Sa Pa

What is Sa Pa known for?


small metal

will sometimes lead to a scrum as a multitude of vendors taste a potential sale. Children from these ethnic minorities often help support their families financially through selling trinkets to tourists. They peddle small metal or silver trinkets, embroidered pillow cases and friendship bands in the main town, and often walk for several hours from their villages to reach town. At the end of the day, some take a motorbike ride back to their village, some walk home and some sleep in the market. Do


deep blue

'''. The usual endless supply of nearly identical '''tourist trinkets''' is available at every turn. Sa Pa is famous for its '''embroidery'''. Clothes, blankets, wall hangings and other fabric handicrafts with colorful embroidered designs traditional to the various ethnic minorities in Sa Pa can be purchased from markets and from ethnic-minority hawkers at villages visited by tourists. The indigo dye used to give a deep blue color stains the fingers, which is why many of the women who make them have


development programs

''Income Diversification and Poverty in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam''. International Food Policy Institute. Research Report 145:29. Efforts to improve the situation for the local people include both governmental and non-governmental initiatives. The government of Vietnam and foreign governments have contributed to local development programs. Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion, Start-up Level 2011. International non-governmental organizations such as Oxfam


support local

will help carry your luggage. *

local community projects and schools. They also rent motorbikes, offer cooking classes, provide opportunities to volunteer in the community, and accept clothing donations. *


excellent views

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big colorful

;nbsp;– more than 1,000 m up into the mountains. If you are planning to visit the '''Bắc Hà (Bac Ha) Sunday market''', it is worth planning your travel so that you arrive in or leave from Lào Cai on a Sunday, as Bắc Hà is nearer to Lào Cai than Sa Pa. The Bắc Hà Sunday market (much larger than the market in Sa Pa) is a big, colorful bazaar overflowing with everything under the sun, including handicrafts by minority tribes, apparel and accessories, meat and vegetables, and household goods. Your


made products

-made products, you are better off buying them in the shops in town. It pays to shop around for the right pair of reproduction Montagnard earrings or machine-made fabric items. :Do buy some items, whether handmade or not, direct from ethnic minority sellers, especially if you have enjoyed a good conversation or received help from them. Though they do charge slightly more than shops, bear in mind that the majority of them are very poor and depend on tourist money to survive. However, it is suggested that you avoid buying items from children (see "Ethnic minorities (#Ethnic minorities)" above). *'''Sports and winter wear'''. A number of shops in town sell sports and winter wear such as waterproof jackets and hiking boots. Although they bear the logos of well-known international brands, given their low cost it is unlikely that they are original products. *'''Batteries'''. Be careful when buying batteries as some people will sell ones with no juice. Eat * Commons:Category:Sa Pa Wikipedia:Sa Pa


dance performances

and a European garden, ethnic minority dance performances, and restaurants. * Do If you do not intend to hike


physical landscape

fields carpeting the rolling lower slopes of the Hoàng Liên Mountains. The impressive physical landscape which underlies this has resulted from the work of the elements over thousands of years, wearing away the underlying rock. On a clear day, the imposing peak of Fan Si Pan comes into view. The last major peak in the Himalayan chain, Fan Si Pan offers a real challenge to even the keenest walker, the opportunity of staggering views, and a rare glimpse of some of the last remaining primary rain

Sa Pa

'''Sa Pa''' ( ), or '''Sapa''', is a frontier town and capital of Sa Pa District in Lào Cai Province in northwest Vietnam. It is one of the main market towns in the area, where several ethnic minority groups such as Hmong (Hmong people), Dao (Yao) (Yao people), Giáy (Giáy people), Pho Lu, and Tay (Tay people) live.

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