Sapa welcome tourists with peaceful and beautiful landscape. It looks like something magical about closing your eyes sleeping all night aboard a train and waking up to an entirely different landscape. Vietnam is the country like that. You can be in a bustling city on your scooter, and then you can find yourself walking on the street of a small village beside green fields, all people travel Vietnam have the same feel.
Sapa with majestic scenery and tasty food make you want to stay here forget the time. Fresh mountain air make you feel this place is separated from outside world, that burned by smog and horn sound. This is 1 of 3 great must see places you need to come when travel Vietnam.
You can trekked pass to villages as Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van... of Hmong and Dzao. You can see terraced field everywhere in Sapa, they surrounded all of moutainous villages create a mixed green yellow picture about nature of north west Vietnam. Have lunch with an ethnic family, then walk around to enjoy landscapes, look local house architecture and normal life in Sapa. They always smile, very happy and friendly. Some wares you've never seen before, weaving looms of Hmong and Dzao, rice mortar...Things're looked so old but good enough to keep their life to be happy everyday. Overnight in Dzao's house and have real life like them.
Life here go by in peace day after day. People's still living with their fields, cattle and trading at the market. Many children drop out of school to help family take care smaller siblings at home, even working on fields or become touts who'll follow you for hours to sell souvenir with self-taught English skills. And when travel Vietnam, you can face the touts everywhere. In addition to the terraced fields and villages, Sapa has one unspoiled nature with waterfalls and forest. There is a bamboo forest you need going through to visit other villages or comeback Sapa town. And Thac Bac (Silver Waterfall) is very nice for a quick visit.
It will be remiss if we don't mention Fansipan, the Vietnam’s highest mountain. It's hard to climb to the top of Fansipan, but the reward is a panorama encompassing the mountain ranges of northern west Vietnam, south to Sonla province and north to the peaks of Yunnam in China.
Travel Vietnam is a long journey to discover the difference, Sapa is one of it. You will receive authentic values of S shaped land.