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About Sapa

Located on the northern mountains of Vietnam right through the border of China, Sapa is the frontier town of Sa Pa District in Lao Cai District. Sapa is 1500 metres above the sea level, on a mountainous and rugged terrain. It is a varied area both for its nature and cultural diversity and also the hometown of 5 of the most famous tribes of Vietnam.

You can see the rice terraces at full length on the hills, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak of the country in Sapa and the nearby. Moreover, you can discover the area by cable car or trekking looking onto the impressive mountain views and you can take a photo of the locals wearing extravagant traditional clothings. With its tiny and cute streets and crowded markets, Sapa is indeed one of the most extraordinary cities you could ever see in your life. It is also a haunt for the backpackers looking for an adventure as well. Catching your attention easily with its shiny neon lights, the night markets are ideal spots to buy handmade bags and souvenirs sold by the tribeswomen. Located on the east of the city, Bac Ha Market is a place where many livestocks, and even buffalo are sold and you can see the river view here the best. However, Love Market brings all the singles of the city together and that is why it is peculiar to this city only. Love Market takes place only during weekend and plenty of men and women from various tribes come here to find a partner. People dance and perform traditional shows and live performances, and sing in this Love Market, which will be among the places you could never forget about this city.

Located on the border of Chine and Vietnam, Ban Gioc Waterfall is also one of the places that will remain in your memories on your vacation in Sapa thanks to its natural beauty. Accepted as one of the most beautiful spots of Vietnam, this waterfall can be reached via tours or a motorcycle ride full of adrenaline. The closest airport to this lovely mountain city is Noi Bai International Aiport that is around 293 kilometres away. Located in the capital Hanoi, Noi Bai International Aiport is the largest airport in Northern Vietnam. You can use public transport options such as train or bus to reach Sapa from Hanoi. You can arrive Sapa by a sleeper you can use during the night comfortably in 10 hours or by bus in almost 6 hours.

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