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Maichau Dienbien Sapa guide

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SAPA - LAO CAI PROVINCE Tucked high in Vietnamese remote northern mountains, the former French military outpost of Sapa offers some of Vietnamese mots colorful experiences. Vietnam's highest peak, the 3,143-meter Mount Fansipan, looms overhead, while the surrounding valleys feature terraced rice paddies and blazing green fields cut by fast-flowing streams. Ethnic minorities in various styles of traditional dresses - indigo tunics, leggings, elaborate pleated skirts, and silver-studded jackets - stroll up for Sapa bustling weekend markets. People here live as they have for centuries, raising water buffaloes and pot bellied pigs, cultivating paddy, corn and cassava and weaving their colorful clothing. Visit Sapa, one of the rare corners of the world where people traditions continue to flourish and nature reign supreme, you will feel the thrill of discovery Sapa is a scenic spot in northwestern Vietnam, 350km from Hanoi by road and 38km from Lao Cai City. Located at 1,500m above sea level, Sapa lies on the side of the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, 350km northwest of Hanoi. Sapa's flora is diverse, ranging from flowers to tropical fruits; among the most popular fruits produced in Sapa are apples, pears, peaches, and plums. Sapa has many natural sites such as Thac Bac, Thuy Cung Grotto, Gio Cave, Troi Gate, and Truc Forest. Sapa is also the starting point for many climbers and scientists who want to reach the top of Fansipan Mountain, the highest mountain in Vietnam at 3,143 m. Hoang Lien Son Range is also called the Alps of the North Sea area since Fansipan Mountain is not only the highest peak in Vietnam, but also in the Indochina Peninsula. The pyramid-shaped mountain is covered with clouds all year round and temperatures often drop below zero, especially at high elevations. Sapa was first discovered by the French in late 19th century. It soon became famous in Indochina for its ideal climate. In colonial times French officials from Hanoi the port city of Haiphong and Hai Duong used to flock to Sapa in summer to escape the unbearable tropical heat in the low-lying land. At that time some 200 detached cottages and villas were built for French colonialists. The most imposing villas were that of the Sixth Bureau, the Governor General and the Metropole hotel, a subsidiary of the Metropole in Hanoi. Time passed with the ups and downs of the nation's history, and now there remain only dozen or so villas. Yet even the existence of this small number of villas can attract keen interest from architecturally minded visitors for their gothic style of architecture with the gracefully curved entrance gates resembling the myth-filled ancient castles of European countries.

Other tourist sites of  Maichau Dienbien Sapa guide
Ba Be National Park
Maichau's attractive points
Dien Bien Phu
Days for markets in Lao Cai province
Bac Ha Market
Fanxipan Mountain
Thac Bac - Silver Waterfall
Ham Rong moutain
Sapa's unique Love Market
Cat Cat, Lao Chai Ta Van and Ta Fin villages
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