Sapa has long been renowned as one of the most attractive holiday destinations in Vietnam tourism. It is currently one of the rendezvous a great number of domestic and international tourists are seeking to explore, admire the amazing beauty of the nature. Sapa is a peaceful land but hides many wonders the Creator favorably bestowed. The mountains and hills endlessly stretching in the mist, deep valleys, the winding mountain passes, the golden terraced fields in the ripe season, the dazzling orchid and peach gardens will certainly attractive enough for tourists to explore the misty city. Sapa is the convergence of the fascinating natural scenery and peaceful life.
Going to SaPa in any Vietnam tour packages, tourists should not miss to visit Ham Rong Mountain tourist area - the scenic sight behind the ancient Stone Church. Here, tourists will have the opportunity to visit an orchid garden with nearly hundred specimens of orchids in Sapa successfully grown on the tourist area. Tourists will be also admire the panoramic view of Sapa tourist area floating in white clouds or contemplate the spectacular beauty of Fansipan Mountain, which is dubbed as the "roof of Indochina". Domestic tourists will find many exotic beautiful flowers of the temperate countries grown in the Europe garden on Ham Rong Mountain. In particular, the giant "SAPA" highlight created from the fresh flower pots attracts the large number of tourists to take photograph and film. Ham Rong Mountain is worth one of indispensable tourist sites in the journey of conquering Sapa tour attracting tourists.
San May, the highest point of Ham Rong tourist area (about 2,000 meters high above sea level), is the must-see tourist attraction alluring youth tourists when participating in Sapa travel. Here, tourists will much more clearly recognize the stunning beauty of the mountain that the Creator endowed Ham Rong millions of years ago. That perhaps is the reason why a large number of artists and tourists call it "Halong on land of Sapa". Looking down from Chan May, tourists will have a chance to admire the wonderful panorama of whole town in sight. The scenery appears as the Penglai land. Discovering Ham Rong Mountain is definitely one of the most unforgettable things to do in Sapa.
Hoang Lien National Park (Sapa) has been recognized as ASEAN heritage garden by Association of South East Asian Nations thanks to the particular values of the garden in the relationships with other countries in the region. Located in the Hoang Lien mountain range, Sapa ASEAN heritage garden retains an area of about 30,000 hectares. The mountain range is the extension of Ai Lao Shan Mountain (in China) which is derived from the famous Himalayan Mountain Range over the world. Hoang Lien Mountain Range is home to many peaks over 1,000 meters including Fansipan peak, the highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina (3143 meters). It deserves one of the indispensable tourist addresses in the journey of discovering Vietnam tours to charming Sapa attracting the great number of both domestic and international tourists.
Hoang Lien is the convergence of the 2 climate sub-regions, namely temperate climate and subtropical climate. Therefore, ASEAN Hoang Lien heritage garden is identified as one of centers retaining the biological diversity most in Vietnam. The garden is home to 2,024 species under 771 genera, 200 families of plants including 113 species of especially rare listed in Vietnam Red Book and World Red Book. Especially, the garden houses species of plant appearing only in ASEAN heritage garden such as Himalayan cypress, Calocedrus macrolepis, northern red pine, Fansipan Picea, Assam Cycas... Discovering Hoang Lien National Park surely gives tourists unforgettable experiences.
The national park is also considered as the center of Rhododendron (Do Quyen) flowers of northwest mountainous region with more than 30 different species including rare species. Especially, on the way to the top of Fansipan peak, tourists will find it easy to catch rhododendron flowering forests hundreds of hectares wide with the great number of ancient rhododendrons. In particular, when the spring comes, the flowers blooming create brilliant Hoang Lien Mountainous region. The most enjoyable feelings of comfortably taking a stroll in the garden all day to admire trees in the forest hundreds of years old on the altitude of more than 2000 meters as beautiful as on the film will be actually unforgettable.
O Quy Ho Pass, also known as Hoang Lien Heaven Gate is located on the National Highway 4D connecting Sapa tourist area with Binh Lu (Lai Chau). The pass owns 2,070 meters high above sea level and is regarded as the highest pass in Vietnam retaining the road for cars. The peak of pass is the border of administrative boundary between Lao Cai province and Lai Chau province. Adjacent the position of former meteorological stations is a beautiful guest house welcoming tourists from Sapa. O Quy Ho Pass has been the appealing tourist Sapa attractions so far alluring the great number of tourists, especially European tourists thanks to the fascinating scenery of "Hoang Lien Heaven Gate".
From the top of the pass, tourists will have the opportunity to enjoy panoramic view of the path running through the majestic forest to Binh Lu or Sapa. They also contemplate glorious views of Fansipan peak from Lai Chau direction on sunny days. On the foot of the pass towards Sapa is Thac Bac (Silver Waterfall), one of the 10 most beautiful waterfalls in Lao Cai province strongly attracting young people to explore. The beauty of O Quy Ho Pass has long been attracting international tourists to admire; simultaneously, it is also the source of creative expressions of many well-known Vietnamese artists. O Quy Ho Pass deserves an indispensable tourist sight in the journey of exploring Sapa travel.
Sapa is always put on its particular charm throughout 4 seasons of the year. It is paradise of blooming flowers in the warm spring looking like a charming natural silk, is untouched rice terraces in the warmth of autumn, and is hills covered with snow in the cold of winter or is the fresh and tranquil atmosphere in the unique summer. Sapa is the home of many natural magics and spectacular landscapes with terrain of mountains, hills and lush green forests, which creates a beautiful picture in the harmony with the poetic and fascinating nature in Northwest Vietnam. These unique tourists significantly contribute to promote Sapa tourism in particular and Vietnam tourism in general closer to tourists at home and internationally.