Sapa (Best thing to do..)
As a tourism center of the northwest of Vietnam, Sapa today is home to stunning scenery, intoxicating cultural makeup and a diverse range of ethnic minorities. Comprising both natural beauty and culture into just one comprehensive package, Sapa is worth visiting for any natural seekers. It offers an incredible adventure of conquering the Roof of Indochina – Mount Fansipan. Explorations and trekkers will not find abnormal animals and things on the top of Fansipan but a splendid world of misty clouds, ranges of mountains, green paddle fields and a small pagoda for worship.
Sapa lies amidst the mountainous region and surrounded by beautiful green terraced rice fields. Take a glimpse of wandering under cool weather in the locality of Sapa town, it can be very comfortable and relaxing. This small town is definitely an absolute treat for every tourist to visit.
Sapa Travel Highlights
1. Visit Cat Cat Village
2. Support The Local Community And Buy Local Handicrafts
3. Hike Around Rice Terraces
4. Rent A Motorbike And Go Anywhere Outside Of Sapa
5. Go Up Fansipan Mountain
6. Freshen Up At Love And Silver Waterfalls
7. Stay In A Homestay In Sapa
8. Try The Traditional BBQ
9. Go On A Boat Ride Around Sapa Lake
Best time to visit
Sapa has a temperate climate, so it is cold all year, with the average temperature fluctuating around 15ºC.
The weather in Sapa in summer is not nearly as hot. The daytime temperature usually fluctuates from 20ºC to 25°C, and at night temperature is around 13ºC to 15°C.
Sapa is very cold in the winter, with the temperature dropping to 0°C, so it will offer an opportunity to watch snow if you travel to Sapa in the winter.
The best time to visit Sapa is from March to May and from September to November. At these times, the weather is relatively stable with sunny days and cool nights. The first period is the fall time. At this time of the year, the weather is very comfortable for tourism. It is dry, clear with much sunshine. The view of Sapa’s terraces is at its best between September and October. The cool and dry weather with the stable temperature makes it the perfect time for trekking and photos.
In the summer, although the weather is quite warm, it is not as hot as other regions in Vietnam. If you spend time in this town in the period between April and May, you will have the chance to see the wonderful scenes of many colorful flowers and green fields there. Many Vietnamese visit Sapa after the Lunar New Year to admire the blossoming cherry trees.
Autumn, which lasts from September to November, is the best time to visit Sapa. Let’s see how wonderful Sapa in autumn is!
Ripe golden rice fields
Sapa is one of the famous destinations for admiring the ripe golden terrace rice fields. Trekking through the village, you will catch up with yellow fields surrounded by magnificent mountains. Ta Van, Lao Chai, Ban Den, and Ta Phin, are some best villages to see the ripe golden terrace fields and farmers harvesting after a hard time plowing.
In the early morning, you can see Sapa covered by the morning dew, making the scenery become shimmering and peaceful. Walking under the autumn’s early frost and admiring magnificent scenery is one of the best ways to enjoy the idyllic life in Sapa.
Exciting Then ritual
The Then ritual is one of the essential rituals of Sapa local people held in the August of the lunar calendar. Sapa local people hold it to summarize a year of production, pray for favorable weather, wish for a good crop, and express sincerity to ancestors. Visiting Sapa this time, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the crowded atmosphere of local people.
Food & drinking
Sapa is known for its unique food and drinks, such as Cap Nach pork, Thang Co, salmon hot pot, grilled meals, and 7-color sticky rice, etc. Each ethnic group in Sapa has a distinct traditional cuisine that reflects their culture, way of life, and habits. Furthermore, Sapa has a cool climate throughout the year, which is one of the most important advantages that heaven has bestowed upon this region, allowing it to be home to a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as many of the typical animals and fish of the hill area. Let's try some of the most unique cuisines and beverages when visiting Sapa.