SAPA – “The town in fog”
Three days traveling in Sapa brings you a little of different feelings from the other parts of Vietnam. The climate is moderate, cool in the summer, foggy and cold in the winter with occasional snowfalls due to the geological high mountain and the close proximity to the border of China. In the spring time whole Sapa is blanketed soon by thickening fog and cloud, which makes the town look more mysterious.
This is, actually the great land to have a memorable vacation, which adding more color to your journey with Sapa’s hidden values, admiring beauty of the rich nature, sharing understanding of locals and even your interesting personal experience and cultures.
Sa Pa is a quiet mountain town and home to a great diversity of ethnic minority people: Hmong, Dao, Tay, Kinh… Most of them live in small villages and hamlets scattering in valleys and mountains. Luckily, in spite of all fast changes taken place in recent years, the ethnic minority people in Sapa still maintain well their colorful and unique culture. One of the attractive things of Sapa is the ethnic market. Even though, minority people live their life in self-subsidiary style, the need for exchanging their products is always strong. More significantly, this is a chance for everyone to meet others when they live in remote and isolated villages. The market, especially, is the place for youngsters to make friends and seek for love! Perhaps because of this reason, tribal people always dress up in their best colorful traditional costumes to go to the market like attending a festival.
All should be realized in a proper way as what you wish and do not forget to bring the gifted handicrafts of Sapa, which are made by skillful hands of the locals.
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