Mon, 11 May 2015. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:06
The Hufflington Post described about Ham Rong Mountain that "Take some time to explore around the park but make sure you make it to the overlook in time for sunset. The sun sets over the mountain range across the valley, and the fading light paints the town and surrounding area with an array of color." The Huffington Post also pointed out that travelers "have to pay about 70,000 VND ($3.25) for access to the mountain park, but it's worth doing it once while you're in Sapa." At present, Ham Rong Mountain's peak is the home of various types of beautiful orchids.
Ham Rong Mountain is located near the center of Sapa Town. The average slope angle is about 30 degrees. The main terrain is casteur. Surrounding Ham Rong Sapa, there are many types of mountain, evergreen closed forest with lush green trees... The high mountainous region has woodlands. The forests are higher than evergreen closed forests with less coniferous flora system. With the height, there are not many trees in the forest. Mostly, they are low cane, dust and wind. The average temperature in Ham Rong Mountain is from 15 - 18 Celsius degree. The average rainfall is from 1,800 to 2,000mm. Interestingly, in winter, there may have snowfall.
Ham Rong Mountain is located in Lao Cai province which is a potential place to develop tourism. Located in the tourist area of Lao Cai province, Ham Rong Mountain is seen as one of places having great advantages to develop tourism, which plays an important role in the process of provincial economic restructure. Ham Rong Mountain is one of indispensable attractions in Sapa. Coming to Ham Rong Mountain, travelers not just have a chance to contemplate the spectacular natural landscapes, but also the fresh and cool weather in Sapa. Tourists coming to Sapa often pop in Ham Rong Mountain to communicate with the nature and immerse in the fantastic scenery as a heaven on earth.
Being built in 1996, Ham Rong tourist area has an area of 148ha. The higher tourists climb, the more surprised they are. From the orchid cluster 1 and 2 with 6,000 pots of 194 species to flower gardens of hydrangeas, along with strange flowers imported from Russia, French and Japan, Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa looks so vivid. Technicians shared that there would have a producing zone of European flowers in this area. With the recognition of the world press, Ham Rong Mountain will be one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam tours to Sapa this year for those who adore to contemplating the amazing sunset in the mountainous areas, as well as having a chance to admire one of 8 world’s most stunning sunsets.
The list of 8 world's stunning sunsets consists of Summit Lake in Mt. Rainier National Park, Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Schwabacher Landing in Grand Teton National Park, Playa Jacó in Costa Rica, Mauna Kea Summit in Hawaii, Torrenthorn in Switzerland, Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa - Vietnam, and Mt. Tamalpais in San Francisco.