Sapa is a city in the Lao Cai district in the north of the country. The city was built in the middle of the Hoang-Lien-Son Mountains at an altitude of 1,600 meters and has also been chosen as the capital of the district of the same name. The city is of enormous importance for the many local hill tribes, such as Hmong, Red Dao and Tay. It is not only the next start-up point for various errands and daily shopping, it is also a hotspot for tourists with whom a lot of money is washed into the region.
Sapa offers its visitors a variety of opportunities to get to know the wonderful region that is also favored by the inhabitants of Vietnam. You can choose a one or multi-day tour from a local travel agency. You can also simply stroll through the streets of Sapa and wait for one of the Muong women to offer you herself as a guide and to hike an individual tour with you. Or you can do it like me and explore the town on your own.
Fansipan, a mountain in the middle of the Hoàng-Liên-Sơn Mountains, reaches an altitude of 3,143 meters, making it not only the highest point in Vietnam, but also throughout Indochina. For a long time this place was reserved only for those who take the strain of a multi-day hike and manage the entire climb up to the top by foot. But times are changing fast and with the construction of the cable car everyone can finally enjoy the probably most beautiful and highest view of Vietnam.
Intro Cat Ba Island is located in northeastern Vietnam, just a few miles from Ha Long Bay. That's why this place is touted as the cheaper and quieter alternative to…
Hue is popularly called the Old Imperial City or the Forbidden City, but Hue is also the forgotten capital of Vietnam. For a long time I did not know that, but Hue was a place for the government from 1802 to 1945. Later in the history during the American War, the city was particularly fought over and severely destroyed due to its location, which was exactly on the dividing line between North and South Vietnam.
The abandoned water park on Thuy Tien Lake is just 8 km south of the ancient city of Hue and was built in 2004 for just $30 million. But somehow this project was never completed. Since then he is left to himself and the time and reminds today of a backdrop for a mystic movie or a horror story from a thriller.
The citadel is one of the absolute landmarks of Hue and every year attracts numerous visitors to the idyllic town. It was built at the beginning of the 18th century, using as its model the Forbidden City of the Chinese Ming Dynasty. Today, the place belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage.
They are in our midst. They are hiding between all the modern skyscrapers. They are just waiting to be found. And we found them. The pearls of Saigon. The city…