The number of visitors to Sapa has reached nearly 55.000 people in early 2014 (of which 44 943 were domestic tourists, international visitors accounted for 9585 respectively). This is a signal that Sapa is still an interesting tourist destination in
According to the Department of Culture and Information in Sapa district, compared to this time last year, the number of tourists to Sapa in Tet rose remarkably. Specifically, a total of over 20.000 passengers (including nearly more than 1000 international tourists) has come to Sapa. Thus, the number of visitors to Sapa has reached nearly 55.000 people in early 2014 (of which 44 943 were domestic tourists, international visitors accounted for 9585 respectively ). This is a signal that Sapa is still an interesting tourist destination in Vietnam.
Le Manh Hao, Head of Culture and Information of Sapa District said "With the increasing number of tourists to Sapa at the year beginning, 2014 is predicted be a year for favorable development of Sapa tourism".
During Tet Giap Ngo (Vietnamese Lunar New Year of the Horse), Sapa was blessed with very good weather, cool climate, the average temperature between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius favorable to for Spring sightseeing and it has attracted thousands of tourists during the New Year holidays. In tourist areas such as Ham Rong mountain, ancient rock field, Silver Waterfall, Rattan Bridge... were crowded with visitors. Besides, tourists also visited villages of ethnic minority people in the commune of Ta Phin, Ta Van, Hau Thao, Bac Ha...to enjoy the unique taste of New Year of hill tribe peoples.
As a hillside resort in north Vietnam, Sapa has become a popular destination for foreign travellers in recent years, more and more visitors take a tour to Sapa and experience the beauty of nature in Sapa, learn about local life of ethnic minorities in mountainous areas. Most people visit Sapa by trains from Hanoi, however with the new highway being built travel time to Sapa is expected to shorten in the near future.
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