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Sa Pa travel guide

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You're Going to Love Sa Pá

Nestled in the lush hills of northern Vietnam, Sa Pá is a beautiful small town that encircles a lake high in the mountains. A premier spot for trekking, biking, and relaxation, Sa Pá is home to numerous hill tribes.

Visiting Sa Pá is a great way to get away from bustling cities and into what remains of Vietnam's natural environments.

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When to Visit Sa Pá

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A highly seasonal climate brings snow to the peaks above town during cold winters. The wet season lasts from May to September, making March, April, and October the best months to visit.

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Where to Stay in Sa Pá

The old town has many cheap hostels - one highly rated option is the MiKu Chill House. Other options in town include Khach San Hoang Ha and the plush Chau Long Sapa Hotel.

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Shopping Streets

Simacai Market is a wonderful place for those interested in local crafts and customs. Embroidery is a well-loved local product. Costs vary significantly in Sa Pa, and you should expect prices significantly higher than elsewhere in Vietnam because of its touristy nature.

Groceries and Other

Produce is often sold at local markets. Expect to pay about ₫5,000 for local fruit like rambutan, while bread costs about the same for a freshly baked baguette.

Where to Eat in Sa Pá

Sa Pá has many restaurants that cater to everyone from the luxury traveler to the local. A dinner purchased at a restaurant will usually cost about ₫70,000 at a modest establishment. Popular eateries include Little Sapa, Bombay Indian, and Hill Station Signature Restaurant.