Sa Pa is a village high up in the mountains. The clouds and landscape are simply beautiful. In Sa Pa there are different minority groups who live there, they can be identified by the way they dress. They are kind of like ambassadors for their town. They are willing to have their photo taken & will often try to sell you things. The level of English spoken is basic, and it seems like there is more English in Sa Pa than Hanoi.over 2 years ago
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Hi everyone, I have been to Sapa and several other places in Vietnam. I think this is the most wonderful place to visit. I was there twice in the summer. The weather was great. Can you imagine at the middle of July where the temperature can reach over 35 degree in other cities, it is only 15 degree in Sapa, so cool! And it would be better if you bring a coat with you in case the temperature drops lower.
buy a map, rent a moto, and ride with the sun in your eyes and wind whipping around you.
follow a tour, and you most likely get roped along into unworthy false shows of villagers, grown numb to tourists.
go a little bit farther and find trekking, valleys, and less “where you from? buy something from me?”over 5 years ago
I loved the scenery of the Sapa area. But, I just think its cultural-based tourism out of control up there. And I didn’t see very much nature, just endless rice paddies. If you want to learn about the amazing ethnic groups of the uplands, go to Luang Nam Tha and Vieng Phouka in Laos, where tourism is still low key, and the villagers are not parading around for tourists, they are just living their lives and also enjoying improved incomes thanks to (mostly) carefully planned tourism initiatives up there. And there are treks through the national park.
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