Sapa is a popular destination for tourists, and it’s not hard to see why. It has a lot to offer. With mountains, unique tribal villages, waterfalls, interesting culture and beautiful views, Sapa is an amazing place to visit. But what are the best things to do in Sapa? Like Seoul, Sapa is full of natural beauty as well as culinary delicacies. Whether you’re looking for adventure, culture or relaxation, there’s something for you. We’ve put together a list of what we think are the best places to visit in Sapa. Take a look now at our top places to visit in Sapa, Vietnam.
Trekking the Fansipan Mountain is a must when visiting Sapa. It’s the highest mountain in Vietnam. Known as “the roof of Indochina”, climbing this Fansipan is both challenging and rewarding. Once at the top, there are stunning views, and there are many things to see when you get there. There’s the Cat Cat village, which is a unique and cultural tribal village with beautiful scenery. If you have a thirst for adventure, conquering the highest peaks of Fansipan is one of the best things to do in Sapa. The ideal time for the trek is October to November – and we’d advise wearing practical clothes for walking as well as something warm.
The Terraced Rice Fields
The terraced rice fields are one of the more impressive rice fields in Asia, and you will definitely be impressed by their beauty. Located in the Muong Hoa Valley, they are worth a visit.
The Silver Waterfall is located approximately 12km from Sapa and is without a doubt one of the most stunning places to visit in the area. The Lo Sui Tong mountain peak provides the source of the flowing water and the beauty that comes with it. You can also take a visit to the mountain, and experience the breathtaking views or the natural greenery of the forest from the top.
Muong Khuong Market
The Muong Khuong market is one of the biggest, most vibrant markets in the area. It’s a great opportunity to embrace the local culture, and enjoy the atmosphere. Every Sunday, a special market is held where the locals sell a large variety of products including cattle, fruit, and vegetables, other food products, incense as well as many other locally sourced items. The market is full of life, color, as well as being an exciting and different day out.
Sapa Food Court
Located in the heart Sapa, you’ll find the food court. With the volume of different food available, you won’t be short of variety. Offering everything from lamb, rice dishes, grilled fish, and vegetables, there’s something for everyone. This area is very lively at night, making it the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat after a long day exploring and sightseeing.
Visiting Sapa Food Court
There is a Sapa food court right next to Sapa central square, in front of Sapa church. The area is particularly lively at night with many grilled dishes such as grilled egg, grilled heart, and stomach, grilled chicken, chestnut, etc.
In particular, visitors to Sapa cannot ignore the other attractive food such as Lam rice cooked in bamboo pipes, Tao Meo liquor, Ban Pho corn liquor, grilled stream fish, salmon, boiled corn, etc. Before buying, make sure you ask the price first.