Tourists to Sapa increase thanks to new highway
to Sapa during New Year 2017 is expected to surge thanks to new
motorway Ha Noi - Lao Cai. Since the highway was put into
operation in 2015 the number of tourists to Sapa has increased
considerably, as the train fares went down also saw an increase
of travelers taking
Sapa overnight trains compared to previous years.
According to Sapa authorities, in this occasion, in addition to arranging accommodation, listing prices of restaurants, hotels in Sapa, the districts's administration will also prepare sports and culture activities at the spots in town.
At the Central square, the district will hold a special cultural program performed by singers, professional and amateur artists from the city of Lao Cai and the members of folk dance teams from the villages.
Besides, in the old town area of Sapa and the streets around the stone church, the district will hold a New Year's Sapa love market for 2017. Through that visitors will discover characters of the Red Dzao and H'mong ethnic groups.
At the same time, sports activities like playing chess, football between Sapa and Lai Chau teams, volleyball tournament between strong teams in the district will be held at the central stadium and central square of Sapa town.
At the Van Hoa garden, Sapa Photography club in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Information will exhibit 50 artistic photo themed "Land and people of Sapa" including unique phots. Among these are the pictures of SaPa exhibited in the first time.
On this occasion, at the Ham Rong park, Cat Cat and other ecotourism spots in Ta Van, Ban Ho, Ta Phin villages... will also organize a number of special cultural and sports activities to serve visitors who to visit Sapa in the new year.
Regarding the weather conditions, although there have been no detailed forecast from the Hydrometeorology Forecast Agency, but according to the weather at the time of the annual New Year, the weather is usually very favorable for visitors to Sapa: no rain, no frost, but could have a little snow or ice.