5 must do things for vacation to Sapa

Owning the fresh air along with great landscapes of mountains, hills as well as terraced fields, Sapa is known as the Northern Vietnamese capital of summer. The French has chosen in the 1900s to build the very first hill station.  Most of travelers choose the vacation to Vietnam and find the things to do in Sapa so beautiful.

For people who are engaged in visiting Sapa, there are 5 things which must be in the note.


Sapa Markets – Things to do in Sapa

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Unlike any ordinary market, Sapa’s ones show a special cultural interference among numerous ethnic minorities of Vietnam such as Hmong and Dao. Tourists can go there on all week days. But, it is such a lucky time that they are in the Saturday market which is the biggest one. A broad range of goods including specialties, typical souvenirs, and clothes made by locals is available. Muong Khuong Bird Market is one of the most popular market here where visitors can easily find out everything in reflection for the daily life of ethnic minorities in Sapa.

Cat Cat Village – Things to do in Sapa


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To get a better understanding of the daily life of the Hmong minority, you might want to consider Cat Cat Village. Beginning from the 19th century, the village brings visitors real pictures of habits and long-standing custom of the mountain people in Sapa.

Thac Bac Waterfall – Things to do in Sapa


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Such name is surely not a strange one with any Sapa lover. Starting from the center of Sapa, tourists can ride a motorbike along the Tram Ton Pass and get Thac Bac Waterfall. Thanks to the shape like a white dragon looking down the locals, Thac Bac has attracted more attention of travelers.

Topas Ecolodge – Things to do in Sapa


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Topas Ecolodge located about 18km from Sapa town.  This is an ideal space for traveler having a desire of being in harmony with Sapa’s nature. Its is only 45 minutes of moving from the town center. Guests have a chance of enjoying the spectacular scenery from one of 25 bungalows here. How wonderful it is to wake up, take a seat on the balcony and feel the fresh mountain air?

Muong Hoa Valley – Things to do in Sapa

The valley is the best place for trekking along villages with special culture and etiquettes, across beautiful rice terraced farms and over streamline in the middle of the valley.

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Moreover, the special thing in this valley is the ancient rocks with many different engraved pictures. These intermingle with the green of trees and terraced fields of ethnic minorities. Till now, scientists believe that the engraved pictures symbolize a type of writing characters that no one can decode. Some others even think of the messages of aliens who has been here long time ago.


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4 replies
  1. Megan Jerrard
    Megan Jerrard says:

    Thanks for this list, sounds like a variety of very cool things to do in Sapa. Thanks for the note that the Saturday market is bigger than the rest of the week, I love that there’s a large representation of numerous ethnic minorities of Vietnam. Cat Cat Village looks so beautiful too with it’s perfectly terraced landscapes! I hope to visit soon :)

  2. Bharat & Supriya
    Bharat & Supriya says:

    Before we moved to the States from India, we were seriously considering visiting Vietnam. The view of Cat Cat Hills and the stay in the Ecolodges sound just perfect. Also happy to know that Sapa has history blended with nature..pinning for future reference! – Supriya

  3. knycx.journeying
    knycx.journeying says:

    Only the Terrace fields there was breathtaking and amazing enough. Thanks for the great pictures and info about this region and I like them!✌?✌????????? @ knycx.journeying


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