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Sapa is a frontier township and capital of Sa Pa District in Lao Cai Province in north-west Vietnam. It is one of the main market towns in the area, where several ethnic minority groups such as Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giay, Pho Lu, and Tay live.

 

Sa Pa is a frontier township and capital of Sa Pa District in Lao Cai Province in north-west Vietnam. It was first inhabited by people about whom nothing is known. They left in the entire valley hundreds of petroglyphs, mostly composed of lines, which experts think date from the 15th century and represent local cadastres. Then came the highland minorities of the Hmong and Yao. The township is one of the main market ones in the area, where several ethnic minority groups such as Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giáy, Pho Lu, and Tày live. These are the four main minority groups still present in Sa Pa district today. The Kinh (lowland Vietnamese) never originally colonised this highest of Viet Nam’s valleys, which lies in the shadow of Phan-Xi-Pǎng (Fansipan, 3143 m), the highest peak in the country.

Sa Pa is a quiet mountain town and home to a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples. The total population of 36,000 consists mostly of minority groups. Besides the Kinh (Viet) people (15 percent) there are mainly five ethnic groups in Sa Pa: Hmong 52 percent, Dao 25 percent, Tay five percent, Giay two percent, and a small number of Xa Pho. Approximately 7,000 live in Sa Pa, the other 36,000 being scattered in small communes throughout the district.

  • Fansipan is a mountain in Vietnam. At 3,143 metres (10,312 ft), it is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula (comprising Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia), hence its nickname “the Roof of Indochina”. It is located in the Lao Cai Province of the Northwest region of Vietnam, 9 km southwest of Sa Pa Township in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range.
  • Cat Cat Village, Cat Cat cultural village was formed in 19th century by the gathering of some families belonging to some ethnic groups living in mountainous areas of northern Vietnam, especially Black H’Mong .They lived next to each other along the mountain side and cultivated surrounding their home. Rice and corn were grown in terraced fields, while traditional handicrafts such as twisting flax and weaving fabric have been well-kept. Through times, Cat Cat Village has transferred to one appealing feature of Sapa’s tourism.

 

  • Ham Rong Mountain is home to numerous kinds of flowers and orchard gardens. Wandering stone paths leads tourists to wild peach forest, then orchid gardens with more than 6000 orchid plants belonging to 194 kinds. Besides, there are a lot of indigenous and exotic flowers grown along the paths like Lily of the Nile, hydrangea, geraniums, ox-eyed daisy and cheery blossom. Mountain fruits like peach, plum, and pear are also found here. The scenery hidden in the fog and echo sound from bamboo flutes of Mong minority boy change this place into a heaven on the earth.

Another interesting activity is conquering San May (Cloud Yard), the peak of Ham Rong Mountain at the altitude of 1800m to enjoy the imposing panorama of Sapa town. In sunny days, from here tourists can even see the peak of Fansipan under clear sky with white cloud floating around. Along the way to San May, tourists may drop by Cong Troi 1, Cong Troi 2 (Heaven Gate1 and 2) for resting and photo taking. These places also offer visitors a great view to French villas and terraced fields below.

How to get there: The foot of Ham Rong Mountain is only a short walk from Sapa church. It just takes tourists staying in Sapa town very few minutes to walk from their hotel to Ham Rong Mountain.

  • Ta Van village

Ta Van village located at the mountain base, Ta Van village is approximated 7 – 11 km away from the center of Sapa, depending what route you take. The narrow road leads to the village is a great trek amongst the beautiful rice paddy and corn terrace fields. The complete Ta Van trek is about 3.5 hrs long but it is an enjoyable trek that definitely worths your time, especially if you are planning to go trekking Sapa for amazing Sapa Tours with VIET FLAME TOURS.

  • How to get to Sapa from Hanoi?

There are many tourist buses from Hanoi to Sapa. You can book return ticket for your trip from Hanoi with us. Price is 250.000vnd/ way/ pax (sleeping bus- good quality bus) Limousine Car only 380.000vnd/ way/ pax (Only 8 VIP seater ) www.vietflametours.com

  • What to do in Sapa?
  • There are many activities you can do in sapa such as trekking to Villages in Sapa
  • Motorbike Tours to explore Sapa’s Villages by your way.
  • Eating local foods in sapa with Sapa Food Tours organized by VIET FLAME TOURS
  • Easy tour in Sapa
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Weather in Sapa- Vietnam

 

Climate data for Sa Pa, Vietnam
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.0
(73.4)
29.2
(84.6)
28.1
(82.6)
29.8
(85.6)
28.8
(83.8)
29.4
(84.9)
28.5
(83.3)
29.6
(85.3)
27.2
(81.0)
27.2
(81.0)
26.7
(80.1)
24.0
(75.2)
29.8
(85.6)
Average high °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
14.1
(57.4)
18.1
(64.6)
21.2
(70.2)
22.4
(72.3)
22.8
(73.0)
23.0
(73.4)
23.1
(73.6)
21.6
(70.9)
19.0
(66.2)
15.9
(60.6)
13.4
(56.1)
18.9
(66.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
10.3
(50.5)
13.9
(57.0)
17.0
(62.6)
18.9
(66.0)
19.7
(67.5)
19.9
(67.8)
19.6
(67.3)
18.1
(64.6)
15.7
(60.3)
12.4
(54.3)
9.5
(49.1)
15.3
(59.5)
Average low °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
7.5
(45.5)
10.7
(51.3)
13.8
(56.8)
16.3
(61.3)
17.6
(63.7)
17.7
(63.9)
17.4
(63.3)
15.9
(60.6)
13.5
(56.3)
10.1
(50.2)
6.9
(44.4)
12.8
(55.0)
Record low °C (°F) −6.1
(21.0)
−1.3
(29.7)
−3.5
(25.7)
3.0
(37.4)
8.2
(46.8)
10.8
(51.4)
7.0
(44.6)
10.4
(50.7)
8.7
(47.7)
5.6
(42.1)
1.0
(33.8)
−3.2
(26.2)
−6.1
(21.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 63
(2.5)
81
(3.2)
106
(4.2)
213
(8.4)
346
(13.6)
410
(16.1)
465
(18.3)
449
(17.7)
313
(12.3)
215
(8.5)
112
(4.4)
64
(2.5)
2,836
(111.7)
Average precipitation days 15.4 16.2 15.5 18.0 22.5 24.3 25.7 23.5 20.0 18.3 13.8 12.5 225.9
Average relative humidity (%) 87.9 85.6 81.9 82.4 85.0 87.3 88.0 88.5 89.9 90.6 89.6 87.3 87.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 117 111 155 168 147 95 106 117 102 97 107 131 1,453
Source #1: Vietnam Institute for Building Science and Technology
Source #2: Vietnam Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (January record low