Sapa Vietnam, located in the Northwest region, is famous as one of the most attractive tourist destinations welcoming many domestic and foreign tourists. So what is so special about this land that is hailed as a "meeting land between heaven and earth"? ... Read more

I - Where is Sapa in Vietnam?

This is a misty town of Lao Cai province in the northwest of Vietnam. This mountainous town is about 38km from Lao Cai city and 376km from the Hanoi capital.  From Hanoi, you can get here by sleeping bus or overnight trains within 6-7 hours. 

Sapa altitude is about 1,500 - 1,800m above sea level. This place has a temperate and subtropical climate that is extremely pleasant and comfortable all year round. The average temperature is about 15°C. Winter is usually cloudy and cold, the temperature sometimes drops below 0°C, sometimes it snows.

II - Sapa reviews from international tourists

This town is a great place where you can visit all year round. To explore the best places here, you should take a 3-4 day trip including trekking & sightseeing tour, climbing tour or experience more about unique local culture. 

- Best places to visit: Silver Waterfall, Stone Church, Muong Hoa Valley, Bac Ha Market, Love Market, 

- The best place to hike: Fansipan Mountain at the height of 3143m. 

- Best trekking route for sightseeing & exploring local life; Sapa Town - Lao Chai Village - Ta Van Village - Giang Ta Chai Village - Ta Phin Village

Let’s see what tourists said about this charming land: 

User Kevspain from the United Kingdom visited Fansipan Peak and left a comment on Tripadvisor which stated “From the cold mist of the valleys we ascended to the top of the mountain via cable car. We emerged through the clouds into a beautiful sunny morning overlooking the mountains and valleys which stood out below us. We were so lucky to have witnessed such views on a truly memorable day”

User Mawa N from Campuchia after visiting Muong Hoa Valley in Sapa Vietnam left said “One word to describe this place is: Amazing. Rice terraces, the hills, the clouds, the river, are just beautiful. Do not want to go home. Definitely will return”

Above are 2 of many reviews of tourists who have been here and their experiences here.

Sapa review

The stunning landscape - Source: Internet

III - Getting around Sapa Vietnam 

You can easily take a taxi to get around. To explore the more remote villages, it is recommended to hire a scooter or trekking. 

1 - Taxi 

- Mai Linh Taxi: 0214 3 833 388 

- Hung Vuong Taxi: 0214 3 855 855 

- Hoang Hop Taxi: 0214 3 843 843

- Hai Yen Taxi: 0214 3 835 835

- Van Ngoc Taxi: 0214 3 758 758

- Thanh Cong Taxi: 0214 3 685 685

- Thien Hai Taxi: 0214 3 686 868

- Thuy Hoang Gia Taxi: 0214 3 775 686

2 - Motorbike rental in Sapa Vietnam 

Almost all hotels & hostels here offer scooter rental services at a price of about $7.8 per day. You can also rent a motorbike from the following rental shops: 

Sapa motorbike rental

- Address: Sapa Olympia Hotel - No.144 Thach Son Street, Sapa Town  

- Phone number: 0975 874 987

Sapa motorbike rental

- Address: No.1 Ham Rong Street, Sapa Town

- Phone number: 0986 259 477

Hoc Ly motorbike rental

- Address: No.08 Hoang Lien Son Street, Sapa Town (Sun Plaza back gate).

- Phone number: 0915 190 874

IV - A quick look at the history of Sapa Vietnam 

This land used to be a wild hill surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape. In 1905, this place was discovered, invested by the French, and developed into an ideal tourist resort. Over the past 100 years, this place has gradually become a favorite destination of tourists, attracted by both the beautiful landscape and the uniqueness of the indigenous culture.

Sapa Vietnam is definitely an ideal place for solo travelers and leisure tourists. Hope this brief can inspire you to get more information about this misty town and have a nice trip here.

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Muong Hoa Valley Vietnam, a large valley and one of the best tourist spots in Sapa, will certainly wow you with its pristine and charming landscape. You have the chance to admire the side-by-side terraced fields, majestic mountain scenery and unique architecture of the local houses... ...Read more
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Fansipan Mountain Sapa, known as the highest mountain in Vietnam or the rooftop of Indochina is located at the height of 3143m above sea level. To conquer this summit, the fastest way is taking a cable car. You can also get a  2-day trekking tour for more experience. ...Read more
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Silver Waterfall Sapa (Thac Bac in Vietnamese) is like a masterpiece of nature, boasting the majestic beauty that allures a large number of visitors to come. Let’s accompany us in this virtual tour in the article below to get closer to this charming waterfall. ...Read more
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ta van village


Famous as a small and beautiful ethnic village located in the southeast of Sapa town, Ta Van village with its peaceful and rustic scenery is definitely a stopover not to be missed in Sapa. ...Read more
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Cat Cat Village Sapa is nestled under the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Coming here, you could freely enjoy the fresh Northwest mountainous atmosphere and admire the charming scenery. ...Read more
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Market in Sapa
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Markets in Sapa have long been a traditional & cultural beauty of local ethnic minorities. The markets are held on weekends or special occasions for celebrating the festivals. The Love market, Sapa night market, Can Cau market and Bac Ha market are the most worth-visiting places. ...Read more
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Ta Phin village Vietnam is one of the top favorite destinations in Sapa. While almost every village in the mountainous Northwest of Vietnam has somehow changed themselves due to tourism development, the village of Ta Phin Sapa is probably the only one to retain the peace and serenity of the original version. Asides from many places to visit, you are given a chance to bathe in herbal water, which is said to be an amazing and healthy experience.  ...Read more
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