Sapa district of Lao Cai province in the Northeast region of Viet Nam, the district covers an area of 677km2, with a population about 60.000 people.
Sapa district contains Sapa town and 17 communes of Hau Thao, Ta Phin, Thanh Phu, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ta Phin, Ta Giang Phinh, Nam Sai, Nam Cang, San Sa Ho, Trung Chai, Ban Ho, Thanh Phu, Thanh Kim, Ban Khoang, Sa Pa, Ban Phung. Sa Pa is a quiet mountain town and home to a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples. Besides the Kinh (Viet) people (15 percent) there are mainly five ethnic groups in Sa Pa: Hmong 52 percent, Dao 25 percent, Tay 5 percent, Giay 2 percent, and a small number of Xa Pho ethnic.
The Hoàng Liên Son range of mountains dominates the district, which is at the eastern extremity of Himalayas. This range includes Vietnam's highest mountain, Fan Si Pan at a height of 3143 m above sea level. The town of Sa Pa lies at an elevation of about 1500 - 1600 meters elevation it’s far from Lao Cai city about 34km. The climate is moderate and rainy in summer (May—August), and foggy and cold with occasional snowfalls in winter. It’s always cool in summer and dry in the winter.
Sa Pa town in one of the best place for travelling with the special climate in Viet Nam. It’s also attract thousands of tourist come to discover the wonderful culturel of different local minority ethnics; enjoy the vacation with fresh air, beautiful scenery and the best experiences in Sapa.
Translated by To Uyen