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    Sapa market

    by yuet29 Written Dec 17, 2004

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    Black Hmong girl

    Sapa market is a crowdy and lively market.

    The ground floor is the wet market; the first floor is where the minority sell their handicrafts.. their blankets, traditional clothes, hats etc.

    The hill tribe people dressed in their traditional clothes and buy/ sell in the market. Very colouful and fascinating. I especially like the kids living here, they have curios eyes and red cheeks, very sweet.

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    Go Trekking!

    by Arjaree Updated Oct 22, 2004

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    Rice paddies

    I think its a better idea to hire a local guide to take you to trek in Sapa. Simply cos they know the way better. They will take you through the mountains to two main villages - Lao Cai and Cat cat. Along the way, you will go through rice paddies, cross some streams and water falls. The view is fascinating. You will see the hill tribe people along the way. Some are out in the fields collecting corns and sugar canes.

    Our guide was friendly. He could actually walk without having to watch his steps while I was kinda clumsy and had to watch almost every single step. I got to enjoy the views once in a while though. Even so, it was a nice experience.

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    • Backpacking

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    Cat Cat Village

    by yuet29 Written Dec 17, 2004

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    Cat Cat Village

    Travel agencies do the trip but you can do it yourself. Pay the entrance fee and there are road leading you in the village.

    Of course with tour, they might bring you to visit the black hmong house; and of course, in this way the black hmong will welcome you more than those did it alone.

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    Ham Rong Mountain 2

    by yuet29 Written Dec 17, 2004

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    Ham Rong Mountain

    According to Lonely Planet, if you only have a few hours in Sapa, dont forget to visit Ham Rong Mountain and most importantly, climb up the trail to the radio tower. It says that this is where you can get the rewarding nice view..

    The picture is the radio tower.. however, too foggy to have any view other than foggy view..

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    Cat Cat Village

    by yuet29 Written Dec 17, 2004

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    Waterfall

    To visit this waterfall is a must when you are in Cat Cat village. There are minorities, particularly black hmong gathered at this rest point, talking and selling stuff to the travelers.

    A lot of minority kids, some are infant carried by their mother or sisters, receiving candies or cookies from travelers.

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    Paseo por el monte

    by elpariente Written Nov 15, 2005

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    Fuimos de Sapa a Lao Chai, lloviendo y con muchisimo barro que nos hacia resbalar, pero gracias a una varas de bambu pudimos acabar enteros, aunque no sin algun caida y muchos resbalones
    Todo eran campos de arroz y en el camino visitamos alguna aldea

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    Hiring a Minsk moto-bike,explore Sapa by yourself

    by Ladyfromasia Written May 5, 2005

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    Near Acient Rocks

    The price 4 renting a moto-bike is very cheap, ard 7-8$ for 1 hour, I paid only 15$ for all day.

    Its really cool when driving down the gently sloping roads around the mountains under the sun. You can visit some villages of ethnic people on the way & can also have meals with them with only 1-2$ :)

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    Ham Rong Mountain

    by yuet29 Written Dec 17, 2004

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    This is weird.. when i go in i need to pay the entrance fee.. there was a lady sitting on the road up the mountain and collect money..

    but..

    when I came down from the hill at around 1pm.. the whole counter just gone!

    may be there are different batches? Morning batch need to pay but afternoon batch dont?!

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    Waterfall in Sapa

    by Arjaree Written Oct 23, 2004

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    A rest at the waterfall spot

    On the way of our trekking path, we stopped at this waterfall spot for a rest. It was very nice. Didnt expect to see one up here.

    Also, here there will be the hill tribe girls waiting to sell you, again, braclets, blankets..the usual stuff they make.

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    Sapa Market

    by Arjaree Written Oct 22, 2004

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    Dead pigs

    When we arrived in Sapa, the first thing that got our attention was a truck with dead pigs. Yeah the pigs had just arrived... My friend captured this picure as soon as he got off the bus we were in.

    Not everyone eat only veggies...

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    Sapa Market

    by galy Updated Jun 10, 2003
    Sapa Market

    Be prepared to stroll the stairs up and down. The market is so full of live, fruits, vegetable meat and all kind fo merchendise. Ofcourse, lots of hadcrafts and souvenires. Mostly women are selling and buying. Many Black Humong people with the bascket on their back, and Red Dzaw ladies, with red coverheads. pay attention, many women have one gold tooth.

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    Mercado de Ba Ha

    by elpariente Written Nov 24, 2005

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    En Ba Ha los domimgos se reunen los Hmong Flores para hacer sus compras , para comer y pasar el dia
    Es un mercado con un colorido y sabor increible

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    Mercado de Sapa

    by elpariente Written Nov 15, 2005

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    Este mercado lo hacen los fines de semana y vienen a hacer sus compras desde todos los pueblos de alrededor

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    Visita a Lao Chai

    by elpariente Written Nov 15, 2005

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    La gente que te encuentras en estos nos pueblos nos llaman la atencion por su forma de vestir y sobre todo por el trato

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    Sapa Church

    by yuet29 Written Dec 17, 2004

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    Sapa church

    This is the centre of Sapa town. You wont miss it. Opposite the church is the park. There are many vendors seeling food across the road near the church, sweat corns, pho.. etc

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