Representatives from travel agencies, hotels and
restaurants and experts from the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
gathered in Lao Cai province’s Sa Pa resort town on Aug. 18 discussing measures
to promote Sa Pa tourism services and products.
The participants cited cultural identities, natural conditions and agricultural
cultivation methods, as well as the State management as major factors in efforts
to promote the trademark.
They agreed that it is necessary to define unique souvenir products of Sa Pa.
Sa Pa is one of Vietnam's top holiday and relaxation destinations a t the height
of 1,600m above sea level, the average temperature of the area is 15-18°C. It is
cool in summer and cold in winter.
Visitors to Sa Pa in summer can feel the climate of four seasons in one day.
The best time to witness the scenic beauty of Sa Pa travel is in April and May.
Before that period, the weather might be cold and foggy; after that period is
the rainy season.
In April and May, Sa Pa is blooming with flowers and green pastures. The clouds
that settle in the valley in early morning quickly disappear into thin air.
Sa Pa has many natural sites such as Ham Rong Mountain, Silver Waterfall, Rattan
Bridge, Bamboo Forest and Ta Phin Cave.
Sa Pa is also the starting point for many climbers and scientists who want to
reach the top of Fansipan Mountain, the highest mountain in Vietnam at 3,143m.
Hoang Lien Mountain Range is also called the Alps of the North Sea area since
Fansipan Mountain is not only the highest peak in Vietnam , but also in the
Indochina Peninsula. The pyramid-shaped mountain is covered with clouds all year
round and temperatures often drop below zero, especially at high elevations.
Sa Pa is home to various families of flowers of captivating colours, which can
be found nowhere else in the country.
Sa Pa is most beautiful in spring. Apricot, plum and cherry flowers are
splendidly beautiful. Markets are crowded and merry, and are especially
attractive to visitors. Minority groups come here to exchange and trade goods
Visitors to Sa Pa will have opportunities to discover the unique customs of the