Things to do in Sapa
1. Trekking - must thing to do in Sapa
Sapa with its mountainous picturesque landscapes and numerous of wonderful attractions is the ideal place for trekking lovers; therefore trekking amongst the overwhelming mountain range and rice terraces is truly a thing to do in Sapa.
Travelers can choose among various available trekking routes, from easy ones such as some walk around the town, visiting some tribal villages to the great achievement of climbing to the top of Fansipan at the height of 3,143 meters above sea level. On the trekking routes, the beautiful scenes of valley, terraced rice fields and numerous fantastic attractions won’t let you down.
2. Staying in a home stay
This is really an excellent experience that you will always treasure. Travelers are offered to share the house with the local residents, who are part of the ethnic minorities in Vietnam. It’s an unbeatable opportunity for you to know about their authentic lives, traditional cultures as well to try some Sapa dishes and of course, enjoy the comfortable stay.
3. Visiting markets & enjoying street food - top things to do in Sapa
Local markets are the best places to explore the culture and daily life of ethnic people in Sapa and the western north of Vietnam. Large markets in the region are Bac Ha, Can Cau, Y Linh Ho, Linh Khau Nhin, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, etc. Handmade textures, clothes, agricultural products, and local street food are easily found in these markets. You can also participate in many exciting cultural activities/ games, go shopping to buy beautiful souvenirs or just wander around to capture stunning photos landscape and people here.
4. Discover the most attractive sightseeing places - recommended places to go and things to do in Sapa
- Thac Bac (Silver Waterfall) lies beside National Highway No 4D, about 12 km from Sapa Town’s centre. Silver Waterfall is formed by sources of water from the Lo Sui Tong mountain peak. From the distance, the waterfall looks like a white dragon looking down from the sky. You can reach the Silver Waterfall by motor bike or by car in half an hour. From there you can see stunning view of the surrounding mountains and the last forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park.
- Rice terraces in Sapa are slopes claimed from nature for cultivation in hilly or mountainous areas. Due to the steep feature, fertile soil thanks to it was created by weathered granite rock and mountain cliffs often stock water, ethnic minority people can grow rice and establish terraced rice fields, one after another, from the foot to nearly top of mountains.
- The name of Ham Rong was derived from the legend that, in primitive age there were a couple of dragons which became attached to each other while the deluge was rising high. Walking up, they hurrily separated from each other but failed. They were drifted to different places.
- Fansipan is branded “the Roof of Indochina” at the height of 3, 143m; Fansipan is to be approved as one of the very few ecotourist spots of Vietnam, with about 2, 024 floral varieties and 327 fauna species. The topography of Fansipan is varied. Muong Hoa Valley, at the lowest altitude (950-1,000 m), is created by a narrow strip of land at the base on the east side of the mountain.