Ham Rong Mountain - Fulfill your dream of discovery

Phuong Uyen - Updated July 23, 2019

Sapa brought in her charm with fanciful dew floats, drawing a magnificent and beautiful picture of feng shui.

It seems that there is a harmonious arrangement that Creator has bestowed on this land to contribute to the highlight of the unique landscapes here.

ham rong mountain sapa overview 

A spectacularly cheesy tourist attraction!

And Ham Rong Mountain is one of the best places in Sapa which tourists should not skip!

1. Ham Rong Mountain Sapa and remarkable features

Located right in the center of Sapa Town, Ham Rong Mountain is considered "The most spectacular mountain park." 

The Ham Rong tourist area is built on an area of nearly 150 hectares. The project was started in 1996 to exploit the cultural values and natural wildness of the moss-stone slabs in this mountain.

The more steps you climb, the more opportunities you have to discover breathtaking scenes such as orchid garden, Heaven Gate, Cloud Yard, peach garden, etc. 

ham rong mountain sapa shape

Ham Rong looks like a dragon’s head dimly looming in the veil of the early morning.

Especially for those travelers who enjoy sightseeing and photography, Ham Rong mountain park is an ideal destination during your memorable trip to Sapa.

If you are wondering things to do in Sapa, believe us, Ham Rong will make your trip beyond your expectations!

2. What Make The Unique Beauty Of Ham Rong Mountain Park?

Located behind the Sa Pa stone church, in Hoang Lien Son mountain range, Ham Rong mountain is known as one of the most charming places in the Sapa tourist spot. 

Because this mountain has a peak rising as head of a dragon toward the blue sky, it has the name of Ham Rong.

Many people explain this dragon-shaped mountain's legend with a much more interesting and romantic story. The legend tells that, in the past, this place was a shelter of a couple of dragons that loved each other intensely, wrapped in tangerines without leaving. 

After a short time, when the dragons were frolicking happily, the cataclysm struck suddenly. They were not aware of it until they were drowned by the giant water. 

One dragon struggled strongly, and fortunately, he escaped. Whereas, the other was exhausted and engulfed in the water. The last action is to raise her head to see her partner flying toward the sky. Over time, the dragon turned petrified; the body was the impressive Hoang Lien Son range and the head was Ham Rong mountain.

When you stand on the top of Ham Rong, a panoramic view of Sapa will appear in front of your eyes.

ham rong mountain view

Tourists will feel like being lost in heaven here.

Visiting Ham Rong, you can see the attractive cloud ground, the charming stone gardens or the medicinal plant's patches. 

Besides, do not miss the beautiful orchid gardens with a wide variety of types. Like a mountain in Sapa, Ham Rong will fulfill your dream of discovery with a large number of rocks in different shapes, especially the form of dragon claws. 

3. Ham Rong Mountain opening hours

Ham Rong mountain allows tourists to visit from 6:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

4. Ham Rong Mountain entrance fee

Each person needs to pay 70,000 VND for a ticket before exploring Ham Rong Mountain.

5. Ham Rong Mountain Map

 

What if you are an adventure junkie and enjoy the challenging experience? Let’s check out Sapa trekking, which is worth every second of your precious journey!

6. Things To Do in Ham Rong Mountain In Sapa

Visit Ham Rong flower garden

ham rong mountain vietnam flower

Ham Rong flower garden is the first place in your journey to conquer Ham Rong's peak. 

The garden is designed according to the natural terrain of the mountain. After each step, the landscape spreads out in front of your eyes like a brilliant miniature Sapa with a great variety of flowers.

Not to mention along the road to Ham Rong mountain, you can also see a multitude of different flowers of Sapa. It is the sprawling colors of azaleas, orchids, roses, and so on.

ham rong park flower garden

It is so magical that it couldn’t possibly exist in the real world. 

You will feel like being immersed yourself in the Flower Valley - Da Lat. 

Also, the Ham Rong flower garden is a perfect destination for young people and photographers to have the most beautiful photos.

Visit Thach Lam stone garden

This ecstatic beauty does not stop here, and when continuing the journey, visitors will contemplate the vast meteorite area.

ham rong mountain stone garden

Visiting Thach Lam is listed as one of the top things to do in Sapa. 

Each stone, stacked stone layer intertwined, with a wide variety of color and shape, Thach Lam stone garden allows you to drop the imagination in the emotional circuit freely. 

Visitors seem like lost in fairyland with fanciful space, which makes you feel that you are an actor in a lively film - Journey to the West.

Thach Lam is a unique garden with many exotic cliffs with strange shapes. It is a magnificent natural present that the Creator granted this land.

Going in the middle of the standing stone forest will give you a mysterious and murky feeling like being lost in a labyrinth.

Go to Ham Rong peak to see the whole of Sapa

Besides Fansipan Mountain, Ham Rong is also an ideal place to contemplate the majestic landscapes.

After a long journey to conquer Ham Rong mountain, this is the result that makes people most satisfied and proud. From Ham Rong mountain, you will not take your eyes off the most beautiful panorama of Sapa.

sapa from ham rong mountain peak

Everything is painted blue, deep green and burnt yellow.

In fact, in Ham Rong Mountain, there are three points that you can get a distant view of Sapa: Orchid Garden 1, Sapa Telecommunication Station, and Cloud Year at the top.

Each of the different heights gives you a new angle of Sapa but at the top of Ham Rong is considered the best place for you to experience this feeling. 

When standing here, visitors can enjoy the beautiful, airy, and pleasant scenery of Sapa town at their will and pleasure. Muong Hoa valley and picturesque Sapa villages like Cat Cat village, Ta Phin village, Lao Chai village, etc. lost in the deep mist.

ham rong mountain peak

An attractive view from the peak of Ham Rong

The bright blue sky and white clouds float around, which makes you feel like stepping into another majestic world.

From the top of the mountain, you can not only see the immense and vast Sapa but also experience the feeling of "hunting clouds". 

Sitting quietly on a height of more than 1800m, breathing fresh and cool air and admiring the panoramic view of Sapa, these experiences will be an unforgettable memory for you.

A frequent question we have come across is how long to climb Ham Rong mountain. In fact, you will spend 1.5 - 2 hours to visit all the corners of this area. 

Let’s experience Sapa hiking with your partners!

Wander around Love Market Sapa

Near Ham Rong Mountain Sapa Vietnam, there is a unique and exciting Sapa weekend market - Love Market.

 

Like other markets in Sapa, you can find a wide variety of goods and souvenirs in Love Market. Besides, the market is also the place where single boys and girls meet and date. 

Shopping in Sapa, experience a unique cultural beauty of this mountainous land, and listen to lovely songs as well as interesting stories from locals! 

love market sapa

Many couples in Sapa found their love and their partners in this special market.

7. How to get Ham Rong Mountain Sapa Vietnam?

Coach

According to experience when traveling to Sapa, tourists should go to Sapa by coach. It is the easiest way to move to Sapa. Many bus routes are running between Hanoi and Lao Cai, only need about 5 - 6 hours for visitors to arrive.

Some passenger car firms from Hanoi to Sapa are Sao Viet, Khai Phat Limousine, Sapa Express, Phuong Nguyen Limousine, Eco Sapa Limousine, Green Bus, etc.

Passenger car fare to Sapa ranges from 240,000 to 350,000 VND. The vehicles are divided into two types: seats and beds. 

private car to sapa

Most companies have high-qualified and clean cars, which will bring satisfaction to visitors.

Train

Sapa travel by train is also an exciting experience for travelers. Going to the train is safe, convenient, and economical. However, travel time by train will be slower than cars and motorbike.

hanoi to sapa train

Motorbike

From the center of Hanoi, visitors follow National Highway 32 through Phu Tho, Yen Bai, and Lai Chau provinces respectively. At the end of the Binh Lu crossroad (Lai Chau), you follow 4D Highway to reach Sapa.

This road is quite long (about 455km), visitors cannot reach the destination during the day. We advise you to stop at Lai Chau to rest and then continue to travel to Sapa in the morning.

sapa motorbike

Start your journey from now!

From Sapa, visitors can catch a taxi, rent motorbikes or walk to Ham Rong mountain. The entrance to Ham Rong mountain resort is located right behind the stone church of Sapa, less than 3 kilometers from the town center.

8. What is the best time to visit Ham Rong Mountain Vietnam?

At any time of the year, Ham Rong mountain Sapa also has a distinct color that cannot be mixed. 

But spring is the most appropriate time to visit this mountain. After a long period that all the flowers are hibernated in the cold winter, now it is time for the blooming flowers to show their fragrance and sweetness.

ham rong mountain sapa steps

The path up the mountain range is the steps lined with stone and covered with moss. 

Small streams glide through the dense, lush trees along with the majesty of the mountains, creating a poetic beauty of this remote mountainous area.

9. Some helpful tips

  • Sapa is the place with the coldest climate in Vietnam. Ham Rong Mountain is also at an altitude of nearly 2000m, so the temperature is lower. 
  • The average annual temperature in the mountain falls between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius, and in winter it can have light snow. Even if you go to the mountain in the summer, Sapa weather also requires you to prepare warm clothes.
  • Although the road to Ham Rong mountain in Sapa is not too difficult, it is also a long run, so prepare to bring about 1-2 filtered water bottles. Along the way to the mountain, there are also some shops that sell water, but the price will be higher. 

Looking for a holiday with a difference? It is time to start your fantastic trip to Ham Rong Mountain!

Feel free to contact AZ Local Trip to know more attractive destinations that are waiting for you! 

 

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