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Despite its commercialization during the last seven years, Sapa is still a must-see on any northern Vietnam itinerary. On a clear day you will treated to views of steeply terraced rice fields, towering verdant ridgelines, primitive mud-thatched villages, raging rivers and astounding waterfalls. Nestled high in the Tonkin Alps near the Chinese border, Sapa was built as a hill station during French colonial days, to serve as a respite from stifling Hanoi summers. These days, weekends are still the biggest draw in this crumbling hill-tribe center. Visitors from the capital flock to Sapa for a glimpse of the famed "Love Market," a trek to local hill tribe villages, or an ascent of Vietnam's highest peak, Fan Si Pan.

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 Cat Cat Village
Location: Cat Cat Village is 2km from Sapa Townlet, Sapa District. Characteristics: This is an age-old village of H'Mong ethnic group remaining unique customs and practices that are lots in other villages.
 Bac Ha Market
Location: Bac Ha Market is in Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province; about 80km from downtown Sapa. Characteristics: It is a trading centre and meeting place for couples, friends, and relatives every Sunday.
 Can Cau Market
Can Cau Market is a small, but very colourful market, set in the mountains near the Chinese border.The Flower Hmong minority is the most common here, and their colourful dresses makes is a beautiful sight.
 Coc Ly Market
Leaving Sa Pa early Tuesday morning or picked up in Lao Cai arriving with the train from Hanoi, we drive with land cruiser to Coc Ly Market. The drive from SaPa will take us approx. 2 1/2 hour. We visit the market with all it's colourful ethnic people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen who gathers to buy and sell.
 Ham Rong Mountain
Location: In center of Sapa Townlet, Sapa District, Lao Cai District; 33km from Lao Cai City Characteristics: Ham Rong Mountain is an attractive tourist area in the center of Sapa Townlet
 Fansipan Mountain
Location: Fansipan Mountain is located 9km south-west of Sapa Townlet in the Hoang Lien Mountain Range.
Characteristics: Fansipan is branded "the Roof of Indochina" at the height of 3, 143m; Fansipan is to be approved as one of the very few eco-tourist spots of Vietnam, with about 2, 024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species.
 Ban Ho Village
Ban Ho Village, Vietnamese Australian Tran Han expressed his excitement when he walked out of the Lavie Stream in the scenic village Ban Ho, more than 26 kilometers away from the famous resort town of Sapa.
 Silver Waterfall
Eight miles (13km) from Sapa is the Thac Bac Water fall (the one in the picture). You can get here easily on a motorbike.
 Lao Chai Village
Lao Chai is a village of black H'Mong ethnic group. Located 7 Kms from Sapa, it is quite approachable from Sapa for a travellers who do not have much time. View from air, Lao Chai lies in between mountains and grass hills, with houses that look like colossal mushrooms on all sides, at 2,660m above the sea-level.
 Ta van Village
Ta Van is located in Vietnam in the northern province of Lao Cai, about 5 kilometres from Sapa, at an altitude of 1, 816 meters.  This province borders the province of Yunnan in south-west China, and the indigenous people here share many cultural features with their Chinese neighbours.
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