Hotels in Sapa

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    The picture-perfect town of Sapa is a must-see on any northern Vietnam itinerary. On a clear day it is possible to sight beautiful steeply-terraced rice fields, soaring abundant plateaus, primitive mud-thatched villages, white-water rivers and dazzling waterfalls. Situated in the Tonkinese Alps near the border with China, the village was built as a hill station in Vietnam's time as a French colony, to provide a break from the sizzling temperatures in the capital city of Hanoi. Weekends remain the most popular time to visit, with tourists gathering for a glimpse of the famed Love Market a trek to local hill tribe villages, or to climb Vietnam's highest peak, Fan Si Pan.

    In Sapa typical French colonial buildings stand side-by-side with modern hotels but the town never fails to live up to its charming billing. As a popular weekend retreat almost designed for purposes of relaxation, the town provides the perfect peaceful and quaint getaway from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. As well as taking a break from it all, visitors can also discover the real Vietnam with a tour to one of the many Hmong or Dao hill tribes and view first hand authentic Vietnamese life. To start your trip, check here at for the best accommodation deals.