With its chilly temperatures and magical atmosphere like Da Lat city in Central Highland ỏ Ba Na Hills in Danang, Sapa is becoming a favorite destination for New Years Eve 2017 holidays in Vietnam. Sapa is a beautiful town in Lai Chau province, East North Vietnam. The town has a lot of tourism attractions and Lunar New Year traditions awaiting for you to discover.
Sapa, one of the most famous tourist site in Vietnam, enchants visitors with it misty scenes, cold weather and its nature landscape in harmony with mountainous surrounding area. Visiting Sapa in this season, visitors will have chances to witness the snow falling.
A trip to Sapa is a gateway to numerous well-known scenic spots. The Ancient Rock Field, the legacy of the ancient Vietnamese, fascinates with its stone engravings scattered among terraced rice fields.
Another favorite spot for tourist is Ham Rong (Dragon Jaw) Mountain, so-called because of it is shaped like a dragon’s head. Ta Phin Cave and Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Fall) are pristine nature sites. Perhaps best known is Fansipan-dubbed “The Roof of Indochina”, a popular trekking and climbing location and one of the few eco-tourist spots in Vietnam.
For local culture, Cat Cat village, an antique village of H’Mong residents, retains traditional handicrafts such as planting cotton and linen, weaving fabric and making jewelry.
Sapa is well-known for such specialties as green-skinned plums, tiny mushroom, wild boar meat, rice wine, corn cakes, squash cakes and many other delicacies of Lao Cai.
How to get to Sapa
From capital city of Hanoi, you can catch a train or hire a car to Lao Cai province. From Lao Cai city, you can go to Sapa town by car or motobike at a distance of 38 kilometers. Updated: The new expressway Ha Noi – Lao Cai just opens, reduced 50% time of traveling by car to Sapa.
Accommodations for NYE
As a popular destination in Vietnam, Sapa has a full range of hotels that suite any needs of visitors. Some great hotels are Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa, Hmong Sapa Hotel, Sapa Paradise View Hotel, Topas Ecolodge, Sapa Elite Hotel, etc. If you have decided to celebrate New Year in Vietnam, early hotel booking is highly recommended.