton pass or less commonly, Cat Cat tourist area by car or motorbike taxi.

2. Sapa Ancient Church

Located in the center of Sapa town, Sapa Stone Church (Church of Our Lady of the Rosary) built in 1895 is considered as the most complete ancient architectural mark of the French left. The church has been embellished and preserved, becoming an indispensable image when referring to the misty Sapa town.

With a total area of the church campus of more than 6,000 m2, Sapa church has enough room for the arrangement of areas including: Church area, parish house, monk's house, livestock house, angel house , front yard, fence, Holy Garden. The row of parish houses built parallel to the church area consists of 5 compartments.

Sapa ancient stone church- An architectural masterpiece in the mountains of the Northwest

The church area consists of 7 compartments over 500 m2, the bell tower is 20 m high, in the tower is a 1.5 m high bell, cast in 1932, weighs 500 kg, echoes within a radius of nearly 1km. Currently, on the surface of the bell is still clearly marked, the number of people who donated money to mint the bell... 

3. Sapa Heaven Gate

Sapa Heaven Gate is not a strange place to many Sapa tourists because it is located on the highest peak of O Quy Ho pass - one of the four most famous passes in Vietnam.

If you want to find a place with a peaceful, unspoiled natural setting to admire the Northwest mountains, you should come to the Heaven Sapa Gate. Referring to the place of Heaven's Gate, tourists who have been to all the Northwest provinces will talk about Heaven Gate in Ha Giang - a tourist destination with beautiful mountain views.  

Sapa Heaven Gate - An attractive check-in destination that attracts young people from 3 regions to explore

With an altitude of 2228m, Sapa Heaven Gate is the best place to admire the Northwest mountains in Sapa. Standing at Heaven's Gate, visitors will see the beauty of O Quy Ho Pass winding around the slopes of a large mountain in the Hoang Lien Son range and the two most beautiful waterfalls in the Northwest, Silver Waterfall and Love Waterfall. These are all famous Sapa tourist destinations with beautiful, fairy-like scenery.

4. Rose Valley

Few people know that in the mountain town of Sapa there is a very beautiful Rose Valley. Traveling to Sapa to discover the beauty of the Rose Valley, visitors will be amazed at the great beauty of this attractive tourist destination. Currently, Rose Valley is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Sapa. This place is a very large garden (about 22ha) located between two big mountains of Sapa, Fansipan, and Ham Rong. 

Coming to the Rose Valley, visitors will live in a space filled with colorful flowers. The mountain air is fresh and cool, giving visitors a great feeling of relaxation. Walking around the Rose Valley, visitors will admire the beauty of many rare species of roses such as Sapa roses, French roses, American crispy roses...

Sapa Rose Valley - Favorite virtual living spot of tourists from all over the world

From November to March, the whole Rose Valley is filled with the red and pink colors of nearly million roses racing each other show the beauty. The space inside the Rose Valley has many beautiful photo angles, if visitors have a bit of photography skills, the roses here will become the background for beautiful check-in photos. 

5. Lao Chai Village

Lao Chai Village will give you the opportunity to freely rent ethnic costumes and take photos in the natural village setting. Lao Chai village is the place where the common roof of ethnic minorities such as H'Mong, Tay, Dao... This beautiful village is located about 7km from Sapa town. To come here, you go through Cau May Street and turn to Muong Hoa Street, you have reached Lao Chai village. Coming to Lao Chai village, visitors can interact and learn about the culture and customs of ethnic minorities in the North.

The most beautiful village in Lao Chai is from September to April next year. At this time, Lao Chai village becomes poetic with the scene of brilliant golden terraced fields from peaceful valleys, one after another running to the middle of the mountain. The biggest tourist attraction in Lao Chai village is that despite having modern and comfortable equipment, the ethnic groups here still preserve and promote the characteristics of traditional lifestyles and culture in a way that is easy to understand intact.

Lao Chai village impresses with its golden terraced fields

6. Ham Rong Mountain

Located right in the center of Sapa town, near Sapa church, at an altitude of 1700m above sea level, the highest place that can reach the milestone of 1900m, Ham Rong Mountain is the most ideal place for visitors to feel all the ecstatic beauty of heaven, earth, nature, and the world's vitality in Sapa. Especially when you come to Ham Rong Mountain, there is an observatory that offers the perfect opportunity to see the magnificent Sapa from above. The observatory on Ham Rong Mountain also has the most beautiful view of Sapa town.

Ham Rong Mountain attracts tourists, especially foreigners, because of its natural scenery with many species of natural flowers and grass. During the journey to conquer and explore Ham Rong Mountain, you can stop along the way; there will be many huts and stalls serving. The dishes are all typical of Sapa, with strange and unique flavors and ingredients that are still equally delicious.

Ham Rong Mountain - a tourist destination that attracts tourists by its grandeur and poetic beauty

7. Coc San

Coc San is one of the famous tourist destinations when having the opportunity to visit Sapa, Lao Cai. Coc San Cave is located in Coc San commune, Bat Xat district, about 7km from Lao Cai city. Coc San Cave is part of a cluster of attractive tourist attractions in Sapa Land. Coc San is a system of waterfalls and caves, large and small, that is still unspoiled. The cave has many waterfalls arranged from low to high, just like the steps, creating a beautiful cascade waterfall. Some waterfalls fall from above, creating very romantic white bubbles.

The Coc San landscape is harmonious and spacious. The magical mystery exudes from the waterfalls, rock formations, and caves, which many visitors admire. This tourist destination is not only for tourists who are passionate about discovering and loving beauty; today, it also attracts a lot of tourists who love art and photographers who come to save beautiful photos.

Marvel at the beauty of Coc San Cave in Sapa

8. Silver Waterfall

Dubbed one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam, Silver Waterfall, located about 12 km west of Sapa town, is a beautiful photography spot in Sapa. Coming to Silver Waterfall, you will admire the majestic beauty of the mountains. Sapa is not only attractive by the fresh atmosphere with endless mountain ranges, Sapa also brings the majestic and magical beauty of the waterfalls that nature bestows. With a height of 200m, Silver Waterfall is the upstream of Muong Hoa stream (Ca Hoa stream) with an altitude of 1,800 m located at the foot of O Quy Ho pass.

After the journey to discover Silver waterfall, visitors can stop under the waterfall and enjoy the specialties of Sa Pa such as wild meat, wild vegetables, stream fish... The way to the waterfall is not only with ancient trees. but also densely interlaced vines. Many visitors coming to Silver Waterfall are not surprised by the wild beauty, beautiful nature but also feel the artistic space with rows of trees and rocks.

Silver Waterfall - a majestic waterfall that attracts adventurous people to experience

9. Cat Cat Village

If you have the opportunity to visit Sapa, you can choose Cat Cat village as your stopover. This is the most beautiful ancient village in the Northwest mountains, the pride of Sapa. It is located in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district, about 2km from the center of Sapa town to the gate of the village.

Cat Cat village is an ancient village that attracts tourists, about 3km from Sapa town towards the top of Fansipan. Cat Cat village is known as the most beautiful ancient village in the Northwest when it comes to unique culture, traditional architecture and poetic scenery.

Cat Cat village is located in the middle of the majestic wild mountain natural scenery, with a small and beautiful rustic beauty. Cat Cat village is full of charm with simple wooden houses, small murmuring streams, colorful brocade panels and simple small ethnic people. The rustic ethnic houses, the paved road leading to the village, the giant watermill will be the coordinates you should check in when coming to Cat Cat.

Cat Cat village is remembered by its poetic and mysterious beauty

10. Love Waterfall

Love Waterfall is located in San Sa Ho commune, 14 km southwest of Sapa town center. To reach Love Waterfall, you have to walk deep into the forest, through the green bamboo forests.

On March days, the path leading to the falls becomes more beautiful thanks to the brilliant red color of the azaleas. The green color of the forest trees combined with the bright red color of the azaleas form an extremely charming picture of nature.

Not as majestic and magnificent as Silver Waterfall, Love Waterfall has a gentle and romantic beauty. The waterfall flows from a height of 100m, day and night, pouring white columns of water down to the Golden Stream. The waterfall falls to form a cool, blue lake. Surrounding the waterfall are charming scenery, verdant trees, and wild flowers blooming. Occasionally, you will hear wild birds chirping.

Love Waterfall - favorite check-in destination for couples

Visitors to Love Waterfall are free to admire the waterfall, bathe in the waterfall, and take pictures by the waterfall. On weekends, you can invite more relatives and friends to the waterfall for a picnic. It's great to enjoy a simple lunch when using rocks as a table and plants and flowers as a place to shade the sun. This is also an interesting experience when coming to here.

You want to discover Sapa in the most wonderful way, so let's pack your backpack with HoaBinh Tourist and go experience it right away. For any information that needs advice, please contact us via Hotline: 0913.311.911 for quick support.



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