Sapa not only has the famous Fansipan peak, Ham Rong Mountain, or the villages with bold national identity but here also has a poetic Muong Hoa valley where is full of charming souls.
Located in the northwest of the country, Sapa contains many wonderful things that attract tourists from humans to the majestic but also poetic scenery, among which is the Muong Hoa Sapa valley.
- About Muong Hoa Sapa valley
- Interesting experiences in Muong Hoa Valley Sapa
About Muong Hoa Sapa valley
Muong Hoa valley is located in Hau Thao commune, only about 10km from Sapa. With nature’s beautiful scenery like a water-color painting, Muong Hoa Sapa valley is always a destination for many exciting experiences that any tourist coming to Sapa would like to visit.
To get to Muong Hoa Sapa valley, from the town, you can choose to go trekking to Muong Hoa or rent a motorbike and drive yourself to the valley. Although the road is not steep, be careful on rainy days as the road is quite slippery.
Interesting experiences in Muong Hoa Valley Sapa
See the beautiful terraced fields
One of the “specialties” of the Muong Hoa valley is the beautiful terraced fields. The combination of the technique of wet rice cultivation on the narrow valley terrain of the Giay people and the method of digging the high mountains of the H’Mong and Dao people creates enchanting romantic settings.
But not only can these terraced fields change seasonally. In the season of water from about April to May, the terraced fields appear shimmering, fanciful.
Once the rice season is ripe, the whole space looks like it is wearing a new yellow coat, shining in the sun. Perhaps this is also the reason why the Muong Hoa becomes one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Sapa.
Sit on a climbing train and admire the beautiful scenery in Muong Hoa
Since appearing in 2018, Muong Hoa mountain railway linking Sapa town with Fansipan cable car station has been enthusiastically supported by many visitors. With a total length of about 2 km, this route is known as one of the longest mountain train routes in Vietnam.
Regardless of the time of day and where you sit on the train, you can admire the beautiful picture of nature in the Muong Hoa valley. However, the most ideal time to experience is at sunrise and sunset.
When the dawn comes, the valley appears full of life, fresh, and radiant. And when the sunset falls, the scenery becomes more gentle and romantic than ever.
Experience the cable car to Fansipan peak
Fansipan cable car system starting from Muong Hoa to the top of Fansipan is the pride of the whole of Vietnam, because this is the longest modern cable car system in the world, fulfilling the dream on the roof of Indochina for everyone, especially the elderly and young children.
Besides, this is also one of the most beautiful views of Muong Hoa Sapa valley. Looking down from the cable car, you will admire the whole scenery of valley with terraced fields and lovely tiny villages, stretching at the foot of the mountain. The feeling of being seated at such a height and looking at the surroundings are wonderful.
Cloud hunting in Muong Hoa Sapa valley
Besides Fansipan peak, Ham Rong mountain, Y Ty commune, … the beautiful Muong Hoa is also an ideal place to hunt rattan in Sapa . When it came here in November, the valley was changed into a new color with the fog covering the surrounding white, making the scene look like a place to escape.
But if you want to hunt cloud successfully, come early in the morning when the temperature is still cold. At this time the clouds will swoop down quite low, so you will easily capture beautiful moments. Certainly it will be a memorable experience on your journey.
Stay in a homestay style
Another interesting experience in Muong Hoa is staying at indigenous homestays, among them are Phay’s House homestay, Red Leaf or Opal House. These are homestay houses built along the ridge, surrounded by majestic mountains, so they own extremely ideal views.
Besides, it is made entirely of wood, so when you stay here, you will feel close and comfortable. But the most extraordinary thing when staying here is that you will have the opportunity to learn more about daily life and participate in musical performances with exciting traditional dances of the people here.
Enjoy local specialties
Sapa cuisine is always an attractive thing for tourists from all directions. This place possesses a lot of unique specialties such as Thang Co, young pig, evil chicken, blue rice, five-colored sticky rice, etc. All of these dishes have a very special flavor, so it surely will be an unforgettable dining experience for you.
Discover community culture in Sapa village
Besides the majestic natural scenery, exceptional climate, Muong Hoa valley is also close to many other attractive tourist destinations such as Cat Cat Sapa, Ta Van, Ta Phin, etc. which is the home to a lot of ethnic minorities.
Coming to these villages in Sapa, you will learn about the customs and culture of the local people and enjoy specialties. Although somewhat affected by tourism services, the villages in Sapa still retain the traditional beauty of their people. Each village has its own natural and cultural beauty that is unlike any other place that makes visitors extremely excited.
Muong Hoa Sapa is a wonderful gift that nature has bestowed on this small Northwestern land. So if you have the opportunity to travel to Sapa, do not forget to visit the Muong Hoa Sapa valley to be able to experience the exciting things that only this place has.