It is considered a promised land for many tourists, a place of breathtaking beauty and the gentle smiles of highland people. Sapa, the foggy town, is a symbol of the majestic Northwest area, and it is always a fascinating tourist destination. A location where visitors can explore and marvel at the breathtaking natural splendor of the mountains nestled in the fog. Let Vietnam Locals Travel & Transport assist you in satisfying your passion for traveling and gaining new views on this intriguing adventure.
Ideal places to stay when traveling to Sapa.
1. DH Sapa Hotel
Address: 578 Dien Bien Phu Street, TT. Sapa, Lao Cai City.
Reservation hotline: 0977.034.218 (contact hotel owner Mr. Chien to get the best price).
Room rate reference: 300,000 VND/night
This is a 2-star hotel worth your experience. This hotel is also very satisfied by tourists. This place was built in 2019 with 28 rooms. Equipment and furniture are recognized as 2 stars. The location of the hotel is also very favorable, located in the center of Sapa. And also close to famous attractions. From this hotel, you can easily go to famous places of Sapa such as Love Market, Ham Rong Mountain, Stone Church, cultural market, and Sapa bus station.
2. Sapa Green Hotel
Hotel address: No. 1, Hoang Lien Street, Sapa Town
Standard Superior price: 950,000 VND/day
Premium Deluxe room price: 1,200,000 VND/day
Phone number: 02143628888
This is a genuine hotel with great services that you should visit to experience. This hotel is suitable for couples, small families, and tourists who love quiet and romantic space. With a 4-star standard hotel design, the hotel is mainly designed with Pomu wood. Emitting a gentle fragrance that makes visitors feel extremely comfortable. You will find yourself truly completely relaxed when you come here. The hotel brings satisfaction to even the most demanding people. The price is slightly higher than other hotels in the central area but of course, the quality is completely commensurate.
3. Chapa Ecolodge Hotel
Address: Lo, Lao Chai, Sa Pa, Lao Cai, Vietnam
Reference room price: 1,200,000 VND/night
Phone number: 0919736787
This hotel is built on a hill. Therefore, the space and beautiful view are unquestionable. If you choose a great stopover in Sapa, you should not miss this place. The hotel is designed according to an ecological resort model. From the hotel, you can see the top of Fansipan Mountain, Violet Valley, and Muong Hoa Valley. The hotel’s design style is characterized by the characteristics of highland ethnic people. Therefore, if you come here with your family, close friends, or your partner to enjoy moments of rest, there is nothing better.
If you don’t want to stay in the center of Sapa, you can go to the villages. This encounter provides you with a sense of full ease and tranquillity. You will experience deep slumber and awaken with a clear mind. If you visit Lao Chai, Ta Van, or Ta Phin, you can find acceptable accommodation in charming homestays. Despite the fact that it is a homestay in the hamlet, the rooms and services are as clean and pleasant as a motel in the city.
4. Sali House – Ta Van Village
Address: Ta Van, Sa Pa, Lao Cai
Phone number: 0868 465 085
Room price reference: 400,000 VND/night
This is a dream wooden house located in the middle of Ta Van paradise that is rumored by tourists. The view here is extremely beautiful. Because no matter which angle you look at, you can zoom in to see the green natural scenery. The homestay is designed very beautifully, with a unique design style, imbued with the style of the mountains and forests. Coming here, you will not only relax but also experience tea picking in the morning dew. After that, bathe in clean, clear spring water.
5. Rex homestay
Address: Ban Pho, Sa Pa, Lao Cai, Vietnam
The house is: 1,200,000 VND/day for 4-5 people
Private room: 500,000 VND/room
Dormitory bed: 100,000 VND/bed
Book a room: Fanpage: Rex homestay
Phone number: 0984991199
This is a homestay with brilliant grounds. You will be mesmerized by the image of giant butterflies and dragonflies decorating the front of the homestay. The homestay is designed as a stilt house and is located among romantic terraced fields. Surrounded by a large campus with ancient peach trees, huts, and swings for you to freely check in. If you love animals, there are many bugs here for you to see
6. Hoa’s homestay
Address: TL152, Ban Pho, Sa Pa, Lao Cai, Vietnam.
Room rate reference: 300,000 VND/night.
Phone number: 0989012088.
This is a beautiful homestay that gives you a feeling of peace and freedom. You will enjoy the feeling of living in the middle of the fields, listening to crickets playing at night. The room here is also very clean, the space is peaceful. From the homestay restaurant, you can admire the entire beauty of Ta Van village. Coming here whether day or night, the space and scenery are very beautiful. This homestay also has a restaurant serving meals. You can enjoy delicious dishes while admiring the Sapa village. You can order all meals of the day right at the restaurant. In the evening, if you like, you can sit and eat with the host and laugh freely. Room prices here are calculated in dollars. The room price includes breakfast. The dorm is 5$/person/night. Private rooms range from $15-20/room/night.
Top 5 places worth experiencing when traveling to SaPa.
1. Cat Cat village
Tickets to Cat Cat Village: 50,000 VND per person.
Motorbike parking ticket price: 10,000 VND/motorbike.
Ethnic clothing rental price: 50,000 VND per person.
Cat Cat village is a village with the beauty of the Northwest mountains in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district. The village, with its unique culture, traditional architecture, and poetic scenery, should always be a favorite Sapa tourist destination for young people.
If you depart from the Sapa town center to the village gate, it only takes about 2km. In addition to traveling by personal means, visitors here can also walk to see the mountains and forests, admiring the entire beauty of the village from above.
2. O Quy Ho Pass
It is no coincidence that O Quy Ho Pass is known as the King of Northwest Passes. The pass is known as the largest and most beautiful pass in Sapa. This is also the longest pass in the Northwest Mountains. Therefore, if you go to the pass by motorbike, you need to be very careful. Although the road is zigzag and dangerous, O Quy Ho Pass has become an ideal check-in location for all tourists coming to Sapa. With an altitude of up to 2000m above sea level. Standing on O Quy Ho Pass and looking down, you can almost see the entire scene at the foot of the pass. From here, visitors can see the Hoang Lien Son range or Fansipan Peak engulfed in a magical and poetic mist.
3. Sapa Heaven Gate
- The adult ticket price: 100,000 VND per person.
- The ticket price for children: 60,000 VND (1m – 1 m4).
- Children under 1 meter are free.
One of the next attractive tourist destinations in Sapa is Heaven’s Gate. Sapa Heaven Gate is a very famous tourist destination located on the top of O Quy Ho Pass at an altitude of 2035m above sea level, 18km from Sapa town. Tourists who want to get here must pass the O Quy Ho Pass for a distance of up to 50 km. The journey to reach Sapa Heaven Gate is difficult. But when you come here, you will realize that it is really worth it. Especially the surrounding mountain scenery, highlighted by green forests. Looking at this vast, majestic beauty is enough to make you feel refreshed and like being immersed in nature.
4. Y Linh Ho village, Sapa
To get to Y Linh Ho village from Sapa town, visitors go in the direction of Lao Chai village. After passing Lao Chai village, about 3km at the foot of the slope Visitors will see the silhouette of the wild and poetic Y Linh Ho village on the mountainside. Y Linh Ho village attracts tourists with its wild and poetic beauty. The village is surrounded by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Along with that are streams, terraced fields, upland fields, etc. Inside the village are houses made from rudimentary bamboo, which represent the simplicity and closeness of the people here.
5. Muong Hoa Valley
This beautiful valley is located more than 10 kilometers from the town center on a road that cannot be called convenient, but once you arrive, you will definitely feel that the journey was worth it. Muong Hoa is most famous for its immense terraced hills, which overlap each other to create golden steps like the way to real heaven. If you want to fully see this moment, you can come here in September or November.
6. Fansipan Mountain.
Fansipan Peak is a location that must not be overlooked. It is the tallest mountain in both Vietnam and all of Indochina. There are two methods for getting to Fansipan. First, depending on people’s health, you can travel by street, which takes 3-6 days. The second is that traveling by cable car is common. Tourists have the opportunity to experience SaPa’s entire mountain scene on this journey. A cable car ride costs 700,000 VND for an adult, and 500,000 VND for a child, and is free for those under the age of one. Each trip in a cable car lasts 15 minutes. SaPa Sun Gate, Sun World Fansipan Legend, Fansipan Peak, Pagoda Complex on Fansipan Peak, and Van Son Tea Shop are just a few of the must-see locations in Fansipan.
7. Can Cau market
Address: Can Cau commune, Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai province
Opening days: Saturdays of the week, and on Tet holidays of the year.
Fair is a traditional market that has long been practiced by the ethnic groups residing in Sapa villages. There are many ethnic markets in Sapa. Can Cau market in Si Ma Cai is the most well-known of them all. One of the few markets in the Northwest that still exudes the charm of a traditional market is this one. Coming here will give you the chance to encounter the most prevalent aspects of the local culture, including local cuisine, and brocade stalls,… and especially this market has an area that sells buffalo so famous.
SaPa specialties: An unforgettable experience.
1. Khau nhuc
It is a dish quite similar to braised meat but is prepared more specifically in Sapa. To make a standard Khau Nhuc, the cook must stew the tender meat for half a day. Therefore, when you eat it, it feels like it melts in your mouth. The dish originated from the Chinese and now appears in most of the northern mountainous areas. Ingredients of Khau nhuc: pork belly, basil, five spices, garlic, chili, vinegar, wine, monosodium glutamate, pepper…
Address: Duong, 153, Ngoc Uyen Street, Ta Chai, Bac Ha, Lao Cai, Vietnam
Opening hours: 07:00 am – 18:00 pm
Reference price: 40,000 VND
2. Thang Co
Attracting tourists with its unique name, Thang Co is the most famous Sapa specialty dish that should be tried once upon arriving here. This is a dish made from a combination of many ingredients, such as beef, buffalo meat, and horse internal organs, and cooked with many special spices. This is a traditional dish of the H’Mong ethnic group, and when eaten, you will feel the uniqueness of this dish. The delicious, fatty flavor mixed with the bitter taste of the horse gall fluid will bring a new feeling.
- Thang Co A Quynh Sa Pa: No. 15, Thach Son, Sa Pa town, Lao Cai
- Thang Co Hoa Dong Tien: No. 29 Cau May, Sa Pa town, Lao Cai
- Thang Co Ngoc Cu: Luong Khanh Thien, Duyen Hai, Lao Cai
3. Xoi Bay Mau – Seven-color sticky rice
- Ba Bam sticky rice: Muong Hoa Street, Sapa, in front of the town’s medical station.
- Mr. Dung: 06, Xuan Vien, Sapa
- Hoa Dao: 48, Le Van Tam, Sapa
As a traditional dish that often appears on holidays or the 1st day of the 7th lunar month every year, seven-color sticky rice is the next dish tourists should enjoy when coming to Sapa. Decorated with seven eye-catching colors, this sticky rice dish represents seven consecutive months of resistance by the Nung Din people.
4. Com Lam- Lam Rice
- Red Dao: 4B, Thac Bac, Sapa town, Lao Cai province
- The Hill Station Signature Restaurant Sapa: No. 37 Fansipan, Sapa town, Lao Cai province
Lam rice is especially popular with ethnic minorities in the Northwestern provinces of our country; they often cook it when working in the fields. Lam rice is not cooked in an ordinary pot, but the cooking utensils here are bamboo tubes, sometimes made of bamboo. buong tube, vau tube. Rice to cook is necessarily the upland rice grown on terraced fields in Sapa because the rice grown in the lowlands, when cooked in bamboo tubes, will be crushed. Upland rice is plain rice, but it is as flexible as the glutinous rice used to cook sticky rice in the lowlands.
5. Ruou tao meo – Vietnamese apple wine
- Quoc Cuong: No. 74 Thach Son, Sapa town, Lao Cai province
- H’Mong Wine Cooperative: No. 130 Dien Bien Phu, Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province
And finally, when mentioning Sapa specialties, you cannot ignore apple cider. Made from apples grown in the northern mountains, this wine has a unique sweet and sour taste mixed with the bitter taste of tamarind, creating a special wine in the land of fog. Under the cold weather of the region. In Sapa, enjoying a glass of apple cider will awaken all your senses. It brings you to a state of awakening amid the spicy taste and seductive fragrance with the characteristic cockroach wing color that looks very eye-catching and delicious.
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