Sapa is a frontier township and capital of Sa Pa District in Lào Cai Province in north-west Vietnam. It is one of the main market towns in the area, where several ethnic minority groups such as Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giáy, Pho Lu, and Tay live.
Having a Sapa tour in Vietnam during winter would bring a Europe-alike traveling experience, as this place sometimes also has snowfall and the temperature can drop below zero Celcius degree. Hereafter are some reasons why you should go for a Sapa trekking tour during the coldest season of the year:
Having Sapa tours in foggy weather
Sapa is dubbed as “foggy town”, especially in winter where the town is covered by cold mist. Fully poetic scenery with rooftops, roads and hills are coated with a faded white color of mist, with such romantic and beautiful view.
Sapa when being covered with mist
Enjoy the 5-celcius-degree cold
It would be definitely impossible to have somewhere else in Vietnam beside Hoang Lien Son mountain range that have such cold winter. When it is at the highest peak, there is even snowfall in this Northwest region, and it would be the best feeling for visitors having a Sapa tour in Vietnam that have never experience snowfall before. It may sound crazy, but lots of Vietnamese people are very curious and interested in the really cold weather. Therefore, if you are one of those curious people, just prepare your backpack and hit the road, the winter is coming!
Eat grilled dishes during your Sapa tour
Grilled dishes and hotpot are kings during cold weather in Sapa, as it will become more and more satisfied to have a taste of them while the weather gets colder and colder. Additionally, Sapa is also a kingdom for some specialties vegetables such as chayote, as well as pork, beef and salmon…. thus the flavor, smell and taste of these grilled dishes and hotpot are more unique and tastier than anywhere else.
Enjoy grilled dishes in chilly weather of Sapa is the best!
Also, during your Sapa tour, don’t forget to pay a visit to a coffee shop in Cau May street and enjoy a hot cup of coffee while feeling the bitter cold of mountainous area and seeing Sapa’s scenery in foggy weather.
Wandering around streets in chilly weather
Wandering for sightseeing during winter season in Sapa is also an interesting experience that you should give it a try. The roads being filled with mist is truly a beautiful scene that you shouldn’t miss, not to mention the really rare snowfall only occurring once for several years.
Just wandering around Sapa if possible
Having a Sapa tour in Vietnam, you will have an opportunity to view the majestic scenery, like you are going on a tour in Europe. However, you will also be able to feel difficult lives of local people living here, therefrom you could have sympathy for their lives and love this S-shaped country more!
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