SAPA IS A PARADISE FOR WALKERS AND NATURE LOVERS
A delightful way to spend a weekend during your Vietnamese holiday would be to take a trip to Sapa, 350km northwest of Hanoi. Established as a hill station by the French in 1922 it is a place of dramatic scenery, overlooking plunging valleys, surrounded by towering mountains and home to different ethnic tribes.
Fan Si Pan is Vietnam’s and Indochina’s highest mountain hence nicknamed ‘Roof of Indochina’. From here and Ta Chi Nhu mountain you may be able to witness the “heavenly ocean” of cloud cover, known as “hunting clouds” when there is a spotless sea of cloud and the sun glistens like silver.
Sapa is also famous for its rice paddy terraces. Visiting in May gives a glimpse into the lives of farmers planting rice, which in June will be bright green and sparkling with a special beauty. In addition to the terraces there are lakes, waterfalls and the beautiful Ham Rong Flower Garden which paints a picture of colorful blooms and blossom.
The Ethnic people hold markets in town every day but at the weekends the markets are especially busy and bustling with increased traders coming into town from the mountain villages to sell their crafts and vividly colored fabrics. On Saturday there is even a Love Market when girls from the outlying villages hope to meet the boy of their dreams!
In a nutshell, Sapa is a beautiful, fascinating place, and definitely not to be missed.
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