8 must-see places in Sapa in the afternoon
Travel to Sapa in the afternoon, where to go and what to do to have the most enjoyable experiences? Here are eight suggestions for you to make your trip amazing.
CAT CAT VILLAGE – AN UNIQUE CULTURAL ATTRACTION
Top tips: Cat Cat Village is about two kilometres from Sapa. The village has now become a tourism spot, so there are often ethnic children selling souvenirs to visitors or begging for candy and money. You can buy a bottle of corn wine from the H’Mong as a souvenir.
Must see: Cat Cat Waterfall, also known as Tien Sa Waterfall.
Cuisine: Gem Valley Café or Zmong Café.
LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGES – EXPERIENCE THE LIVES OF LOCAL PEOPLE
Top tips: From the centre of Sapa, follow Cau May Alley, turn to Muong Hoa Street and follow the road for about seven kilometres to reach Lao Chai – Ta Van. Learn the unique local culture through their daily customs and traditions. Ticket price is VND50,000 per person.
Must see: May Bridge built from rattan ropes, crossing the poetic Muong Hoa Stream.
Cuisine: Dining services are offered at homestay inns in the village such as Lucky Daisy’s Buffalo House, Avan Ecologic Homestay, My Tra Homestay and Sapa H’Mong Homestay.
SIN CHAI VILLAGE – AN UNTOUCHED IDYLLIC BEAUTY
Top tips: Sin Chai Village is located over 4 kilometres from Sapa’s centre. There is only one road to get access to the village, so visitors can travel from the center of Sapa, past Cat Cat Village to reach Sin Chai Village.
Cuisine: You can ask the locals to cook for you and enjoy a meal with them.
SILVER FALLS – THE SYMPHONY OF FOREST AND MOUNTAINS
Top tips: The fall located by Highway 4D, the main road to reach Lai Chau province, is 12 kilometres to the west of Sapa’s center, and the path is very convenient. You should wear com-fortable clothes to climb the stairs to the top of the fall. Ticket price is VND30,000/person.
Must see: Research Centre for Coldwater Fisheries (located on Highway 4D).
Cuisine: Song Nhi Sapa Restaurant, famous for its salmon dishes.
LOVE WATERFALL – COUPLES’ RENDEZVOUS PLACE
Top tips: The famous Love Waterfall is located in San San Ho Commune, about 14 kilometres to the southwest of Sapa’s centre. To reach Love Waterfall, you will have to cross a lush bamboo forest. You should visit Love Waterfall during the azalea season (from February to April). Ticket price is VND45,000 per person.
Must see: Golden Stream at the bottom of the waterfall.
Cuisine: Song Nhi Sapa Restaurant famous for its salmon dishes.
ANCIENT STONE FIELD – TRACES OF PREHISTORIC HUMANS
Top tips: The Ancient Stone Field is located inside Muong Hoa Valley, about eight kilometres to the southwest of Sapa. While visiting the field, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the scenery across Muong Hoa Valley with its magnificent natural landscape.
Cuisine: Lucky Daisy’s Bamboo Bar & Buffalo House (No. 1 Ta Van Giay village), Muong Hoa Restaurant & Homestay (Giang Ta Chai Village, Ta Van Commune).
SAPA MARKET – SHOPPING DESTINATION
Top tips: The market is located on Highway 4D (at the intersection of Luong Dinh Cua Street). Prices here are reasonable; however, bargaining is encouraged to get the best price.
Cuisine: You can enjoy a variety of local dishes inside the market.
COFFEE VIEW & BAR – THE BEST VIEW IN SAPA
Top tips: The hill is located about two kilometres from the centre of Sapa, in the route to Cat Cat Village. Take photographs or enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring the spectacular view.
Cuisine: Coffee View & Bar
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