Necessary Things for First Time Visiting Sapa

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Sapa is one of the most attractive destinations in the northern Vietnam with tourists because the place is known as wonderful places with stunning landscapes and special culture as well as cuisine as well. Therefore, there are thousands of tourists visiting the place each year. However, Sapa located quite far from the center of Hanoi, so almost tourists get trouble or concern when visiting the land for the first time. It is the reason why, you should check out the post carefully to know about the necessary things for the first time visiting Sapa including best destinations in Sapa, how to transfer from Hanoi to Sapa and best time to visit the wonderful lands.


Hanoi – Lao Cai Expressway inaugurated, Sapa is becoming an attractive tourist attraction and convenient for many visitors. When you first arrive in Sapa, well-prepared and well-informed information will give you the right choice for an enjoyable vacation.

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1 Time for visiting

The best time to visit Sapa is from September to November or from March to 5. At this time the weather is quite stable, sunny day, cold nights. In April – May, Sapa is full of blooming flowers and green fields. Sapa in late August, in September the terraces are very beautiful or come in after the Lunar New Year to see Sapa peach flowers. The winter months from December to February are quite cold, especially at night and in the morning. However, you will have a chance to admire the beauty of Sapa in sunrise in the early morning on the top of the valley. Especially in recent years on Sapa often appear snow and snow occasionally snow. If you come here on this occasion, you will definitely see the scene quite romantic. Therefore, Sapa is very crowded tourists, if you do not like the noisy, crowded you should not travel Sapa at this time.


2 Places for staying

Sapa is the attractive destination for both domestic tourists and foreign tourists, so if you visit Sapa in the peak season, you have to book a hotel in advance. You can check out price and service of hotels before booking. Furthermore, when visiting the land, if you want to learn more about local life and culture in there, tourists should spend the time to book the local house for homestay which has a cheaper price than a hotel.

3 Transferring

From Hanoi to Sapa, you can choose bus or train for transferring very easy. Furthermore, you can rent a private car for traveling with 4-5 hours for transferring. However, it should be noted that during the weekends and holidays holiday traffic to Sapa is quite crowded so you need to actively update the parking lot near your holiday.



You can choose between day and night trains. Type of day running vessel is the only type of soft or hard seat; this type of night train allows you to put the bed bunkers then move to Sapa by bus with a fixed route with a frequency of 30 minutes a trip starting at Lao Cai Station to Sapa Stone Church. However, the time for transferring by train is quite long from 8-10 hours, so you have to calculate your schedule and travel time accordingly.

Public bus

Currently, there are many high-class bus beds and seats are operating Hanoi – Lao Cai route or go straight to Sapa. The advantage of the bus is shorter travel time than trains for about 5 -5.5 hours, cheaper; flexible welcome visitors from Hanoi Old Quarter, suburban areas located on the route the major bus stations of Hanoi such as My Dinh, Giap Bat, and Gia Lam. In addition, some of the motorbikes are running the car routes from Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong and Thai Nguyen.

4 Places to visit

– Ham Rong, Sa Pa Museum, Cau May, Cat Cat village, Ta Van village, Ta Phin, ancient rock beach, peak pass – Tram Ton, Silver Falls, love falls, Fanxipan.

– Bac Ha Market, to China via Heek Gate. Please refer to the destination information here.

In addition, Sa Pa Tourist and information booths at the bus station, lake, and church of the Lao Cai Tourist Information and Promotion Center are official addresses, reliable advice, and free offer. Charge information, maps, leaflets for you in Sapa