Sapa

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In Sapa, you will experience watching the snowfall in winter, climb to the top of Fansipan mountain - the place is called the roof of Indochina, walking around Muong Hoa valley where people are intoxicated and more exciting experiences are waiting for you. Let's dive in now!

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Best time to visit Sapa – Seasons in Sapa

  • From February to March

This is the time when Sapa stepped in the spring, the air is cold, cherry blossoms bloom in the sky. Traveling to Sapa in the early spring will be an extremely interesting and emotional experience for an experienced new year.

  • From April to June

The time when ethnic minorities cultivate rice on terraced fields, Sapa tourists often call the season of pouring water. See the same rice fields that overlap with each other to the horizon, overwhelmed with plum gardens, peach gardens that are maturing and most attractive.

Visit Sapa from April to June, visitors can enjoy the special fruits here such as plum, peach, apricot, strawberry…

  • From August to October

Season of rice germination and ripe rice. The whole valley was changed to a new color, from the green color of young rice to bright yellow when the rice was ripe.

Muong Hoa valley proudly stretches out to show off its rustic beauty but equally attractive. This is the time when Sapa welcomes many tourists to admire this wonderful spectacle.

  • From December to January next year

In Sapa, winter often starts in December, when cloud cover is also when the weather becomes cold, the temperature is sometimes below 0 degrees C.

However, in the cold weather, tourists flock here very much to see and admire the beauty of a beautiful misty Sapa.

What to eat in Sapa – Sapa specialties

  • Buffalo meat

You definitely won’t find this dish in the plain. It is made from 100% buffalo meat, marinated with spices and then dried by smoke, by the heat of the daily cooking wood stove of indigenous people here.

  • Barbecue

More correctly, this is an experience. There, everything is placed on the grill. There are countless items for you to choose from, each one is delicious and eye-catching. Eating grilled food in Sapa is interesting in that it is delicious all year round, even in summer.

  • Salmon, Sturgeon

Unlike salmon, imported sturgeon is usually slightly fat. Coldwater fish reared in Sapa meat is firm, grainy, fat-free.

In the cold Sapa, a hot salmon/sturgeon hotpot with fresh vegetables, diners will be extremely impressed. Salmon or sturgeon can also be sliced very thin to mix salads, grilled…

Ways to travel from Hanoi to Sapa

To get to Sapa from Hanoi, you can go by private car (car, motorbike), by bus or train. Each way has its own advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your financial and health conditions, you can choose a suitable and safe way to go.

Train is the safest way to move. There are many types of train tickets such as hard chairs, soft chairs, beds, etc. Trains usually run at 21:00 or 22:00 and will arrive in Lao Cai the next morning. The odd number train runs in Hanoi to Lao Cai and vice versa, the even-numbered boat runs in Lao Cai to Hanoi.

Depending on “pocket money” and the preferences of every tourist that has different choices. You can buy train tickets on the website online or go directly to Hanoi station to buy.

Traveling by bus is the best choice and is chosen by most Sapa travelers. With the Hanoi – Lao Cai highway in operation, the journey by bus has become safer, more convenient and much faster.

If you want to go to Sapa by motorbike, just wait until the day, backpack up and go. But be sure to bring all your personal papers and gasoline with you on the way.

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