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  • A DAY IN THE LIFE

    A DAY IN THE LIFE

    Trips offering tourists the experience of working the land as a farmer have found favour all around the country.

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  • RACING THROUGH REMOTENESS

    RACING THROUGH REMOTENESS

    The Vietnam Mountain Bike Marathon, the toughest mountain bike race in the country, was held around Sapa town in the northern province of Lao Cai from 4 to 6 November and saw 50 international and local riders take part.

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  • A day in the life

    A day in the life

    Elaine Cheung accompanied a Red Dao woman as she went about her business selling souvenirs in Sapa.

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  • Up to the hype

    Up to the hype

    Turns out, all the great things you hear about Sapa are true.

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  • Pioneering Mountain Bike Race Around Sapa

    Pioneering Mountain Bike Race Around Sapa

    Registrations are now open for the first edition of the three-day Vietnam Mountain Bike Marathon to take place from November 4 to 6 in the remote mountainous region surrounding Sapa. With a backdrop of the highest peaks in Indochina and the Hoang Lien National Park deep in the far north, the bike race offers truly pioneering riding. Racers will be the first to ever take on local trails through rice terraces and among ethnic minority villages. The route covers large parts of very remote mountains, meaning competitors will see parts of this region that normally remain out of reach. Participants from Australia, Thailand, Switzerland, Malaysia and Indonesia have already signed up, so the race is set to be a truly international event.

    For more visit www.vietnammountain-bikemarathon.com.

  • Lao Cai offers new tourist activities

    The Lao Cai Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has introduced new offerings to attract tourists, including horse and cart trips to ethnic minority villages in Bac Ha town and a trip to Bac Ha Tourism House to see how local wine is made. The department has also linked up with two brocade weaving villages and a traditional musical instrument village in Sapa district’s Ta Van commune to provide tourism services. The northern mountainous province is planning to develop several more tourism activities, including Lao Cai city - Bat Xat - Sapa bicycle tours, an agricultural tourism site in Bac Ha’s flower valley, and community tourism in several locations. Lao Cai has many scenic sites, including magnificent terraced rice fields, and a large number of different ethnic minorities. It has attracted more than 1.4 million tourists this year, 39.4% higher than in the same period last year.

  • Sapa launches app to help tourists

    Sapa launches app to help tourists

    Tourism authorities in the mountainous district of Sapa in the northern province of Lao Cai have launched a mobile app called Sapa Tourism, aimed at providing tourists with helpful information about Sapa and creating the conditions necessary for travel companies to promote their image among tourists. App users remain up-to-date on accommodation, restaurants, tourist attractions, the weather and means of transport. The app is available on Android or IOS in Vietnamese and English.

  • Travel Treats

    Travel Treats

    Special dishes from different corners of Vietnam can serve as an extra reason tours to places of interest are more impressive and unforgettable.

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  • A sight to behold

    A sight to behold

    As the rice is harvested in the northwest the terraced rice fields in the local area reveal their exquisite beauty.

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