Some 100km (62 miles) from Sapa, Bac Ha Market is the most famous market in the region and more along the lines of what Sapa was once like.
Though there are few stalls during the week, the main Sapa Market is organized every Sunday at the main square. People from remote parts have to travel early in the morning, if not from Saturday to walk all the way around the mountains with their produce or handicrafts on the back.
At the base of the hill below the town of Sapa, this Hmong village of Cat Cat is accessible by rough-paved road most of the way, and cement path for the rest.
Over 10 km away from Sa Pa to the northeast in Ta Phin commune, Where is well-known of charming tourists sites and its specific holy significance. Luyen tam monastery was half built from 1942 to 1944.
Ta Van commune in Muong Hoa valley is located in the south and 8 km away from Sapa town ship. Ta Van means "a big turning road" like a basket brim, or tripod-leg line.
6 km far from the centre town, you will see Lao Chai village where the black H'mong people are living, it is also the begining of a valley which is called Muong Hoa valley, here you will enjoy the fresh air, see terrace fields, stream, visit and discover some of the H'mong's families.
After about 40 minutes walk from Sapa town, you will reach Sin Chai village, there are about 1.400 Black H'mong people are living here. Their houses are scattered on mountain side.
Located 30 km from southeast Sapa, Ban Ho village is settled by ethnic minorities as Tay, Dao, H'mong... Ban Ho village is one of the most interesting places of Sapa.
Adjacent to the town, Ham Rong Mountain is one of the musts for tourists when visiting Sapa. Ham Rong means dragon jaw, which describes the shape of the gap between two mountains when one climbs to the top.
At 3143 meters above sea level, Fansipan is the proclaimed the roof of the Indochina peninsula.
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