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Tips to book Sapa train tickets

Tips to book Sapa train tickets

Once your trip date is set you know what you want. Avoid going to Sapa by train at weekend, especially on Fridays or Saturdays as people tend to go to Sapa at the end of the week, it would then be very difficult to obtain tickets or you have to pay much higher. Read more

Hanoi train station

How to choose the right train to Sapa

Why are they called tourist trains? Because these carriages are owned by travel companies, the carriages are built in good quality with safety standard and only serve tourists. These trains usually have codes SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4 and some carriages on SP7, SP8. Read more

Fansipan mountain trekking experience

Fansipan mountain trekking experience

The trek is very hard and you should not be subjective that you have good health. It's all right at first however after a couple of hours trekking you start feeling sore and tired that it seems impossible to continue. Read more

How to book train tickets to Sapa by yourself

How to book train tickets to Sapa by yourself

When your booking is confirmed remember to ask where you can meet the train staff as the entrances are far apart and if you go to wrong place you have to walk a long way to the other entrance. Most trains to Sapa have their staff at entrance B on Tran Quy Cap street. Read more

How to prepare for a trekking tour to Sapa

How to prepare for a trekking tour to Sapa

Trekking in Sapa is a kind of experience and explore the original cultural space of ethnic minorites in the region. Therefore in order to have an interesting and impressive tour you need to have information about the place you are going to visit. Read more

How to arrange a trip to Sapa with 35 usd

How to arrange a trip to Sapa with 35 usd

Arriving in Sapa, the first thing you need to do is find a place to rest. I have not tried yet however Couchsurfing in Sapa is not effective as some of my friends told me. Having spent 25-28 usd pm travel expenses you need to pay for meals and entrance fees at tourist sites so you need to save money otherwise it would exceed 35 usd. Read more

Day train to Sapa

Day train to Sapa

Trains to Sapa in the day time is not as good as night trains. The night trains (actually they are seperate compartments) are owned by travel companies and their service is very good with all necessary bedding facilities plus basic items such as some complimentary bottles of water, toothbrush, lighting system. Read more

Best restaurants in Sapa

Five best restaurants in Sapa

An ideal place for backpackers, this restaurant is the cheapest choice for not only visitors to Sapa but also local people, this is a favourite restaurants for the tour guides and drivers after a long working day, many young international travelers can be seen eating with locals. Read more

Top 6 best budget trains Hanoi to Sapa

Top 6 best budget trains Hanoi to Sapa

Green Express set off from Hanoi quite late at 21.50 and arrives in Lao Cai at 5.30 early next morning, this is the last train departing for Lao Cai in the day. Read more

Tips about traveling to Sapa by train

Tips about traveling to Sapa by train

Unless you are travelling on a very low budget passengers are recommended to book soft sleepers or seats, just contact any local travel agent to reserve train tickets to Sapa. Read more

Ta Phin village

Ta Phin monastery, mysterious ruins in Sapa

The construction of the monastery was started in May 1942, at this time Vietnam was still under French rule, the building was under strict supervision of a military unit. The monastery was called the Virgin Peace Monastery. According to the original design there is a pretty big monastery. Read more

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Ta Phin village

Visit Ta Phin village of Dzao people

Ta Phin village is inhabited by Red Dzao people, since tourism came to Sapa Ta Phin has become a popular destination for travellers, many come here to enjoy the special "Herbal bath", speciality of Dzao people in the village. Read more

Sapa in Lao Cai

Sapa in Lao Cai

Found in the north-west of Vietnam, Sapa is a sloping area of Lao Cai territory, a calm and puzzle arrive yet conceals a considerable measure of magnificent painted scenes. Its characteristic excellence is made by human's inventiveness and the geography of mountains which resemble a picture orchestrated succeeding a concordant format with a specific end goal to make an area with sentimental and alluring touring spots. Read more

Sapa, a must-see destination in Vietnam

Sapa, a must-see destination in Vietnam

Sapa is additionally well-known with a great deal of uneven fortes, from sustenance to keepsakes. Surely, it is difficult to oppose the fascination of these shocking pieces and you won't falter to purchase somewhat pleasant thing for yourself. Here come numerous delightful brilliant outfits of Hmong and Red Dao ladies, which are sold all around. Read more

Trekking in the Glorious Sapa

Trekking in the Glorious Sapa

For those looking for adventurous Vietnam holidays, the country offers some fantastic trekking opportunities, taking in jungle forests, impressive mountain scenery, stop offs at traditional Vietnamese villages and a glimpse of the agriculturally astounding rice paddies that dot the land. Read more

Planning a trip to Sapa

Planning a trip to Sapa

Sapa is making its way as the next big thing in the country. It is becoming more popular as a great spot for trekking adventures. Apart from this, the place also boasts an array of impressive attractions that will surely entice a lot of visitors from all over the world. Some of these fascinating tourist spots are Mt. Fansipan, Sapa Catholic Church, and Ta Phin Old Monastery. Read more

Sapa Impression

Sapa Impression

My first impression of Sapa was that is seemed like a hidden town deep inside of a valley. Surrounded by mountains and clouds soaring above the village, the colonial buildings with their old European style were situated between cherry blossom forests and the Samu ridge. I pointed at all the stunning mansions which dotted the landscape and asked my guide how could it be that Sapa has so many spectacular buildings. Read more

In the mountains of Sapa with the minorities

In the mountains of Sapa with the minorities

For a change, we take the night train to travel from Hanoi to Sapa, our last destination in Vietnam. We pay a little more for our privacy and take a cabin for 2. The train looks much older than on the picture on the Internet but it's a class act. You get a red rose on your bed, beers, coke, water and apples in your room and hot tea as we depart Read more

Trekking in Sapa

Trekking in Sapa

After much work we reached our destination at the Lao Cai village 4 hours later, and our lunch were sitting there cold waiting for us. It was western food again not the native food but after we seen what other groups having from the kitchen we glad that we have our food ready by the restaurant where we have our breakfast Read more

On the road to Sapa

On the road to Sapa

We had got a ticket for the 4 bed cabin - not as good as the private two beds but more room to breath than the six bed - all of which pack into the same sized cabin. We were in a cabin with two guys from Holland who we ended up chatting to all evening Read more

Head in the clouds in Sapa

Head in the clouds in Sapa

Sapa itself is a cute little town. The architecture still has french or European influences, Dave saying it reminded him of Switzerland only Hot . It took a little doing but we found our hotel, check out the view, and I dived into that promised shower and fresh clothes Read more

Travel to Sapa

Travel to Sapa

You can visit the marketplace of Sapa during Saturdays since this is the time when the hill tribes go to the market to sell their goods. Although the natives have no formal education, you might be surprised to find out that they fully understand the value of money and even some of them can understand and speak basic English Read more

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