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Visit Sapa in Spring

Visit Sapa in Spring

Traveling to Sapa at any time of the year, visitors can feel the beauty and peace of this place with spectacular scenery, pristine villages and pleasant climate. Especially in the spring, Sapa becomes more and more gorgeous with thousands of blooming flowers. Follow us to explore how amazing Sapa is in this post below. 

What to see in Sapa in the spring?

Blooming flowers

Like spring in other high mountain areas, Sapa’s weather is warm with hundreds of blooming flowers such as peach blossoms, plum flowers, apricot flowers or orchids. 

Rhododendron blooms around February until the end of April in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, especially in the road to conquer Fansipan peak. There are more than 50 species of rhododendron with many typical colors: yellow, white, pink, red, and purple to decorate for the "roof of Indochina." Rhododendron blooms all year round, but the best is in the spring, creating beautiful scenery that vibrates many tourists.

Sapa in spring

Sapa in spring

Stunning rice terraces

Coming to Sapa in spring, you can see the terraced fields waiting for the new crop. Along the ways to the villages of Cat Cat, Sin Chao, Lao Chai or Ta Van, ethnic people are working on the fields. The lush greenest of the young rice is not less attractive than the golden rice fields.

The interesting festivals

Spring in Sapa is the time of numerous festivals such as Khen Sao and Long Tong festivals in Ta Van village, Gau Tao festival on 11th January in Sin Chai village, Roong Pooc festival of Giay people, the new rice festival of Xa Pho people or Thuong temple festival in the middle of January in lunar calendar. 

It’s a good chance for visitors to learn about the unique features of cultural activities. 

Sapa markets

Taking Sapa tours in spring, tourists can participate in important market fairs with the desire of luck for the new year. The most outstanding markets are Sapa, Can Cau Simacai, Bac Ha or Coc Ly.

Bac Ha Market

Bac Ha Market

The most popular destinations when traveling to Sapa in spring

Fansipan Peak - the roof of Indochina

It will be deficient if we do not mention Fansipan in this list. Located at an altitude of 3143 meters above sea level, it is the most popular spot for a lot of young people and foreign tourists when visiting Sapa.

Ham Rong Mountain

Situated about 3 kilometers from Sapa Town, Ham Rong Mountain is an ideal place where you can admire the panoramic view of the Northeast mountain. From the top, you can see the small houses hidden in the fog, the lush trees, and stunning scenery.

Sapa Stone Church

Built in 1895, the ancient church is located in the center of Sapa - one of the most impressive architectural remains of the French. It is regularly embellished and preserved, becoming an appealing spot for visitors.

Sapa Stone Church

Sapa Stone Church

Cat Cat village

Cat Cat village is the oldest village of Mong people, lying peacefully beside Tien Sa waterfall in the valley at the foot of Hoang Lien Son range surrounded by majestic mountains. Coming to Cat Cat, you will be immersed in the rusty life of the people here to learn more about their unique cultures.

Ta Phin Village

Ta Phin Village, about 17 kilometers from Sapa town to the East, is one of the most famous Sapa's destinations. Coming here, you witness the diverse cultures of the Red Dao people and learn how to make brocade. Near the village, there is also Ta Phin Cave with many mysterious stalactites and shapes.

There are also a lot of interesting things to do in Sapa waiting for you. Visit our website to get further information. If you find this article useful, please share with others. Have a nice trip!