No visit to Vietnam is complete without a visit to the hill tribes of Sapa. The elevation of the mountains, the distinctive clothing and appearance of the minority tribes makes this a fascinating excursion. The easiest way to get to Sapa is to take a train to Lao Cai. The "soft sleeper" is quite comfortable and economical. The train travels through the night and so the journey passes very quickly. When you arrive in Lao Cai take a bus to Sapa. There is lots of inexpensive accommodation in Sapa and if you take some time to explore the main street then you'll no doubt find something suitable. The main town of Sapa has a population of 36,000 people and is 1,650 meters above sea level. It can therefore get quite chilly at times.
REGION: South East Asia > Vietnam > Sapa
|Please be patient while the images load.
Add an article or comments
|Click on the thumbnail to view the full image|
|Sapa Index||>>> Click here for more photos|
|Contact Us | Halong Bay | Hanoi | Ho Chi Minh City|
Hoi An | Home | Links | Mekong Delta | Nha Trang | Sapa | Search
Special Features: Cu Chi Tunnels | My Son World Heritage
Permission is granted to use copyright photos on this