Best Things To Do in Sa Pa, Vietnam

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Sapa is a paradise for nature lovers. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, the hiking trails of these mountains have managed to attract visitors for a long time. If you are fond of trekking, make sure you add named like the Muong Hoa Valley, Fansipan Mountain and Ham Rong Mountain in your itinerary plan.For nature lovers, the stunning view of Love waterfall and Thac Bac waterfall will put you in awe of its beauty. In fact, if you are keen to know more about the tribes of Sapa, a tour to Ta Phin Village and Shin Chai village will definitely educate you a lot about their traditional customs and rituals.

Other than these, a visit to the Sapa Cultural museum also educated you about the ancient history of the town.

Below we have a list of things to do in Sa Pa and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Sa Pa getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Sa Pa with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Sa Pa

Here is the list of things to do in Sa Pa and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Muong Hoa Valley

    View Point, Hiking Trail, Valley, Nature

    Sa Pa has always charmed its visitors with picturesque natural beauty. And Muong Hoa Valley adds up to its beauty. Its breathtaking scenery and lush green rice fields will surely tempt you to settled down in this city. Though this beautiful mountain is slightly away from the city, still a hiking tour in early morning hours to this mountain will rejuvenate your soul. Walk through the thick fores...Read more
  2. Love Waterfall

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    Love Waterfall

    Water Body

    When it comes about visualizing Sa Pa, its mesmerizing scenic beauty is the first fact that comes up in mind. Added to this, the stunning waterfalls act as the cherry on the cake. And the one that stand out is the Love waterfall. A beautiful story revolves around this waterfall that explains the reason responsible for the name of this waterfall. It goes something like this – that this wat...Read more
  3. Ethos- Spirit Of The Community
    Sa Pa is filled with charming natural beauty. And exploring all its corners all by yourself is simply impossible. Hence, to make your trip easy and comfortable, ETHOS is there for your help. ETHOS , the most popular tour organizer promises to take you to every hidden corners of Sa Pa and make your journey memorable for a lifetime. Hence, going with a guided tour of ETHOS will let you explore th...Read more
  4. Fansipan Mountain

    4.6 (154 Votes)
    Fansipan Mountain

    Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Adventure

    Sa Pa is bordered by the scenic mountain range. And the one that will definitely grab your eyes is Fansipan Mountain. It has a height of about 3,143 meter. That’s why, it is considered as the highest range in Indochina and has definitely proved itself as the true muse for all hikers and trekkers. If you love hiking,then you should definitely not miss out the chance to explore its hiking t...Read more
  5. Khu Du Lich Thac Bac

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    Khu Du Lich Thac Bac

    Water Body, View Point, Nature

    Few kilometers away from the city, this stunning waterfall is a welcome as you drive towards Tram Ton Pass. As you see the waterfall from a distance, you will see an outline of white dragon looking down from the sky. That’s the most unique fact about this waterfall. Hence, when you are visiting this waterfall, make sure you keep your camera ready to capture such amazing view of the waterf...Read more
  6. Ta Phin Village Image


    Though Sa Pa is familiar with tourism industry, there are still few corners where modernization hasn’t touched. And on such corner is Ta Phin village. Located around 17 kilometers away from the Sa Pa’s center, this village gives you a glimpse of traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. A trip to this village can educate you a lot about Sa Pa’s age old culture and traditions. But the ...Read more
  7. Ham Rong Mountain

    Garden, View Point, Hiking Trail

    Located right at the center of Sa Pa, this beautiful mountain is said to be the primary reason responsible for increasing tourism in Sa Pa. Relatively a short hike from the city will take you to this mountain. As you climb up the mountain, you will come across stones in shape of Dragon’s foot print. The peak looks like dragon’s head. Many legends revolve around this mountain. One of...Read more
  8. Quang Truong Square

    Walking Area, Market, Square

    If  hiking doesn’t tempt you, Sa Pa has a beautiful public square where you can sit and enjoy the city passing by. Bordered with the Catholic Church, the Tourist Center, the Market and the Museum from all sides, the square has turned into the soul of the city. So, you can just sit and enjoy the pleasant evening. Else walk up to the stalls built around the square. Buy few handcrafted ...Read more
  9. The Stone Church

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    The Stone Church

    Church, Religious Site

    History says that Sa Pa used to be the summer retreat for the French people. Though with times their visit became lesser than previous days. But their influence on Sa Pa’s culture stayed back. And one of the ideal example of this influence is the Stone Church or Holy Rosary Church. The most unique fact of this church is, the entire building including the floor and the bell towers are made...Read more
  10. Shin Chai Village
    Located at the foothill of Fansipan Mountain, this beautiful village gives a glimpse of another tribal community of Sa Pa. Here the village women wear heavy embroidered clothes with distinctive silver jewelry and a huge turban on his head. The best part of these villagers are they are friendly and willingly guide the visitors to enjoy a tour into their village. Plan a trip to this village to kn...Read more
  11. Tram Ton Pass

    View Point, Hiking Trail, Nature

    Popularly known as Heaven Gate, this Pass has been a favorite spot for many travelers who come to Sa Pa. Away for few kilometers from the city, this Pass let you relish the picturesque landscapes and the magnificence of the mountain. For trekkers, this Pass is perfect to enjoy breathtaking beauty of the village. That’s why, many local tour guides at present are organizing trekking tours t...Read more
  12. Sapa Market Image

    Food And Drinks, Entertainment, Market

    If you are done with your trekking trip, check out the corners where you can watch the locals and understand their lifestyle. One such place you can go is Sa Pa market. Though it is merely a weekly market but the place gets too crowded in early morning hours. This is because both the locals and the travelers come here to try authentic Sa Pa breakfast. Three are stalls that sell traditional Viet...Read more
  13. Sapa Museum

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    Sapa Museum

    Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Arts And Crafts

    Housed in an attractive stilt house, this museum tells you a lot about the history of Sa Pa and also its inhabitants. The museum’s collection begins with static exhibit and moves on to more engaging collections. You will also come across few artefacts that belong to the period of French colonial rule. Many traditional crafts are also being preserved in this museum. Hence, a visit to this ...Read more
  14. Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field Image


    Sa Pa is replete with many natural unique features. One of them from the list is Sa Pa ancient rock field. Located in Muong Hoa valley, this big rock will surely grab your attention as you move out of the town. A closer look to the rock will show that there are few ancient symbols engraved on the rock’s surface. According to many archeologists, these carvings might have been done by early...Read more
  15. Tourist Information Center Of Sapa Image

    Souvenir Shop

    Sa Pa is a small town replete with lot of histories and natural artifacts. Exploring every corners of this town all by yourself is little bit difficult. Hence, taking help of Sa Pa Tourist Information center will definitely be a savior in such situation. Walk up to this center to gather as much information as possible about Sa Pa. Along with the town map, you will also get experience informatio...Read more