There’s a Bali remarkable discoveries to be made nearby U Sapa. We offer tours and travel tips. Here’s a pick of our favourite spots, attractions and things to do to enjoy the local culture and to discover some new, exciting experiences.
Ta Phin is the nearest village of Red Dao’s ethnic group within the area of Sapa district. The village is surrounded by mountains and owns spectacular rice terraces, it is also a famous destination for trekking tours. The tourists may meet locals working the field, see traditional housing, visit caves and medicine bath complex or go for a long walk through the rice paddies and mountain views.
Nestled in a beautiful valley about one kilometer from Sapa Town, Cat Cat – the old village of ethnic groups – attracts tourists from all over the world for its distinctive customs and practices which have been lost in almost ethnic villages. Cat Cat is the most popular attraction in Sapa district, just a few minutes of walking distance from Sapa, there is no need to hire a guide but your visit will be better if you have one.
Spread over 4 kilometers length, 2 kilometers width with at least 159 stones, Muong Hoa have mysterious graphics. On the main road leading to Muong Hoa valley, tourist will have opportunities take photos and sight Sapa’s views. This valley has terraced fields which is the most beautiful terraced fields of Sapa. Cross the suspension bridge, you will be visiting the village of weaving and dyeing cloth of the Hmong and exploring Muong Hoa valley.
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A famous spot is known for beautiful scenery of Sapa which is Ham Rong Mountain, located in the center of town. Ham Rong is surrounded by many different types of mountains, evergreen forests with other broadleaf trees. This is an ideal location for you to walk and take photos with vibrant colors of over 300 species of orchids, Fan Si Pan mount- the roof of Indochina, European garden, national cultural village, Heaven Gate, etc.
The ancient church is known as stone church or the Holy Rosary church which is located in the heart of Sapa town built by the French from the early 20th century. The stone church is always a place where holds many traditional cultural activities of ethnic minorities. In the front of the church is center square which has unique cultural activities of local people on Saturday called Love market with flute, trumpet leaves, “xòe” dance… created sparkling, magical atmosphere in Sapa.