Showing posts with label Thing to do in sapa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thing to do in sapa. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Sa Pa in enchantment mode as cherry trees bloom

Just seven kilometers away from Sa Pa, the famous mountainous town in the northern province of Lao Cai, the O Quy Ho mountain pass becomes a vantage point at this time to view the incredibly beautiful scenery.

As the first rays of the sun cast their light on the tea gardens, the landscape shines in hues that are a painter`s delight.

Since this is a privately owned garden, travelers can only stand by the O Quy Ho mountain pass to observe the beauty.

The cherry trees sets this tea estate apart from others in Moc Chau in the north and Da Lat in central Vietnam.

From a distance the tea garden looks as if it came out of a fairy tale with the morning mist accentuating its enchantment

Sunshine bathes a lane along the tea hills in gold.

A farmer on her tea field.

The O Quy Ho mountain pass, 50 kilometers long, connects Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces. The mountain pass is named after the legend of the Love Waterfall, the rendezvous for a fairy and a woodcutter named O Quy Ho.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Trekking Sapa: Things must bring and do

Sapa is always attractive destinations for international visitors. So how to can not miss memorable  when travel to sapa . These small suggestions will help you before travelling Sapa and something you  must put into effect to make sure a memorable Sapa trekking experience

A guide is a must:
There’re both full-day & half-day hikes which you may wish to try without any assistance, nonetheless, if you wish to spend a few days exploring the hillside you must consider appointing a local guide who’s acquainted with the land, the variations of climate, and the most exciting look out spots.
The majority of the tour guides are native & they speak fine English, so hiring them shouldn’t be an issue as far as communication is concerned.

Pack Light:

Don’t consider your guide as a porter in Sapa (this isn’t Everest Base Camp) and he’s not going to carry your heavy luggage. Bring things that you think will be essential. Keep in mind, your bag can't feel bulky when your first try it in your room, but it will only get bulkier as the day progresses.

Bring sturdy shoes:

Your guide may take you “off-the-beaten-track”, quite literally. There will be times when you will scramble up the mountain, hop across ditches and have your bodies strapped by branches as you cut across bamboo forests. It will be very demanding & you will wish to carry sturdy footwear for protection and ease when hiking.

Get used to the touts:

If you are going to spend some days in Sapa, you will see that for the ladies of the Hmong folk touting is a serious business. If you’re thinking the touting will stop as soon as you leave Sapa, think once more. Despite making it clear that you’ve no purpose of buying any more souvenirs, you may find women walking alongside you for hours asking you to buy from them. Their sales tactics are a bit aggressive though.

Bring double the amount of water that you think you will require:

You will get thirsty & you will be gulping water like a camel. It is a terrible feeling realizing you have just drunk the last drop of water from your bottle and there’re still another 3 hours of trekking ahead of you. Though you will pass a few temporary stands selling drinking water as you get closer to the town, but it is always advisable to carry your own.

Don’t forget to bring your camera:

Sapa is one of the naturally serene & lush towns in Vietnam. It entices many tourists with its incredible landscape, which features brilliant tribal villages, French colonial villas, lush vegetation and many green fields stacked on one after another. And if you want to take home memories that are all-natural and beautiful, you must not forget to bring your digital camera that is equipped with a fully charged battery.

Have good trip 

Monday, June 5, 2017


Fansipan cable car is the good chance for everyone to admire and conquer “the Roof of Indochina”. 
With 15 minutes, you can reach the top of Fansipan instead of having to walk two days before. However, to have a safe and joyful trip, you should keep in mind a few things before you take the cable car:
- The temperature decreases and colder than usual when you go higher, so you should carry a jacket, scarf and warm hat. Beside travelling by cable car, you have to walk 600 steps to reach the top of Fansipan so you should wear low heeled shoes to go easily.
- Fansipan Sapa have temple system, you should wear discreet and polite clothes when you go to spiritual and sanctuary place.

The people should not take the cable car: 
-The people with respiratory and heart problems, or afraid of heights should be encouraged not go to Fansipan by cable car to ensure the health. Up to Fansipan’s peak, the air is very weak, you should rest for the body to adjust to the temperature and climate.

The provisions of the cable car:
- You do not carry toxic chemicals, explosive materials and prohibited substances to the cable car. - Do not bring food from outside to the cable car (you can carry a little water). You can use the services available at the cable car.
- In the cabin, you are stable and do not move when the cabin operate (especially with children). During operation process, if have wind, the cable car could sway lightly a little bit, but tourists do not be afraid because it is a very normal thing.
With the experience that we share, hopefully the visitors can get the perfect journey of discovery the Roof of Indochina.

 Post by : Nguyen Thuy
Nguyen Thu Thuy - TIPC Lao Cai from |

Sunday, May 28, 2017

How to get Sapa From Ha Noi

How to get Sapa From Ha Noi is the most popular question of traveler. Let's see some information to get answer and more detail.

Located 38 km from Lao Cai City and 376 km from Ha Noi.Sapa  is a mountainous district of Lao Cai Province. The Sapa district is well-known for its beautiful and romantic town. Sapa has many natural sites, including Ham Rong Mountain, Silver Waterfall,Rattan brigde, Bamboo Forest And Ta Phon Cave ... Sapa is also the  starting point for many climbers and scientists who want to reach the top of Fanxipan Mountain, the highest mountain in Vietnam at 3.143 m , Sapa is the most beautiful in Spring when apricot,Plum and cherry flowers are in splendid bloom. Market are crowed and merry, and especially attractive to visitors. Visitors to Sapa also have opportunities to discover the unique customs of the local residents. 
Nowaday , it's very easy to get to Sapa from Ha Noi.To go to Sapa, tourists can travel by several different paths, such as: the train and the sleeper bus or express bus from Ha Noi capital

How to get Sapa 

Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai Sapa :


Most visitors choose to get from Hanoi to Sapa by overnight train although it takes their 8 hours to get Sapa. And then catch the minibus or private car, local Bus from Lao cai to Sapa about 38 km , 45 minutes .Train from Hanoi leave from station B- No 1  Tran QUi Cap street . 

- Tourist train to sapa:

Departure at night. The night trains often departs at between 8pm and 10pm, and you can catch a good sleep before getting woke up by the beautiful mountain scenery at dawn. Ticket for night train is $35-180/person/way .Tourist train including : Victoria Express, Sapaly Express, Fanxipan Express, Livitrans, Hara, Orient Express... Names of train from Hanoi to Lao Cai is, SP1 (21:30pm), SP3 (22:00pm),at the weekend maybe have sp7 . you Can contact me to get cheap price ( including bus pick up )
- Day train : is LC3 : depart from Ha Noi at 6:10 AM , arrival Lao Cai at 4 Pm.  ticket for day train is $10-20/person/way

Sapa Train Schedule  From Hanoi  (Fare):


 Bus  sapa from Ha Noi :


The Noibai – Lao Cai highway was completed  in 2014. It has been open to traffic and becomes the shortest route for tourists to Lao Cai to reach Sapa. The tourist bus from  Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa departs daily at 7 a.m. It takes about 5 or 6 hours of driving from Hanoi to Sapa. Depending on traffic and weather. You will enjoy the view of the Vietnamese countryside along the road.
Tourist bus including: Sapa Express bus , Inter bus, Eco Sapa bus( limousine bus 9 seats), Green Lion Bus ( limosine bus 9 seats ) see more list of tourist bus  : 

Most travel agencies in Hanoi can arrange the ticket, costing about USD 12/person/way . or you can book through at the My Dinh Bus Station, Gia Lam Station...
Tourist bus pick you up at Hotel  around  HaNOi oldquater.Contcact me to get cheap price or can help you book the bus . 

Buses from Lao Cai town to Sapa:

If you’re traveling from Hanoi to Sapa by train >>> all the trains end in Lao Cai town, 10 km from the Chinese border in northern Vietnam. Trains run throughout the day and many travellers and tourist travel in the evening (20.30 – 22.00 pm). The night train arrives to Lao Cai town at 6.00 – 7.00 am. You have to take a public bus or taxi from Lao Cai town to Sapa, lots of tourist buses are waiting outside the train station. Be careful they are over price. The public bus station is in the center of town, 300 meters from the train station

Thursday, May 18, 2017


thing do not do in sapa
Sapa , just a name makes, you know, i know, and we know it is wonderful of nature and human.Nature very generous when award the land located on 1,600m above sea level wonderful gitfs.Touris visiting sapa will have opportunity to fall into the rythm of life here : view imposing scenery, enjoying specialties of local residents and visit famous places in Sapa to discover and get more understands of land and people.

What do you need to be aware of in Sapa travel? 5 things below maybe help you !!!

In order to preserve the culture beauty of the highland ethnic minorities people , the civilization in commercial activities and tourism of Sapa, together built up Sapa a friendly and civilized destination. Sapa people's committee notice to all tourist : 

  1. Do not buy from the street vendors.
  2. Do not use service from the street vendors and baggars .
  3. DO not give children money, presents...
  4. Do not litter on the street tourist sites. 
  5. Do not take photo of the local people without asking .  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


A trip would not be complete without the investment of thorough preparation prior to departure. SAPA TRAVEL BLOG will hint the 4 things you do not forget to bring along on a trip to Sapa and excellent thoughtful offline.
what to bring when travelling sapa

1 .Money and personal papers
Sure! Money is the first indispensable in any public travel. Depending time you go long or short, and how you go or how activities that estimates the cost for the trip of yourselves. You can carry less cash, which is attached to an ATM card, a compact back just a precaution, the relatives can give you relief.

You also need to bring identification to carry out procedures in hotel occupancy, and a license if you rent a motorbike to manually move slightly.

Summer in Sapa pretty cool, as autumn weather, so you can wear normal, but should be wearing a thin shirt on the evening. Also winter in Sapa is very cold, so you need to bring warm clothes together with gloves, hat and scarf. But you note not to bring too many clothes heavy, avoid carrying bulky to travel was neat and gentle whiff.

Tours mainly walking and hiking, a pair of sneakers, walking shoes make feet and sturdy will help you better than sandals or high heels beat the momentum of women slightly.

4 .Some other personal items
- toiletries: toothbrush, towels and other personal items. Do not carry too much if you really feel unnecessary.

- Sapa Tourist Map: A map of tourism will help you a lot in your trip. You can buy a map of Sapa in grocery stores in Hanoi and Sapa are offline.

- Phone, Camera: Phone for you also contacted, the problem rooms need help. If the phone is so convenient to take beautiful photos, but if you should still be able to bring a good camera, because Sapa will be plenty for you to capture the beautiful scenery there. Remember to bring a full battery, sticks photographic, memory cards or rechargeable backup to not miss a great moment does offline.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Exploring Sapa using electric car

Sa Pa tourism in this occasion the visitors not from the impression, by type of service travel experience with electric cars. This is the new tourist products of Sa Pa.

SA Pa in the electric automobile transport services serving the shuttle tourists.
Travel service Sa Pa experience with electric cars by international tourism company Group Tour from November 2015.
Online travel experience, including:
Cultural market = > Church Central (the starting point is the last point and the Sa Pa bus station is the Central Church of Sa Pa),
Departure: bus route (the cultural market in Sa Pa) = >Luong Dinh Cua street = > Ngu chi Son street, Xuan Vien street = Ham Rong street >;
Return:  Ham Rong street ( Dragon Jaw )= > Xuan Vien street = > Dien Bien Phu Street = > bus station (Sapa culture Market).
Service time from 6 hours to 12 hours every day, Single way ticket : 6.000 VNĐ / ticket / person / course.

Sapa's electric car
Currently, there are about 300 passengers per day using the travel services experience with electric cars in Sa Pa. With 6 top car on test mining, the International Group Tour company hopes   to develop the kind of clean transport, towards green tourism, environmental friendly , to have fun, the sense of sight and experience the scenery of Sa Pa town.
Source :Kieu Vi - translate by Quoc Thanh

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Easy Traveling To Sapa

Tourism sapa indispensable destination city guides for each domestic and foreign tourists, with the ongoing development of transport infrastructure is improved and more modern upgrades, visitors can plenty of them easier to choose for themselves the roads to explore sapa, visitors can choose to go by road to the highway, or by train from Hanoi to Lao cai tourism, the north-east direction from Ha past or northwest from Dien Bien, Lai Chau through ....
Sapa travel by road:

The roadway, for visitors from the provinces in the South of the capital Hanoi is the main transport hub to begin the journey up the Sa Pa. From here, you can go by road (highways) or the railway. Travel by road on Highway 70 ride usually with length 279 km, this route does not charge but winding road, very difficult and dangerous for walking. Since the Hanoi-Lao Cai Expressway was opened then most everyone this high speed options. 240 km-long expressway from Noi Bai airport junction up to Lao Cai, straight line, wide and beautiful, has many passages have been your guaranteed traffic easily, quickly and safely. This is the only route for cars, charge full price with the lowest line is 300.000 VND. However with the advantages of the highway fees collect completely well deserved for a sightseeing cruise of tourists.
For visitors to Hanoi by flights to NoiBai airport, can put the car right from the post Cabinet straight up Sa Pa rather back in the capital city. The car rental service can search, reservation from the travel  Bus company  such as : Hung Thanh travel, Camel bus, sapa express bus,.... or you can contact to Tour organize to buy ticket sapa
From Ha Noi Oldquarter  you can tickets for the bus Hanoi to sapa daily departure.

 Travel to sapa by train :

Railways, choosing Sapa traveling by railway from Hanoi is also a favorite choice of many travelers, especially international tourists. The train from Hanoi to Lao Cai station B comes from - Hanoi (Tran Quy Cap Station). Guests can choose to ship or ship date night train night but maybe the best option because of the wagon bed and make sure to save time to go. Currently, besides the state carriages carriages are also many travel companies by investors with better service quality: Chapa express train, or express ship King, ... visitors can look up and choose hour boat cruise fare Hanoi to Lao cai.

Source : collect

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Xoi Ngu Sac (steamed sticky rice with five colours ) | Thing to eat in Sapa

One of the traditional agricultural products of Lao Cai People cultivated on slopping land is the sticky rice with grains are plump and brights.
On the occasion of rice festival (in September of lunar calendar ) . people in mountain region of the Lao Cai cook steamed sticky rice for respectfully offering to their ancestor as a way to thank them for a bumper crop . It 's called Xoi Ngu Sac because it is a food with five colours of white,red,green,yellow and violet symbolising the earth ,heaven, plants and human love. Those colours are created by forest leaves, medical herb or spices leave. The green colour for example , is created by ginger leaves, yellow is made from fresh saffron. Before steaming ,sticky rice i deeply soaked into such colour liquid until th grain has such apperance. The rice is poured into wooden jug and then steamed up . When the steaming is done , the sticky rice has not only appearance of five colours but aroma of all kinds of leaves. Along with the aim to use colours as a symbols of religious believes , ethnic people considers such leaves as value medicine very good for their health. 
Nowaday, Xoi Ngu Sac not only appearance in the Rice Festival in mountain region of Lao Cai but also  becomes favourite food of people  in cities. Although you do  not have the favour of eating sticky rice,surely you could not ignore such attractive five colours anh the overwhelming fragrance of this special steam sticky rice
Source : collected 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Thang Co |special food, thing to eat in sapa

Thang co sapa,lao cai
"Thang Co" is an usual dish appeared just in the mountain of Lao Cai long long time ago and no one know where it is from . It  was probably originated from China because it is popularly sold in Ma Quan street in the China's border area next the Muong Khuong district in Lao Cai province . The dish sold there is called Tang Ku in China language or Thang Co when translates into Vietnamese. However, some say it might also be created by our Vietnamese people.
In fact , Thang Co is kind of food made by meat well-cooked with others spices such as : cardamom, ginger, star aniseed and cinnamon ... The food is mixture different kind of meat chopped from internal organs and head parts of pork ,horse  and goat. If you wan to enjoy the most delicious taste of the Thang Co, you should come to market  early in the morning and arrive there time when the Thang Co dish has been finished .It is the most favourite food for friend in a wine drink because it makes the drink unforgetable and much more meaning when thay have it with maize wine of Ban Pho  in Bac Ha or San lung wine  in Bat Xat .
On the market day on mountain region, there are usually seven big pots of Thang Co including those cooked of horse, pork and goat meat .For gastronomes Thang Co of horse meat is the most favourite dish because it comprise all feature of the food : the tasty favour of horse meat including internal organs and blood of horse .
At the market, enjoying food people there can have chance to meet their friend and relatives talking around the Thang Co boiling pots and learn experiences about how to work and earn a living . This is also a chance for men to go to the market  and have Thang Co.
Nowadays , Thang Co has appeared not only in the market in the mountain but also in luxurious hotel and restaurant  in Lao Cai township. However having Thang Co  on the market- day would be more interesting  and charming because you would find the real life of ethnic people in region .
 How to find Thang Co in sapa :
Tourist can go to restaunrangr in sapa

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fanxipan sapa cable car

Fanxipan cable is the largest modern cable car routes in the area are invested by the  Sun group, it was built from November 2013 and inaugurated on 2/2/2016 .the price  is given by Sungroup , this is : 
Fansipan cable car ticket price 

The adult ticket price: 600,000 VND/person/ 2 ways
Local guest : 400,000 VND/person/2 ways
Child ticket :
Child height from 1,00 m to 1,3 meter : 400,000 vnđ / 1 pax /2 ways
 Some picture about Fanxipan cable car :

How To go to Fanxipang cable Car : 
From Sapa you can catch the taxi to Fanxipang cable car station , its take about 40 minutes . price around 20 USd   . or you can go there by motorbike .
Suggest on google : 
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Have a good trip !
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