It’s hard to find a beautiful place like Sapa, where you can truly escape from the busy noisy urban routines. As one of the most visited places in North of Vietnam, Sapa is not just a perfect place to rest and relax, but also very interesting to discover. Sapa is a right place where the heaven, the earth and people reunite.
Far away to the center of Vietnam, to be in Sapa, you have to catch a train or bus from Hanoi. It takes about 8 – 9 hours to get there. At the height of 1500 meters, it’s pretty hard to believe that there is a such beautiful, poetic, fascinating and also bustling town.
Situated at the hight valley in North-West of Vietnam, closed to the temperate zone and surrounded by huge forest, that’s the reason why climate at Sapa is fresh and usually cold. In summer, you can experience the climate of four season in just one day. In the morning, it is pretty cool because the sun hasn’t fully risen yet. When the sun is at top of sky, the climate is warmer then the morning. But when the evening comes, the cloud begin to suround this town and so does the dews, that’s time when you start to feel cold again, just like in autumn. And finally, at the midnight, when the warm of our sun is totally disappeared, Sapa is cold like winter. Where else you can experience the same climate change!
The beauty of Sapa has impressed tourists from all around the world for very long time. In the 1940s, French people have come to Sapa and built resorts, made Sapa becomes one of the most ideal place to relaxe in the North. Standing in the middle of the town, you have the perfect view to see the green of huge forest, dimmed under white dew, and togheter with light blue sky, it creates a poetic picture of the magnificient nature of Vietnam. In the middle of the heart of Mother Nature, you could feel small, little bit frighthenends, but you will feel peace. Escape from noisy capital, from the busy life, where else is more improbable than Sapa to be the perfect place to relaxe.
Mountain is one of the first thing that a tourist have to discover Sapa. Right near the center town, the Ham Rong mountain impress you by the shape of the mountain top. Our Mother Nature has given it Ham Rong’s top a look like dragon’s mounth. On the way to Ham Rong, you could admire many kinds of lovely flowers and trees particularly seen in Asia. Until you get to the top of Ham Rong, the whole town is right in front of your own eyes. But that isn’t the most incredible thing in Sapa, yet. If you’re a fan of climbing, then you must hear about Fansipan – a famous mountain of Indochina. Many people has tried to conquer the top of Fansipan, which is on the height of 3143 meters. The journey might weaken your strength, but once you get there, every thing is worthy. Because, at the end, you’re on the top of Indochina.
Not just the nature of Sapa that surprise you. There is also living life of local. Have you seen terraced field? That’s a popular kind of field in Asia. However, they plant it at the height of 1.500 meters! The working of people has created the beauties of Sapa.
If the diverse nature hasn’t impressed you yet, so maybe you may want to visit local villages. Sapa is the where 5 differents ethnic minorites, included H’mong (52%), Dao (25%), Kinh (15%), Tay (5%) and Giay (2%). Each of them has their own culture, different traditions, requirment a quick research about it before visit them. If local people allow you to enter to their village, you get a great change to discover the simple but interesting life in Sapa. That’s also a reason that makes Sapa become an ideal destination for those who like discovery.
There are still more reason make Sapa become a great place for travel, relax and also for discovery. Why don’t you slow down a little bit, forget about noisy and dusty city and begin trekking around this small town to discover culture and local people! Let’s experience Sapa with the most natural way!