Around Mt Fansipan

What's to visit around Fansipan mountain Vietnam? Our suggestions for Sapa attractions, things to see around Mt Fansipan Vietnam.

The Silver Waterfall

13 km away in the west from Sapa town, Silver waterfall is formed by sources of water from the Lo Sui Tong mountain peak. From the distance, Silver Waterfall looks like a white dragon looking down from the sky. In posture of free fall, a giant Silver Waterfall creates silver steam that will fly up and merge in space to create a both cool and cold feeling.

Cat Cat Village

Cat cat is a village of H’mong ethnic group, about 2km from Sapa town, this is an age – old village and formed from the mid 19th  century. Come to Cat Cat village, Visitor will have opportunities to admire a lively and colorful picture.

Cat cat people live on growing rice and corn on the rice terrace, beside that, the brocade weaving craft is reserved. The village is also famous for food such wine corn, Thang Co, smoked meat….

Traditional houses of H’Mong people in Cat Cat have three rooms with three doors and covered with po mu wood roof. In the house there are three columns that stand in round or square stones. The walls are made from sawn timber. The main door is always closed and only opens when people in the house organize important events. Altar, inlaid floor containing food, places for sleeping, kitchen and receiving guests are indispensable parts of the houses.

Ham Rong Mountain

Via Muong Tien to get to Sapa, in vaporous clouds travelers will see a mountain peak rising as dragon-head. It is Ham Rong mountain with 100 ha in area. The name of Ham Rong was derived from the legend that, in primitive age there were a couple of dragons which became attached to each other while the deluge was rising high. Walking up, they hurrily separated from each other but failed. They were drifted to different places. After a long time, the female dragon was petrified but still tried to raise its eyes to the male dragon on the Hoang Lien mountain in the west because its instinct for survival remained.

As going to Sa Pa, travelers often climb up Ham Rong mountain to enjoy a cool atmosphere and charming landscapes such as cloud ground and stone garden, gardens, garden of medicinal plants, especially the garden of various orchids and specific houses on stilts of ethnic minorities. A great deal of rocks in shape of dragon claws and fin appear to our eyes and we will think of being lost in a wonderland. Following cliff will lead us to the heaven gate I and II. Standing on the peak, you will enjoy particularly interesting landscapes around as much as you wish and throw your view farer to make the most of poetic beauty of Sapa town looming in clouds.

Ta Phin Monastery

Ta Phin monastery is situated about 10 km away from Sapa town, to the northeast in Ta Phin commune. Ta Phin monastery, or Luyen tam monastery was half built from 1942 to 1944. Up till now, it remains a grandiose architectural work within high mountains. This place worships the founder of Ta Fin land where the local people used to organize commemorative rituals and community rally oath-taking ceremonies in Spring. Or the brocade co-operative with skilled weaving techniques of Mong and Dao minorities specializes in making famous brocade products which are sold domestically and internationally. Moreover, the brocade weaving craft helps to arouse curiosity and discovery desire of all travelers.

Ta Phin Cave

It will be a big mistake if you forget not to visit Ta Phin cave that is located in Ta Phin village. The rocky bendy road will lead you to the miraculous Ta Fin cave which has a lot of stalactites of different shapes inside such as shapes of fairies in different postures of dancing, bathing, seating and carrying child in their arms, a shape of giant steamed glutinous rice tray with ivory unsmooth mineral pieces like coral, or ivory smooth columns falling down from the top and knitting each other as sapphire sparkling antennas. Drop of water run from mountain peak absorb and stagnate on the top of stalactites, then drip and drum melodiously in vaporous space... Ta Fin is now defined as one of the tourist main points of Sa Pa and comprehensively investing with the aim of bringing about more new things to travelers.

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