Located in Vietnam’s remote northwest mountains, Sapa is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity.
Sapa is an incredibly picturesque village that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, also known as “the Tonkinese Alps”.
Sapa and its beauty have never disappointed any tourists, even the toughest ones who have put their feet on many other beautiful lands. People who once come to Sapa will have the same wonder, that’s how a magnificent paradise can exist on Earth.
Sapa beautiful scenery
You may think that it could be a bit overstated to call Sapa a paradise, but Sapa is truly a very wonderful place that always waits for you to discover.
Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam. However, as a result of a recent surge in popularity Sapa has rapidly become a tourist hotspot where money is the new drug of choice.
Ethnic minority people in Sapa
Many ethnic minorities, such as the Hmong and the Dao, live in and around Sapa. Many older women in particular make items such as ethnic-style clothes and blankets, to sell to tourists. Striking up a conversation with them can be very rewarding. Sadly, however, doing this in Sapa town itself will sometimes lead to a scrum as a multitude of vendors taste a potential sale.
This land is beautiful in any season it’s in, but the most beautiful time is still in April and May which are the best time for tourists to watch the most scenic beauties of Sapa Town, or else it might be cold and foggy before that and rainy after that. During these two peak months, the town is blossoming with pink and white flowers, and green pastures in valleys. The clouds that settle in the valley in early morning would quickly disappear.
Sapa in spring
Just imagine the perfect beauty of Sapa in spring, when all the town is decorated with the light pink, the yellow, the white of flowers, and the colorful costumes of ethnic minorities. Then in Autumn, this land wears a beautiful stunning yellow of ripe rice fields waiting for harvesting,…
On approaching the Sapa town, the very first thing tourists may find is the detached wooden mansions and villas perched on top or side of the hills, behind thick pine forests, hided by fog in the morning. Old and new villas with red roofs now appear and then disappear in the green rows of Peumou trees, bringing in the beauty of European towns.