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Located in Lao Cai province, northeast of Vietnam, is the main inhabited place of ethnic minorities such as H'mong, Zay, and Dao.Located at an altitude of over 2000m above sea level, the weather here is cool all year round, in winter there is often snow on the high peaks.


According to historians and archaeologists, Sapa has been exploited and inhabited by many ethnic people here for a long time. And so, they discovered ancient stone slabs with round, rough lines. This place is mainly populated by fast-paced people, until about the 15th century there was the arrival of the Kinh people who moved here.Discovered by the French while looking for resorts for senior officials. And since then Sapa is known as a miniature Paris. The letter S is pronounced close to Ch in French voices, but S is in English phonetic transcription. Near Sapa town, there is also a commune called Sa Pa, which shows that they also have their own language and writing.

The first time French colonists were recorded here in 1909. Since then, Sapa has become a resting place for the rich, and some villas have also started to be built here. But after the world war, most of the villas were destroyed, and Sapa has since been forgotten until the late 20th century, the 1990s was restored and put into operation. travel service.


Location380km northwest of Hanoi, including Hoang Lien Son mountain range, Vietnam's highest peak - Phan Xi Pang above sea level 3143m.Private Sapa town with an altitude of 1500m above sea level so the climate is cool all year round. From October to the end of January every year on the top of the mountain, there are icy, snow.

The total population of Lao Cai province is about 36,000, of which Kinh accounts for 15%, mainly ethnic minorities such as H'mong accounting for 52%, Dao 25%, the rest live scattered in these small communes. whole district.With hilly terrain, the ethnic minority people mainly cultivate and cultivate on the mountainside. The food is mainly rice and corn, the climate is harsh, so it directly affects the health and life of the people here.

And it is the same type of terrain and weather that many endemic plants and animals have been found here. And the most typical one to mention is the Hoang Lien Son mountain area.These terraced fields are connected and preserved over many generations, as an asset of every family.

In 2014, Sapa ranked 9th on the top 10 top destinations in the world, being the most attractive high-end destination. Every year, millions of visitors come here, experience the feeling of walking down the village, visiting local families. Cross the beautiful terraced fields, and challenge the restoration of the Indochinese roof.

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