From September to November or from March to May is the best time for tourists to visit Sapa because the weather is quite stable with sunny days and cold nights. In particular, in April and May, Sapa permeates in blooming flowers and green fields. From lately August to September, tourists can contemplate beautiful golden rice terraces as works of art. If you want to admire peach blossoms, orchid flowers and others, you can come this place after Tet Holiday.
Although the weather might be very cold, especially in the northeast at night in winter from December to February, you can witness sunrise on the valley in early morning. In recent years, the temperatures can drop to freezing and sometimes the town appears snowfall. Thus, you would be see romantic scenic beauty if coming Sapa on this occasion.
Here is top 10 most attractive spots for visitors:
1. The ancient stone church of Sapa
Located in the center of Sapa, the stone church was built in 1895 regarded as the most integrity ancient architecture of French retained. Though this stone church experienced a lots of ups and downs and some regimes, it still proudly has stood as a symbol. The church has been enhanced and preserved to become an indispensable image when everyone remembers misty Sapa town.
Besides, a very curious destination of Sapa is the ruins of a monastery located in Ta Phin commune filling up wild moss and grass with a mysterious aura.
2. Fansipan Mountain – Roof of Indochina
At the height of 3143m, Fansipan is the highest peak of the Indochina peninsula, which is located the center of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Although only 9 km from Sapa town towards the southwest as the crow flies, if trekking and climbing, it takes 3-4 days to get the peak. Today, many professional climbers as well as amateurs find the ways to conquer Fansipan Mountain. They often travel through tours of travel companies or createself-organized teams with guides of local people such as Hmong, Dao, etc., in Cat Cat Village.
From the Fansipan peak, visitors can admire overall majestic views of Sapa to discover the flora and fauna and natural wonder of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Let you explore the mountains in here with a backpacking tourism to the villages of ethnic minorities. The mountain and forest scenery with many various blooming flowers and “clouds hugging the mountains” is certainly delighted all visitors.
3. Cat Cat Village
The age-old village of Hmong ethnic which is about 2 km from Sapa town is an attractive site of Sapa tourism. Cat Cat Village was built in between 19th century by ethnic groups living together. They have grown rice and corn on terraced fields completely by manual methods. They are familiar with farming, breeding and reserve varieties of traditional crafts such as growing cotton, flax and weaving. This village is regarded as an interesting tourism place for visitors.
Floor to admire the views is about 2 km from the town and on the path to go to Cat Cat village. It is located on a separated hill between Sapa town and Cat Cat village with Sapa town in back, Cat Cat village in below and Hoang Lien Son mountain range in front. This is the most beautiful view in Sapa. Travelers can stay at this place to admire the view, drink a cup of coffee, have a lunch or take the photos. It is really a fascinating destination.
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