Sapa

Food & Cuisine In Sapa

There are some restaurants offering both Vietnamese food and some non-Vietnamese dishes. Mid Range hotels usually boast about offering at least some "Western" dishes, and smaller hotels and guesthouses will normally be able to offer at least something non-Vietnamese. However, do not expect it to be "just like Grandma used to make".

The Best Time To Travel

For the most pleasant weather, the best times to visit Sapa is March and May or mid-September to early December. While trips can be enjoyed year-round, the winters in Sapa get cold, with some fog and drizzle, and the summers have the hottest weather and higher chances of rain, with the rainy season starting in May through September.

Things To Do & See

Sapa is such a colourful town thanks to the H'mong and Dzao people from the local hill tribes who head into the town's market every day to trade their produce. There's a main market every Saturday when the place is packed but there's a lower key one every other day during the week.

Sapa Love Market

Do not miss it anyway if you are staying here a saturday night.Young Red Dzao hill tribe used to come to Sapa to sing songs to the opposite sex. Girls sang the songs hidden in the dark, when a boy found them, and if they matched together, they disappeared into the forest for three days. Some of them got married after that.

Taphin Village In Sapa

Ta Phin is a picturesque thirty minute drive North of Sapa. Set within a valley with a towering mountain peak at one end, this village is alive with the daily life of the Kinh, Red Dao and Black Hmong people.

Lao Chai Village In Sapa

Lao Chai is a village of black H’Mong ethnic group.

Ta Van Village In Sapa

Ta Van is a small village set within a picturesque valley not far from the northern Vietnamese mountain resort of Sa Pa. The area is renowned for its colourful ethnic minorities, and Ta Van is home to two such groups.

Ban Ho Village In Sapa

This vilalge is populated by the Tay minority. They were very welcoming and friendly towards people. Ban Ho Village, home to the Tay minorities and perhaps the most picturesque of the whole Challenge.

Thac Bac Waterfall

13 km away in the west from Sapa town, Thac Bac waterfall is formed by sources of water from the Lo Sui Tong mountain peak. From the distance, Silver Waterfall looks like a white dragon looking down from the sky.

The People In Sapa Lao Cai

The population of the Lào Cai province is a mosaic of ethnic groups. An incredible variety of peoples, some of them unique to Vietnam, are found on a relatively small area.

Sapa Architecture - Sapa Travel Guide - Sapa Travel

Made of strong durable wood (such as « iron wood » called Lime), these houses are built on stilts, with the traditional palm roof to keep the summer heat away. They are often surrounded with balconies and open on all four sides to let the breeze in.

The Thousand Flavours

Vietnamese cuisine mirrors the country cultural and ethnic diversity, so that one should talk about Vietnamese cuisines, in the plural. North Vietnamese cuisine is the oldest, and consists mainly of soups, stews and grilled foods. It is extremely sophisticated and is considered one of the best in the world.

Sapa remoted market tour 3 days - 4 nights

It takes almost 2 hours to get to MuongHum - a small & traditional market situated among ethnic villages. The market deeply shows the typical cultural features of Vietnam's remote areas.

Sapa weekend market tour – 3 markets (Can Cau, BacHa & Coc Ly markets)

for CocLy market, which is situated far from Sapa. Enjoy the peaceful life of 6 different minority peoples (Flower H'mong, Black Dzao, Tay, Dzay, HaNhi and Nung). The market is the chance for the minorities to meet and share joy and sorrows after the crops, to exchange one another's experience.

Sapa market tour on Sunday & Tuesday (BacHa & Cocly - special markets & boat trip)

At the market, you have chance to enjoy BacHa people's simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches... talking to the minorities through the guide's interpretation.

Lung Khau Nhin market - Cao Son ecolodge ( 3nights/2days)

Unspoilt Cao Son is await for your great exploration! Coming to Cao Son to enjoy the rugged mountain ranges, untouched waterfalls, imposing cliffs and green forests. It is truly a place for a great memory on the horse back or forest trails. Interestingly, you are to be pampered by the endless local hospitality while experience minorities' life.

Cao Son marketday 3nights/2days (On Wednesday)

Cao Son is the most stunning part of Lao Cai province. The wonder of Cao Son is ever inspirational with mild weather, authentic culture of local hill tribes.

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