Tucked high in vietnam's remote northern mountains, close to the chinese border, the former french military outpost of Sapa offers some of vietnam's most colorful experiences. vietnam's highest peak, the 3,143-metre mount fansipan, looms overhead, while the surrounding valleys feature terraced rice paddies and blazing green fields, riddled with fast-flowing streams.
The surrounding country-side, with its many terraced paddy fields, is ideal for trekking or cycling. visiting the region, will help you to get a sense of what life is like in the region, which is home to several ethnic minority groups, all wearing their traditional and colorful attire. the best time to witness the scenic beauty of Sapa is from April to September. Before that period, the weather might be cold and foggy and after that period is the rainy season.