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Exploring SAPA - 2020, a “muse” of North-West Vietnam - Part 2

Feb 04, 2020 583 Views By Ngo Long
What should we do in Sapa? There are many activities that you can do in Sapa.  (see more part 1 at here)  

(1) Take a trekking tour, explore the beauty of nature

Recently, many travel agents are providing trekking tours in Sapa, hence, it is not hard to find a suitable one and explore Sapa in your own way. It should be great if you take this kind of activity in summer or autumn, as the weather will not be too cold, and you can enjoy the beauty of the rice terrace along your trail. 
Taking a trekking tour in Sapa
Taking a trekking tour in Sapa

(2) Visit Ham Rong Mountain

“Ham Rong” means the mountain looks like a jaw of a dragon opening wide to the sky from afar. The peak of Ham Rong Mountain at the altitude of 1800m. The path to Ham Rong Mountain is grown a wide range of strange flowers from the temperate zone. On the top of Ham Rong Mountain, there is a place called “San May” (cloud yard), where people can have a panorama view of Sapa. 
The view from Cloud Yard
The view from Cloud Yard

(3) Experiencing the herbal bath of the Red Dao people in Sapa

The Red Dao herbal water recipe is a traditional therapy. In Sapa, no matter it’s summer or wintertime, Red Dao people usually make a big fokienia-tubs of boiled-herb water for the whole family to use. This special kind of bathing is famous not only for its materials which are all good for health but also good to refresh people’s minds, especially after a long day. Hence, this service of Red Dao people is a must try to any tourist in Sapa. 
Normally, all the ingredients herbs will be washed carefully and boiled for 3 hours until the water turns into red color with a romantically typical scent. The average time to take an herbal bath is 30 minutes.

 (4) Look at the hunting landscape at the mountain pass named “O Quy Ho”

On the way to Lai Chau province from Sapa, through Silver waterfall and Love waterfall, you will visit the top of O Qui Ho pass, which is one of the four great passes of the northern mountains. Standing on the top of the pass, you will see the winding roads linking Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Next to it is the majestic Hoang Lien Son range.
From O Quy Ho pass
From O Quy Ho pass

(5) Visit Mt. Fansipan, the “roof of Indochina”

Sapa is a main gateway to Mt Fansipan which peak with a height of 3143 meters, the highest mountain in the Vietnam, and also is known as the “roof of Indochina”. Tourists can visit Fansipan by using the cable car or take a trekking tour, that are both started from Sapa town. With the cable car, people can reach the top of Fansipan within 15 minutes while it normally takes a minimum of two days for a shortest and hardest trekking tour. However, the experiences are totally different, as you can save time and energy if using the cable car, but when you go for trekking, you might have more chances to discover and enjoy the gorgeous view of rice terraces, the valleys, and the subtropical forest along the trail. 
On the top of Mt. Fansipan
On the top of Mt. Fansipan
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