Best Tourist Attractions in Sapa

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Sapa is one of the most popular destinations in the north of Vietnam with the beauty of nature and the unique lifestyle of the ethnic people. There are many attractions that tourists can visit when travelling in Sapa. Cat Cat village is a must-visit place in Sapa, especially for couples. The village is famous for the fresh and decent atmosphere. Tourists can also visit Dragon Mouth Mountain (Ham Rong), a mountain full of magnificent scene, fountains and green field.

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1. Cat Cat Village

Location: Cat Cat Village, Sapa, Lao Cai
Best for: Family, couple, solo
Entrance: 40,000/Adult; 20,000/Child

Hours: All hours

Nestled in a beautiful valley about three kilometers from Sapa Town, Cat Cat- the old village of ethnic groups- attracts tourists from all over the world for its distinctive customs and practices which have been lost in almost ethnic villages. The village is within easy walking distance from any hotel in downtown Sapa.

2. Ta Phin Village

Location: Ta Phin Village, Lao Cai
Best for: Family, couple, solo
Entrance: 40,000/Adult; 20,000/Child
Hours: All hours

Ta Phin Village via Landmarks

Though Sapa has long been familiar with tourists, Ta Phin Village is still a new name to almost everybody. Located about 17km in the west of Sapa, Ta Phin is a village of Red Dao’s people possessing a rich culture that has not been damaged by the modern life.

3. Hoang Yen Chao Castle

Location: Hoang Yen Chao Castle
Best for: Family, couple
Entrance: Free

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Hoang Yen Chao Castle is a unique architectural construction combining Eastern style and Western style. The castle was built as the resident of Hoang Yen Chao, and later, his son Hoang A Tuong. With two-floor architecture, it also functions as a fortress. The castle possesses a vital location that enables its residents to influence and control the whole Bac Ha valley. From afar, you can easily notice the white castle standing vividly against the blue sky and the green fields of Lao Cai.

4. Bac Ha market

Location: Lao Cai, Vietnam
Best for: Family, solo
Entrance: Free

Hours: Sunday 7AM-12PM

Located about 76 km from the train station, Bac Ha is a remote district of Lao Cai province. The main square where trading takes place is divided into smaller section, specializing in a particular product such as handicrafts, food, horse, poultry and blacksmith. Each has its own trait and worth joining. The town itself is rather dull for any country surfer but if you want a relaxing place to get away from the tourist crowd in Sapa, or simply fond of taking unique photos, Bac Ha can be your option. 

Bac Ha market via BestPrice

5. Sapa market

Location: Sapa, Vietnam
Best for: Family, couple, solo
Entrance: Free

Hours: All hours

Though there are few stalls during the week, the main Sapa market is organized every Sunday at the main square.

6. Ham Rong mountain

Location: Sapa Town, Sapa
Best for: Family
Entrance: 70,000/ Adult; 20,000/ Child

Hours: All hours

Adjacent to the town, Ham Rong mountain is one of the musts for tourists when visiting Sapa.

7. Fansipan mountain Sapa

Location: Sapa, Vietnam
Best for: Couple, Solo
Entrance: Free

Hours: All hours

At 3143 meters above sea level, Fansipan is the proclaimed the roof of the Indochina peninsula.

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