You may have read a lot of travel blogs about many places but there are only a few about this magnificent place called Sapa. Sapa is a memorable place that is simple yet very inviting. It has a homey like ambiance that tourists will truly love.
Where in the World is Sapa Valley?
You may be wondering where this piece of paradise is. Sapa Valley is a town nestled in Northern Vietnam. It is well known as Tonkinese Alps by locals. It is about 4,921 ft above sea level and lies in the mountain range of Hoang Lien Son in northwest Vietnam which is approximate the Chinese borders.
What’s not to love about Sapa Valley?
It is small but it has everything! What I love about are its breathtaking scenery with its rich rice fields, green mountain ranges and its colorful minorities and their culture. Although a rather small walkable town, the best way to explore it is by riding a motorbike. The place sells anything from souvenir stuffs, to clothes, tobaccos but one of the best thing I enjoyed the most is by having a really nice and relaxing massage.
What to See in Sapa Valley?
Aside from the natural beauty of Sapa, there are many places to visit like the Ham Rong Resort that is built for tourist attraction that features lots of orchids in its European styled garden, restaurants, viewpoints and it even has dance performances from its ethnic minority.
Another place to go to is the Sa Pa Cultural Museum which is located at the back of the Tourist office. In here you will learn the history of Sapa, the traditions and costumes of their ethnic minorities.
Aside from the 2 attractions, you should check the Town Hall building and Sapa Square where you will see old colonial buildings that marks the French colonial era like their church. During evenings, you will get to dances or local gatherings held at the square or you might get a chance to play da cau which is a foot badminton with the locals.
Things You Can Do in Sapa to get authentic Sapa travel experience
There are plenty of things to do in Sapa. I have listed down some of the best things to enjoy while you are in this beautiful rural area:
One thing I enjoyed the most is to just look at the beautiful sunset on my hotel balcony while enjoying a cup of delicious coffee or simply just drinking beer. Continue reading “AUTHENTIC SAPA TRAVEL EXPERIENCE”