Sapa Fansipan railway line

A railway line connecting Sapa town in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai and the nearby Mount Fansipan cable car station was put into operation on March 31 by the Sun Group. The 2-km line departs from MGallery Hotel in Sapa and arrives at the Mount Fansipan cable car station and is the longest mountain-climbing railway line in the country.

Crossing over ranges of mountains and terraced rice fields, the train line gives passengers stunning views over the Sapa area. A railway line connecting Sapa town in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai and the nearby Mount Fansipan cable car station was put into operation on March 31 by the Sun Group. The 2-km line departs from MGallery Hotel in Sapa and arrives at the Mount Fansipan cable car station and is the longest mountain-climbing railway line in the country.

The trip takes just four minutes compared to 20 minutes by car on rugged mountain roads. The train can carry 2,000 passengers an hour. The interior design of the carriage brings a classic elegant European feel, with an arched top, antique fans, and gold-plated finishings. The trip provides picturesque views of the local area and also passes through tunnels. After arriving, you can then continue on an explore Sun World’s Fansipan Legend tourism area, with the cable car, conquer the legendary “Roof of Indochina”, Mount Fansipan, and visit the spiritual-cultural complex on the peak, with its many Buddha statues. Trips operate from 6.30am to 6.30pm daily, with round-trip tickets costing VND200,000 ($8.8) for adults and children taller than 1.3 meters and VND150,000 ($6.6) for children up to 1.3 meters.

Located 350 km northwest of Hanoi, Sapa is 1,600 meters above sea level. The town is dominated by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, which features Indochina’s highest mountain, Mount Fansipan, at 3,143 meters above sea level. “With an impressive elevation of 3,143 meters, it is, after all, an extremely steep mountain that’s only recommended for those who are in tip-top shape,” travel site Skyscanner wrote about Mount Fansipan after naming it among the Top 10 Southeast Asian climbing spots.

Sapa is known for its terraced rice fields and trekking trails. The harvest season in October is amazing for both sightseeing and trekking, with beautiful yellow rice paddy fields. The town has many scenic sites, such as Ham Rong Mountain, Thac Bac (Silver Waterfall), Cau May (Rattan Bridge), Bamboo Forest, and Ta Phin Cave. The hill town also features various traditional festivals and unique cultural practices, in particular, Bac Ha market and the Sapa love market, attended by ethnic minority groups such as the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Day, and others. SOURCE: http://www.vneconomictimes.com/

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Sapa roof of Vietnam

Sapa roof of Vietnam: Just another reason to visit the roof of Vietnam, Sapa. Sapa in Vietnam’s northern province of Lao Cai has become more touristy in recent years, so it is important for those who love the pristine beauty of the town to find a place where they can breath in the fresh air, dive into the green jungle, gaze over the vast paddy fields and experience the ethnic culture.

Aware of that demand, National Geographic has the answer: Topas Ecolodge in Ban Lech Village. Naming the lodge on its new list of Unique Lodges of the World, the U.S.-based publisher suggests to its readers to “wake in the morning to the mist rising with the sun and spend your days exploring the surrounding forests and ethnic villages, and you’ll start to feel the pull of the hill tribes’ centuries-old lifestyle, native to these mountains and virtually untouched by the modern world.” This is because “the stilted common buildings at the heart of the lodge were sourced from a nearby community of ethnic Tay people; and private guest bungalows swirl along the ridgeline, ensuring a spectacular view no matter which one you check in to.”

Opened in 2005 on a mountaintop far from the emerging tourist hub of Sapa Town, Topas Ecolodge offers its guests a rare experience of culture, as there are five different native tribes in the region with distinctive languages and lifestyles. Surrounded by mountains and green rice paddies, the hilltop resort is the first in Vietnam and the 5th in Asia to make the National Geographic list. Last year, it was also ranked first by the site on the list of “21 places to stay if you care about the planet.” All of its 33 white bungalows overlook a spectacular landscape view of terraced rice fields and magnificent mountains, including the rooftop of Southeast Asia, Mount Fansipan. Other lodges in Asia that made the list are Sukau Rainforest Lodge in Malaysia, Three Camel Lodge in Mongolia, Twinkle Valley in China, and Zhiwa Ling Hotel in Bhutan.” Source: e.vnexpress.net

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Sapa Fansipan railway line

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