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"Sapa-Scenic Beauty of Vietnam"

Sapa Tourism

Sapa is one of the popular hill stations located in Vietnam. Situated at a height of 1500 metres Sapa is known to share border with China. This popular destination is favourite amongst the tourist for its high cultural diversity as well as scenic beauty. This place has seen a rapid growth in the recent years and is regarded as one of the most beautiful locations in the country.

Sapa is a popular tourist spot located in the country of Vietnam. This place is known to be favourite for its high cultural diversity and is known to be located at a height of 1500 metres from the sea level. This place is known to be surrounded by numerous hill tribes and has grown to become one of the prime spots which have increased the tourism business of the country. This place was established as the hill station in the year 1722 by the French people and is known for the extensive cultivation of rice. You can expect a pleasant and calming atmosphere when you visit this place.

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Language of Sapa

Vietnamese is regarded as the official language of this country. However some of the other languages spoken in this area include Chinese, Kham etc. Some tourist guides and local people might be able to communicate in English too.

History of Sapa

Sa Pa is an old town which was inhabited during the 15th century. The previous history of this town is not known. This place was known to other people only after the French inhabited this place in the 18th century and it was after this that it became world famous as a hill station.

Nightlife in Sapa

There are some very luxurious clubs and bars present in this location which allow you to enjoy your night life to the full. Some of the popular night clubs and bars in the area include Mountain Bar and Pub as well as Color Bar.

Shopping in Sapa

Here you can find some of the most exotic handicrafts as well as artifacts which are made by the local people of the town. Two popular locations for buying souvenirs and handicrafts are Indigo Cat and Hemp Embroidery.

Currency in Sapa

The primary currency utilised in Vietnam is Vietnamese Dong. This currency is utilised all over the country and hence in the areas of Halong Bay as well.

Exchanging Money in Sapa

You can get your money exchanged at the airport however there are some local restaurants as well as hotels which can offer you the facility of changing your currency. Also try and carry cash at all times as finding ATM can be troublesome.

Daily Budget for Sapa

Per day cost of moving around the country is somewhat VND 892491. This inlcudes meals as well as cost of transportation and some light drinks.

Religion of Sapa

In vietnam you would find most of the people practicing the native or the folk religion of Vietnam. However, some people also donêt practice any religion. Apart from this some people in the area practice Budhism, while some tend to practice Catholicism.

Sapa Customs

Vietnam has some very specific etiquettes such as not displaying affection in public places, never touch someone's head. Also while talking donêt point finger rather use your hands. Make sure to dress up intelligently and avoid wearing short clothes in any of the public places.

Restaurants and Local Food in Sapa

One of the most commonly consumed food item in this area is rice. People tends to make rice in numerous forms and then consume it along with chicken, beef or pork. There are a lot of spices as well as herbs a part of their normal diet.
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What are the places near Sapa?

The top places near to Sapa are Hanoi which is 252 km from Sapa, Halong bay which is located 380 km from Sapa, Sa dec which is located 16 km from Sapa, Lao cai which is located 31 km from Sapa, Bac ha which is located 53 km from Sapa

What is the best time to visit Sapa?

The best time to visit Sapa is from September to mid-December, and March to May when the weather is just right and the rainy season has passed. During this time you would have a comparatively milder climate along with a pleasant atmosphere. Average temperatures during September to December range from 15-25℃. The months of December, January and February are the coldest, with temperatures often falling below to 0℃. The town’s tropical climate is at the peak in the months of June-August, as monsoon arrives, The monsoon brings with it increased humidity, but decreased sunshine and heat. The average temperature during the monsoon months hovers between 20-25℃ in the day and around 15℃ at night. Sapa sees all four seasons in a year and provides for something for every kind of season-lover. There isn't really an offseason in Sapa, owing mainly to its highly seasonal climate, with a subtropical climate in the summers and a temperate climate in the winters. Since it experiences all four seasons, Sapa is an attractive destination for all kinds of travellers.
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What are the things to do in Sapa?

The top things to do in Sapa are Fansipan Mountain, Silver Watefall, Muong Hoa Valley, Sapa Church, Tram Ton Pass, Bac Ha Market. You can see all the places to visit in Sapa here

What are the top hotels in Sapa?

There are 404 in Sapa which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Sapa are Trung Anh Guest House, samu villa sapa, Enjoy Happiness! Sapa :D, CC VIP HOTEL SAPA萨帕茜茜维普酒店, Nếm Tả Phìn Farmstay, Stone Paradise Homestay. You can see all the hotels in Sapa here

What is the local food in Sapa?

One of the most commonly consumed food item in this area is rice. People tends to make rice in numerous forms and then consume it along with chicken, beef or pork. There are a lot of spices as well as herbs a part of their normal diet.
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