Sa Pa and Vietnamese Coffee Receive International Acclaim

According to Argentina's Infobae newspaper, Sa Pa has been recognized as one of the 16 most stunning small towns, while Vietnamese coffee has been ranked among the top 10 best coffees globally by the renowned culinary magazine TasteAtlas.


On March 10, Sa Pa was named one of the 16 most beautiful small towns in the world by Argentina’s Infobae newspaper. Other towns on the list included Grindelwald in Switzerland, Alberobello in Italy, and Esperanza in Australia. According to Times Out Travel Magazine, Sa Pa received the recognition in the New Trends section.

The gorgeous terraced field in Sa Pa. Photo: Jacky Vietnam Travel

Infobae described Sa Pa as a place with majestic mountain views, green valleys, and terraced fields covered in fog. Tourists can reach Sa Pa by train or car through steep, winding roads with charming scenery. Once there, they can explore markets selling unique ingredients and try delicious local food. Sa Pa is also surrounded by small villages inhabited by ethnic minority communities, creating a unique atmosphere that makes visitors feel like they are floating in the middle of clouds.

In addition to the recognition of Sa Pa, Vietnamese iced coffee was ranked among the top 10 best coffees in the world by TasteAtlas, an international culinary magazine. Vietnamese iced milk coffee received a rating of 4.6/5 stars from culinary experts, equivalent to an Italian Ristretto. The score is based on votes from people who have tried the coffee or want to try it when they visit Vietnam.

Vietnamese iced coffee is made by combining black coffee (made with a filter), condensed milk, and ice. The drink is also served in tall glasses. It is a popular choice among locals and visitors, and it showcases the unique flavors of Vietnamese coffee.

Sa Pa

Sa Pa is located in the Northwestern region of Vietnam, near the Chinese border. It is surrounded by mountains that belong to the Hoang Lien Son range, with Fansipan being the highest peak in Indochina.

The breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa. Photo: Vietnamnomad

Sa Pa experiences four distinct seasons, each with its own charm. Summer is warm and humid, while winter is cold and dry. Autumn and spring are the best times to visit Sa Pa, as the weather is mild and the town is adorned with colorful foliage. This makes it a perfect destination for hiking, trekking, and sightseeing.

The Love Market is a well-known market in Sa Pa where young people from different ethnic groups gather to socialize and find potential partners. Here, visitors can witness the traditional courting customs of the Hmong, Dao, and Giay people, who dress up in their traditional costumes and engage in singing and dancing. The market also offers a variety of stalls selling local handicrafts, textiles, and food, making it a great place to buy authentic souvenirs and try local delicacies.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese iced coffee, also known as “ca phe sua da,” is a delightful and invigorating beverage. It is made by pouring strong brewed coffee over ice and adding sweet condensed milk, resulting in a harmonious blend of strong flavors with a touch of sweetness.

Vietnamese iced coffee is a famous drink in Vietnam. Photo: typicalcoffee

Vietnamese iced coffee is a signature beverage in Vietnam. It is made by brewing freshly ground coffee beans, typically Robusta, with a drip phin filter. The coffee is then poured over ice and mixed with sweet condensed milk, creating a delightful contrast of strong coffee and creamy sweetness. It is a popular choice among locals and visitors, especially in Vietnam’s warm climate.

Charlotte Pho