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1. Fansipan Mountain

Fansipan Mountain

8 km
from city center
1 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

Fansipan is the largest mountain in the Indochina region (Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos). Fansipan has a varied topography suitable for trekking. There are a number of tour operators which take groups of people on organized treks. Fansipan also has indigenous flora and fauna which offers you an exciting opportunity to learn about it. Recently, cable car services have been installed to reach the summit of the mountain, which makes it easier for those who do not want to trek to experience the breathtaking view from the summit.

2. Silver Watefall

Silver Watefall

7 km
from city center
2 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

Silver Waterfall or Thac Bac waterfall is a picturesque cascade of water located right beside the Highway 4D. Located about 30 minutes away from the Sapa main town, Silver waterfall lives upto its name. The white waters cascading down the hill slope glint in the sunlight, making it appear as though molten silver is flowing down the slope. From the base of the waterfall, you can climb upto a distance of 30 metres to get a better view. If you look in the other direction, you are greeted by sights of green pine forests on the hill slopes.

3. Muong Hoa Valley

Muong Hoa Valley

1 km
from city center
3 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

Muong Hoa Valley is the largest farmland in all of Sapa and Lao Cai, offering breathtaking scenery. Located in the intersection of two large mountains, the valley offers you the chance to trek along the Muong Hoa river. The valley also provides you with the unique opportunity to educate yourself about rice cultivation from the local H'moong and Gaiy tribes that have been in the profession for centuries.

4. Sapa Church

Sapa Church
4.2 /5

13,646 km
from city center
4 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

A church built by the French

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5. Tram Ton Pass

Tram Ton Pass
4.3 /5

7 km
from city center
5 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

A pass between two mountain situated at a height of 1900 m

6. Bac Ha Market

Bac Ha Market

51 km
from city center
6 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

The region of Bac Ha is a mix of activities on Saturday evenings when the weekly market comes to life, and this celebration of Vietnamese culture continues on Sunday as well. From intricately designed handmade traditional clothing to delicious local cuisine, all the essentials of this vibrant culture find a place here. You can interact with the locals and learn about their culture and lifestyle, which is a mesmerising experience in its own right. Popular items that you can buy from here include different textiles, saddles for horses, bags, cushions, figurines and other handcrafted items. Bac Ha is also famous for Tam Hoa plums.

7. Sapa Museum

Sapa Museum
4.5 /5

0 km
from city center
7 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

A museum dedicated to the history of this place.

8. Fairy Cave

Fairy Cave

43 km
from city center
8 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

The pristine beauty of the Fairy Cave is a nature lover's paradise. The cool blue waters of the Chay river surrounded by cavernous rocks seem to be a scene right from your favourite childhood fable and will transport you to a tranquil state right away. One needs to row upstream the river before reaching the virgin beauty of this destination.

9. Hoang Lien National Park

Hoang Lien National Park

23 km
from city center
9 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

Hoang Lien National Park is a popular ecotourism destination and is also a hub for scientific research. Situated at a height ranging from 1000 to 3000 meters above sea level, the Hoang Lien National Park is a wide stretch of forests with an exotic array of flora and fauna. The park serves as an ideal location for trekking expeditions. In addition to that, it serves as an area to preserve the cultural traditions of the local tribes.

10. Hoang Yen Chao Castle

Hoang Yen Chao Castle

52 km
from city center
10 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

The Hoang Yen Chao Castle, or Hoang A Tuong Palace, is a destination with a rich and illustrious history attached to itself. The owner of this palace was a Tay person by the name of Hoang Yen Chao. Reflecting the essence of French and Chinese architecture, this palace is a magnificent tourist spot.

11. O Quy Ho Pass

O Quy Ho Pass

9 km
from city center
11 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

O Quy Ho pass is located 2000 meters above sea level and is vietnam's longest pass. O Quy Ho pass, named after a mythical bird which is said to have lived in the region, offers a picturesque cloudy top. One-Half of the pass is in Lai Chau while the other is in lao cai and in winter, you can strikingly feel the weather change between the two regions. This area offers some of the best scenic viewpoints in the country.

12. Cong Caphe

Cong Caphe

12 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

Cong Caphe is a renowned cafe chain which was first started in 2007. One of the outlets is located in the Sa Pa town of Vietnam. Nestled in the northwestern region of Vietnam, Cong Ca Phe in Sa Pa is best known for the Vietnamese coffee. It is everybody’s favorite because of its Communist/ Retro-theme which earned it the title of the best-designed cafes in Vietnam. You can treat yourself with the variety of coffees and juices at the Cong Caphe after a tiring hike in Sa Pa.

13. Cat Cat Village

Cat Cat Village

1 km
from city center
13 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

Cat Cat Village is a poplar place to visit for tourists interested in the culture and ethnicity of the mountain people inhabiting North Vietnam. Located at a distance of 3 kilometer from the hill station of Sapa, the village can be reached by traveling on foot along the well trodden trails. The Cat Cat Village is well known for its inhabitants who adhere to the traditional ways of living. There is a fee of VND 25,000 charged for entering the village though.

14. Sapa Market

Sapa Market

2,379 km
from city center
14 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

Located at QL4D, TT. Sa Pa in Lao Cai, Sapa Market is a must-visit tourist attraction in Vietnam which is famous for trading and socialising. It has at its disposal traditional handmade products made by the ethnic groups of this region. The visitors can immerse themselves in the local life and also get the local taste and flavour by the traditional food available at the Sapa Market.

15. Fansipan Cable Car

Fansipan Cable Car

18,458 km
from city center
15 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

Gone are the days when travellers could only dream of conquering the rooftop of Indochina, the gigantic Mount Fansipan in Sapa, which stands at a majestic height of 3143 meters above the sea level.

16. Ta Van Village

Ta Van Village

15,358 km
from city center
16 out of 16
places to visit in Sapa

Located quite close to the town centre of Sapa, and set in the breathtakingly stunning valley of Muong Hoa, the Ta Tan Village is a welcome relief from the busy streets of Sapa and boasts of being home of vast rice fields and pristine beauty. A short trip or even a night stay at this simple yet beautiful village is an excellent way to explore the local lifestyle and culture of the communities that reside here.

FAQs on Sapa

How can I commute within Sapa?

You can easily move around this place on foot and it is very unlikely that you would require any help or guidance.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Sapa?

The top sightseeing places in Sapa are Fansipan Mountain, Silver Watefall, Muong Hoa Valley, Sapa Church, Tram Ton Pass, Bac Ha Market.

What are the top activities in Sapa?

The top activities in Sapa are 3G/4G SIM Card (SGN Pick Up) for Vietnam , 4G SIM Card (DAD Airport Pick Up) for Vietnam from Vinaphone, 4G SIM Card (HAN Airport Pick Up) for Vietnam from Vinaphone, 4G Portable WiFi for Vietnam from Uroaming (Unlimited Data), 4G SIM Card (VN Airport Pick Up) for Vietnam, Sunworld Fansipan Legend Admission Ticket.

What are the top hotels in Sapa?

There are 404 Hotels 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
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