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chuang84
post Oct 5 2008, 05:57 AM
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Hello!

I'm a solo traveller currently based in Bangkok. I am looking to do a trek for a few days out of Sapa in Northern Vietnam recommended to me by a traveller in Thailand who said it's an absolutely gorgeous enchanting trekking area! smile.gif

I will be in Vietnam and the Hanoi area starting October 15 until October 23. Please let me know if you're interested!

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post Sep 7 2011, 11:30 PM
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QUOTE(chuang84 @ Oct 5 2008, 05:57 AM) *

Hello!

I'm a solo traveller currently based in Bangkok. I am looking to do a trek for a few days out of Sapa in Northern Vietnam recommended to me by a traveller in Thailand who said it's an absolutely gorgeous enchanting trekking area! smile.gif

I will be in Vietnam and the Hanoi area starting October 15 until October 23. Please let me know if you're interested!

Travelpod ID is "chuang84."

I think you should accumulate some knowledge about Sapa in Vietnam before trekking-in-sapa. Visitor to Sapa in summer can feel the climate of four seasons in one day. In the morning and afternoon, it is cool like the weather of spring and autumn. At noon, it is as sunny and cloudless as the weather of summer. And it is cold in the evening.

With no advance warning of a thunderstorm short and heavy rains may come at noon on any summer day. Subsequently, a rainbow appears, transforming Sapa into a magic land, which for years has been a constant source of poetic inspiration, lights up the whole region.

The best time to witness the scenic beauty of Sapa is in April and May, not October as you want to go. Before that period, the weather might be cold and foggy; after that period is the rainy season. In April and May, Sapa is blooming with flowers and green pastures. The clouds that settle in the valley in early morning quickly disappear into thin air.

Sapa has many natural sites such as Ham Rong Mountain, Silver Waterfall, Rattan Bridge, Bamboo Forest and Ta Phin Cave. Sapa is also the starting point for many climbers and scientists who want to reach the top of Fansipan Mountain, the highest mountain in Vietnam at 3,143m. Hoang Lien Mountain Range is also called the Alps of the North Sea area since Fansipan Mountain is not only the highest peak in Vietnam, but also in the Indochina Peninsula. The pyramid-shaped mountain is covered with clouds all year round and temperatures often drop below zero, especially at high elevations.

The first thing you notice when approaching the resort town are some detached wooden mansions and villas perched on a hill top or hillside, behind thick pine forests and almost invisible on this foggy morning. Old and new villas with red roofs now appear and now disappear in the green rows of pomu trees, bringing the town the beauty of European towns.

Fresh and cool air in Sapa is an idea climate condition for growing temperate vegetables such as cabbage, chayote, precious medicinal herbs, and fruit trees such as plum, pear…

Sapa is home to various families of flowers of captivating colours, which can be found nowhere else in the country. When Tet, the Lunar New Year Festival, comes, the whole township of Sapa is filled with the pink colour of peach blossom brought from the vast forests of peach just outside the town. Sapa is regarded as the kingdom of orchids. Here, orchid lovers are even amazed by the choice, when trekking in the forest filled with several hundred kinds of orchids of brilliant colours and fantastic shapes, such as Orchid Princess, Orchid of My Fair Lady’s Shoe. Some orchids are named after lovely singing birds such as the canary, salangane’s nest, and more.

Sapa is most beautiful in spring. Apricot, plum and cherry flowers are splendidly beautiful. Markets are crowded and merry, and are especially attractive to visitors. Minority groups come here to exchange and trade goods and products. Market sessions are also a chance for locals to promenade and young men and women in colorful costumes to meet, date or seek sweethearts.

Visitors to Sapa will have opportunities to discover the unique customs of the local residents.

Anyway, have a funny time at Sapa
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post Dec 4 2011, 11:06 PM
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hi Chuang 84

some thing you said is rights, where're U from? traveller also, hihi , from december to Fed next yrs, the weather in sapa so cold, almost the local people, hotel, restaurant has burning fire in the room, fire place !
- The best time to sapa in Fed (A lot of peach , blum blossom) , Septemper, october in the yrs with terraced paddy field, Sapa has entered the autumn with yellow-ripened rice in terraced fields at the foot of magnificent Fansipan Mountain.Sapa’s terraced fields suggested for world heritage recognitionThe fall is the most beautiful season in the mountainous, tourist haven of Sapa in Lao Cai province. Terraced fields, which are referred to as natural staircases to heaven, are favourite destinations of tourists.Terraced fields in Sapa have existed for hundreds of years. They were created by many generations of ethnic minority groups like the Tay, Dzay,Xa Pho (Smallest group),Kinh, H’Mong and Dao.
- Terraced fields are unique tourism products of Vietnam. The US-based Travel and Living chose Sapa’s terraced fields as one of the most magnificent seven terraced fields of Asia and the world.
- nice place who is like take a photo , refreshment and discovery the remote villages !
- why to kown this some thing, because i am a local people, warmest welcome hyper.gif



Enjoy and nice trip in sapa for visitor !

thanks anyway !


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post Jan 27 2013, 06:22 AM
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Hi, there.

The best time go to sapa from August to Mid- December, you can see more yellow rice on filed, great view this time, good luck for travelling.
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