Traveling to Sapa, Lao Cai area with a cool, fresh climate all year round, Sapa is also the first choice for travelers who are passionate about exploring and conquering the challenges. Sapa is an ideal for those who want to enjoy the wonderful scenery.
What are the top destinations in Sapa, Lao Cai?
Ta Van village
When coming to Ta Van village, tourists will temporarily leave the busy and bustling of Sapa town and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Ta Van. Ta Van village is located in Hoang Lien National Park, about 7km from Sapa town center. It is a commune with more than 110 households. Visitors to Ta Van village not only enjoy the beautiful scenery of nature, mountains but also discover their own culture, unique life of the Giay ethnic, H’Mong ethnic, peoples living here.
Peace in Ta Van village. Photo by Choe Choe
Love Waterfall is a tourist attraction in Sapa tourist resort, Lao Cai province, about 4km south west of Sapa town. The waterfall is nearly 100m high and has an absolute height of nearly 1800m above sea level. To reach the Love Waterfall, visitors have to cross the road with the green bamboo forest and admire the azaleas blossom flowers that make Sapa become more wild and beautiful. The waterfall is called Love Falls because it is based on a legend of the love story between woodcutter O Quy Ho – the eldest son of the mountain god who reigns over Ai Lao and the seventh fairy. Come here, you will immerse yourself in the peaceful view and drop yourself into the gentle, cool and pristine air here.
Love Waterfalls in Sapa is peaceful, fresh. Photo by CuKin
Heaven Gate – O Quy Ho Pass
About 3km from Love Waterfall in a straight line is O Quy Ho Pass. O Quy Ho Pass, also known as Hoang Lien Son Pass, is one of the longest, most dangerous and imposing passages in the mountainous region of northern Vietnam. O Quy Ho Pass is also known as Heaven Gate, where has the fanciful beauty. The side of Lao Cai is misty. The side of Lai Chau is sunny. The feelings of conquering the mountain and admiring the panoramic view of mountains on a sunny day at the gates of heaven will make visitors unforget and want to return.
Heaven Gate – O Quy Ho Pass. Photo by FongZooZ
Sapa love market
If you want to discover more about the cultural characteristics of Sapa, you can go to the love market to experience more unique things here. Sapa love market usually takes place on Saturday night, when the sun disappears from the top of the mountain. The boys will blow the trumpets, the girls dance inviting each other. Guests will be able to see a passionate market in the wine yeast.
Sapa love market. Photo by Winds blow over the Hills
Traveling to Sapa, in addition to the opportunity to explore the top of Fansipan with a height of over 3000m, Muong Hoa valley with terraced fields, visitors will have the opportunity to find the cultural features of Ta Van people, Sapa love market and wonderful natural scenery of the Love Waterfalls, Heaven gate – O Quy Ho Pass.The destinations make Sapa becomes more interesting and captivating so many tourists to the area, people northwest. (NT/ Vietnam Drive)