The scenery atop Fansipan and Hoang Lien Son mountains impresses visitors with sea of clouds, ice and sunset.
Hoang Lien Son mountain range stretches about 180 km to the northwest – southeast between Lao Cai – Lai Chau and extends to the west of Yen Bai province. This season, the photographers come to the top of the mountain to “photograph” the floating sea of clouds.
Fansipan is the highest peak of Hoang Lien Son with 3,143 m height. This is also a check-in point in Sa Pa you cannot miss.
Sunset in the clouds ocean of Fansipan. From October to April, the sun sets early, visitors should watch sunset at around 17h-17h30.
Fansipan complex was designed in the style of pure Vietnamese pagoda architecture with many spiritual constructions.
Muong Hoa Valley is one of the most beautiful destinations in Sapa with alluring terraced fields. In the sowing season, the whole valley wears a young green cloak of seedlings. Until the rice is ripe, Muong Hoa turns into a bright yellow carpet at the foot of the mountain.
Hoang Lien Son at snow season.
Cherry forest blooming young leaves in the middle of Sapa tea hill. Visitors should come here in different seasons. Cherry blossoms bloom in the spring, water-rail flowers blooms in March-April, or the season of clouds and ripe rice on terraced fields around September to December. For tourists who like to hunt snow or see ice and frost on the trees, you should visit this mountain from December to next February.
O Quy Ho pass is located on the 4D highway crossing Hoang Lien Son mountains, connecting Lao Cai – Lai Chau. The rugged road challenges people with a length of nearly 50 km winding around the craggy cliffs.
Dao Do women dry corn on the porch. Many ethnic communities live in Sa Pa, in which the largest ones are Mong, Red Dao, Tay, Kinh … Visitors can choose to stay in a homestay at the local people’s villages to learn typical culture and lifestyle of this land.