Exploring Sapa: An Iconic Destination for Travellers – The Times of India

Visitors to Vietnam have long been drawn to the resort town of Sapa in the northern province of Lao Cai for its awe-inspiring landscapes, abundance of cultural heritage, and unique charm. The Times of India, one of the largest newspapers in India, recently praised the town as an iconic destination for travellers.

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Sapa - An Iconic Destination for Travellers: The Times of India
Sapa is most popular for its iconic rice terraces. Photo: iStock

“If you delve a little bit deeper, you will find the wonderful world of the local ethnic minority groups, such as the Hmong, Dao, and Tay people,” The Times of India reported.

Sapa - An Iconic Destination for Travellers: The Times of India
The beauty of the rice terraces varies throughout the year. Photo: Vietnamnet

For the ethnic minority communities, these rice terraces serve as a vital link to their roots and heritage.

The beauty of the rice terraces is awe-inspiring throughout the year, captivating visitors with its ever-changing allure. During the spring season, the terraces become a mesmerizing sight as they brim with water, enchantingly mirroring the vast expanse of the sky and the breathtaking surrounding scenery.

The combination of stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and the charming allure of Sapa town makes it an iconic destination for travelers visiting Vietnam, the article concluded.

Sapa - An Iconic Destination for Travellers: The Times of India
The beauty of the rice terraces varies throughout the year. Photo: Nhan dan (People) Newspaper

Sapa, well famous in the eyes of international visitors as the “town in clouds”, is even more alluring with its magnificent nature, breathtaking Muong Hoa Valley and towering Hoang Lien Mountains wrapped in the oceanic clouds cascading down the earth, VGP said.

Sapa - An Iconic Destination for Travellers: The Times of India
Sapa is well famous in the eyes of international visitors as the “town in clouds”. Photo: Zingnews

Sa Pa enjoys a temperate and subtropical climate with cool air throughout the year. One day, the town’s weather experiences 4 seasons: the morning is spring, the noon is likened to summer weather with mild sunshine, balmy climate; cool clouds and dew in the afternoon create a feeling of autumn weather, and the night is the cold of winter.

Hiking and exploring nature is the name of the game in Sapa. The most prominent attraction in the area around Sapa is Fan Si Pan, which is the highest mountain in Vietnam.

Sapa is home to seven major ethnic groups, namely Hmong, Dao, Tay, Kinh, Day, Xa Pho (Phu La), and Hoa. Ethnic minority mostly reside in 17 communes, mainly living on agriculture, forestry and traditional crafts like brocade weaving, or bamboo and rattan weaving.

Rosy Huong