Top 7 most popular Sapa tourist destinations in 2024

by Lam Pham

Sapa – the tourist “paradise” of Northern Vietnam. This place is not only famous for its mountains, and golden terraced fields but also an ideal destination for those who love to explore nature. If you are a nature lover, then Sapa is the ideal destination for you. Let’s explore the beauty here with Karst Plateau with the Top 7 places in Sapa not to be missed in your 2024 trip!

Introduce to Sapa

Introduce to Sapa

Sapa with an area of about 678.6 km2 is mainly inhabited by the ethnic groups of Mong, Dao, Tay, Giay, Xa Pho, Kinh, and Hoa. This is a famous tourist land of Lao Cai because it contains many wonders of natural scenery. The natural landscape of Sapa is combined with the creativity of people along with the terrain of mountains and hills, and the green color of the forest, as the picture is arranged in a harmonious composition to create a region with many attractive poetic scenes.

Immersed in floating clouds, Sapa town is like a city in a magical mist, making visitors feel like they are lost in a fairyland. Here, there is an invaluable resource that is a cool fresh climate, with many diverse shades.

1. Fansipan Peak

This place is considered the roof of Indochina, the meeting place of heaven and earth

Fansipan – the place known as the “roof of Indochina” is always at the top of tourist activities not to be missed when coming to Sapa. The best time to climb Fansipan Peak is from September to April next year. This is the time when the weather and climate in Fansipan are most stable, with little rain and cool.

To be able to reach the top of Fansipan, visitors can climb or take the cable car. Inside the cable car, you can enjoy impressive panoramic views of the Hoang Lien Son range and Muong Hoa Valley. Do not miss Bamboo Garden, Bao An Zen Temple, Bich Van Zen Temple, shopping mall, etc. located in the Fansipan Legend area.

2. Muong Hoa Valley

Extremely hot Check-in location on purple flower fields in Muong Hoa valley

Muong Hoa Valley – one of the places you should go in Sapa. This valley belongs to the Hou Hao Commune. About 10km from Sapa town go in the southeast direction. This is inhabited by ethnic people of Black H’Mong, Red Dao, Giay people, etc. 

Coming to Muong Hoa Sapa Valley, visitors will explore the ancient rock complex with a length of about 4km and a width of about 2km. This place also left an impression on friends from all over the world with the ancient stone slabs interspersed between trees, with terraced fields cascading uniquely of the Muong Hoa region. On it, there are engraved many drawings, and strange symbols such as human figures, writing, suns, steps, and paths.

  • Ticket price: 80,000 VND/person

3. Ham Rong Mountain

This place possesses a peaceful and rustic setting

Ham Rong Mountain is located right next to Sapa town, 3 km away, visitors can walk there. Standing on the top of Ham Rong Mountain, you can see the panoramic view of Sapa, Muong Hoa Valley, Sa Pa, and Ta Phin hidden in the smoke. Up to Ham Rong, visitors seem to get lost in the fairy garden, clouds rushing, flowers brilliant on the ground.

Ham Rong Mountain is a dragon-headed mountain in the majestic Hoang Lien Son range located right behind Sapa stone church. This is considered one of the few magnificent mountains of Vietnam with such a unique dragon head image. From the foot of Sapa stone church to the top of Ham Rong mountain with an altitude of 1,800 meters above sea level, just over 1 km long but it takes us up to 1 hour to conquer this mountain.

Ticket price: Adults 70,000 vnd and Children 20,000 vnd

4. Sapa Ancient Church

Here you will freely admire the unique Roman architecture with its soaring, elegant, and ancient lines

Sapa Ancient Church – one of the places you should go when traveling to Sapa for young people. Sapa ancient church is located in an impressive location behind Ham Rong mountain, in front is a large land – where many cultural works can be built to serve social activities.

This is considered a symbol of the misty city that everyone wants to set foot in once in their life. Imbued with French architecture, the church has villas that are quite old but have their beauty. If you come to Sapa, do not forget to visit this ancient church!

5. Sin Chai Village

Sin Chai Village

In addition to Ta Van, Sin Chai is also one of the ideal Sapa tourist destinations to feel the peace and wilderness of the Northwest. Since ancient times, this village has been home to the Black Mongolian people, an ethnic minority with many unique customs.

Coming to Sin Chai, we don’t need to go anywhere to find a good photo. This village is surrounded by skyscrapers, loitering clouds, and beautiful rice fields.

6. O Quy Ho Pass

Heaven’s Gate O Quy Ho Sapa

It is no coincidence that O Quy Ho Pass is known as the King of the Northwest Pass. This is the largest and most beautiful pass in Sapa and also the longest pass of the Northwest mountains.

Therefore, if you go to the pass by motorbike, you need to be very careful. Although the road is zigzag and rugged, O Quy Ho Pass has become an ideal check-in place for all visitors to Sapa. With an altitude of up to 2000m above sea level. Standing on O Quy Ho’s pass looking down, you can almost see the whole scene at the foot of the pass. From here, visitors can see the Hoang Lien Son range or Fansipan Peak engulfed in a fanciful mist and full of poetry.

7. Ta Phin Village

The terraced fields here will be covered with a warm yellow color in the autumn sky.

Ta Phin village is one of the places to go for tourists who want to explore the unspoiled nature in Sapa. About 12km from the town center to the Northwest, the village attracts visitors with its fresh natural landscape mixed with wild, rustic features along with national culture.

Coming here, you will discover and learn about daily life as well as the customs and customs of ethnic people. The famous rituals that make up the identity of this land such as Bai Tram dance to catch baba, wedding ceremonies, sympathetic singing. Besides, Ban Ta Phin is also famous for its extremely finely designed brocade items. This is also a very suitable choice for visitors to bring back gifts to friends and relatives!

In addition, visitors can travel to Ta Phin village from August to mid-September to see the golden terraced rice fields. Because this is harvest time, the terraced fields here will be covered with a warm yellow color in the autumn sky.

Above are the top 7 beautiful tourist destinations in Sapa, famous for the unique features and attractions that Karst Plateau synthesizes for you. Hope this information will be helpful to you.

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