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Exciting year-end activities when traveling to Sapa

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Exciting year-end activities when traveling to Sapa

1. Conquer Fansipan peak

If you have the opportunity to travel to Sapa, do not miss the experience of conquering Fansipan Peak, known as the "roof of Indochina.". Located at an altitude of up to 3,143m in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, Fansipan is only about 9km southwest of Sapa town and is a famous tourist destination, attracting many visitors. Here, you will admire the attractive natural beauty with white clouds and the typical cold of this land. Especially, you will also be able to check-in at the landmark located on the famous Fansipan Peak.

2. Watch the sunset at O Quy Ho Heaven Gate

O Quy Ho Heaven Gate, or O Quy Ho Heaven Gate tourist area, is located in Son Binh commune, Tam Duong district, Lai Chau province, about 15 km from Sa Pa town. This is a great "virtual living" spot for many Sapa tourists and is also an ideal sunset viewing spot. With an altitude of more than 2,000 m above sea level, standing at the top of Hoang Lien Son Pass or O Quy Ho Heaven Gate, you can look out far into the horizon, feeling the vastness of the West. In the North, the mountains are endless, and the sea of white clouds is so beautiful and illusory that everyone is fascinated.

3. Admire the beauty of Muong Hoa valley

Muong Hoa Valley is located in Hau Thao commune, about 10km southeast of Sapa town center. This is also a discovery destination that Sapa tourists cannot miss. Muong Hoa Valley This is where the Black H'Mong, Red Dao, and Giay ethnic groups live. Coming here, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the natural scenery, where the golden terraced fields, the green of the trees, and the red roofs all create a village. Currently, Sapa has a mountain train service across the Muong Hoa valley to help you fully enjoy the scenery here.

4. Trekking Lao Chai village - Ta Van

Trekking tours in Vietnam, especially in Lao Chai - Ta Van village promises to bring visitors many emotions. Lao Chai - Ta Van village is located 9–12 km from Sapa town. This place has beautiful natural scenery. You will have the opportunity to breathe fresh air and admire the peaceful scenery.

When you reach Ta Van village, you will feel that the scenery here is completely separate from the bustle of the Sapa town center. The fields stretch endlessly with beautiful green and yellow colors, and the rustic thatched houses weaving along small roads create an irresistible attraction along with a pleasant, fresh atmosphere. This place promises to be an ideal destination for those who want to find a peaceful place to relax. 

5. Explore Love Waterfall

Love Waterfall is located in Hoang Lien National Park, famous for its majestic and poetic scenery, making it ideal for couples traveling to Sapa (Lao Cai). This waterfall is located about ten kilometers from the center of Sapa town. Coming here, you will be immersed in nature with the sound of gurgling water. From a distance, the waterfall looks like a unique piece of silk. Visitors can walk along the stream to admire the scenery and breathe in the fresh air and natural scent of the trees here.

6. Visit Sapa Stone Church

Sapa Stone Church is located in the center of Sapa town and is considered the most complete ancient architectural mark of the French left, providing an impressive space that attracts tourists to check-in. The church is also the place where many colorful festivals of the mountain town take place.

7. Explore the cultural beauty at Sapa love market

Love market is a long-standing cultural activity of ethnic minorities in Sapa, such as Mong, Dao, Tay, etc. The market is usually held on Sunday, but from Saturday night on, people who go to the market from far away come first. Rest in the evening. People mainly meet to talk and have fun dates. This is also the reason why Sapa Love Market was born: a place to meet and exchange feelings between boys and girls through folk games or the sounds of trumpets, flutes, and love songs. After the market ends, couples who find each other and are compatible will meet at the next market. In particular, many couples have tied the knot after this unique market. In addition, when visiting the love market, visitors will have the opportunity to shop, enjoy many delicious dishes, and participate in interesting fun activities.

8. The challenge of going to the Rong May glass bridge

Rong May Glass Bridge belongs to the Rong May Glass Bridge tourist area in Son Binh commune, Tam Duong district, Lai Chau province, about 17 km from Sapa town. The glass bridge is located at an altitude of 2,200 m above sea level, becoming a check-in location that attracts many young people. Coming to this tourist area, you will have the opportunity to experience interesting activities such as taking the elevator inside the mountain, hunting clouds, taking photos in the majestic mountain scenery, etc. In particular, this place is considered an ideal place to visit. Challenge visitors' courage when walking on the glass bridge. Although the challenge is quite scary, in return, you will admire the charming natural beauty of the Hoang Lien Son range and the airy atmosphere to help relieve stress and sadness.

9. Visit Ma Tra village and Ta Phin village

From Sapa town center, visitors travel by car about 4km to Ma Tra village, a village inhabited by Mong people. Coming here, visitors will have the opportunity to visit and learn about the lives of the people and the daily customs and practices of the ethnic community. If you continue walking for about 3 hours, you will reach the center of Ta Phin village, where the Mong and Red Dao people live. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire the wild beauty of the natural landscape, visit the caves of Ta Phin, and admire the terraced fields and streams embracing the villages.

10. Explore the culture of the Red Dao people

The Dao ethnic group living in Sapa is mainly the Red Dao people. In particular, Dao women often wear scarves or red hats and blue and black shirts with many red and white patterns on the neck and hem. The Dao people have quite interesting customs, traditions, and special festivals throughout the year. Therefore, if you have the opportunity to travel to Sapa, you should try once to experience exploring the culture of the Red Dao people to better understand the beauty of the culture, lifestyle, brocade embroidery, and beauty standards of the Red Dao people.

We hope you found this Sapa tourism post informative and useful for your travel planning in 2024. Sapa is a fantastic destination to learn about Vietnamese culture and history, and it will undoubtedly provide you with an amazing experience. Allow Threeland Travel as a tourist guide to Vietnam to assist you in planning your trip to Sapa if you are seeking a reliable and competent travel service. We can tailor your schedule to your preferences and budget, and we can handle everything from ticket purchases to accommodation and transportation. Please visit our website or contact us right away to learn more about our unique deals and packages. Don't pass up this chance to see Sapa with Threeland Travel!