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Country rank: 8 out of 46 Places To Visit In Vietnam

Sub-Region: Sa Pa District


Ideal duration: 1 day

Best time: March to May; Mid-September to December (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Ha Noi (Check Flights)


"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.

Hotels in Sapa

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  • My Boutique Hotel & Spa

    VND 1,100,000 /night onwards

  • Hotel Sao Xanh

    VND 350,000 /night onwards

  • Sapa Horizon Hotel

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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