Hill tribe villages Cat Cat, Ta Van, Ban Ho, Ta Phin (about
5km from town centre) is where travelers should visit,
explore the daily life of local people in Sapa, with natural
and charming mountain scenery you will have a chance to
enjoy fresh air of a mountainous area.
Love waterfall, about 15km from town,
close to the main road, very convenient to visit, from a
distance travelers can hear the sound of water falling in
torrent, looks like a silver stream. In addition, Ca Nhay
waterfall in the Ban Ho eco tourism village is also very
interesting in the season of south wind, thousands of fish
come and lay eggs, jumping up and down in the stream
About 17km southeast of Sapa, the bridge over Muong Hoa
river made from rattan is a favouite site for tourists, in
addition to the natural setting in the mountain background,
the bridge gives you a sense of floating on clouds on misty
Sapa ancient rock field: The ruins are located in the
valley of Muong Hoa between 3 communes Hau Thao, Su Pan and
Ta Van. The site stretches 8 sq km with nearly 200 rocks
carved with strange patterns. This as a sequela of the
appreance of prehistoric man in Sapa.
18km north of Sapa, this is the highest peak road can go to
enjoy the famous Fansipan mountain. Not only a beauty spot,
the road to heaven gates is impressive with winding curves
between mountain range
At the elevation of 3143m above the sea level, Sapa is
nicknamed "the roof of Indochina". Fansipan is a favourite
destination for young conquerers. Travellers can reach
Fansiapn in one of the ways: Golden Stream - Love waterfall
Tram Ton pass to Fansipan. At the moment access to
Hoang Lien national park is not permitted yet.
In Sapa town:
Ham Rong mountain, stone Catholic church, night
love market is attractions not to be missed when
Eating and drinking:
BBQ: In additional to village pigs, cabbage wrap in beef,
grilled corn and sweet potato, Sapa also has delicious
dishes such as grilled eggs, chicken...Visitors can enjoy
these food in Ham Rong road, near the centre church or any
hidden corner in town, even at tourists sites like Love
waterfall, Muong Hoa valley.
Other dishes: Sapa is famous with dishes made from
Salmon, sturgeon, black chicken and vegetables like
Cauliflower, broccoli, carrots...All can combine to make a
special hot pot of Sapa that cannot be found anywhere. You
should also not miss Piped rice, Thang Co soup, Ban Pho corn
Sapa cuisine market: The restaurants located on Xuan
Vien, Cau May, Thac Bac bridge is where you can stop over to
choose your own specialties for lunch and dinner.
coffee: Cafes are quite commonplace in Sapa with
beautiful views on the Cau May street with romantic European
style. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the chilly mist
travelers will feel the sense of unique, interesting
lifestyle on the highland.
Bars: If you prefer a more active place, you can
visit some bars like Tau Bar, Delta Bar, Royal Bar , Valley
View Bar at Cau May area, Bamboo bar, Mountain bar and pub,
Hmong sister bar in Muong Hoa, Gecko bar at Ham Rong...
Red Zhao people's herb bath: Service price 10 usd/person,
there are many places available in Sapa town however it you
want to try herbal bath served by Red Zhao people you need
to go to Ta Phin village, 12km from town.
Shopping: Peach and plum is famous gifts of Sapa,
Peach grown in Sapa is light sour and fresh. Beside Sapa
market you can also buy on the sidewalks or on the way
from/to Sapa, you should have a basket bag to keep the peach
instead of plastic bag that may spoil the fruit.
Brocade: That may be the brocade panels or decorative
items like motifs brocade scarf, bag, backpack, pillow
covers, skirts, shirts, blankets...There are some shops on
Cau May street. On a small corner of 2nd floor of Sapa
market there are a lot of brocade products are for sale with
Medicine, herbs: Aside from a number of herbs such as
licorice, Thach Thao, Ngu Gia Bi, lotus seeds, lotus cores,
Tam That... you can also buy wild bee honey, Linh Chi
mushrooms...at pharmacy shops in Sapa.
Souvenir: You can buy jewelry made from Gold, silver,
handicrafts at the shops in Cau May, Muong Hoa shop, stone
carving shop, silver Sapa, Woodcarving shops...