The opening ceremony of the 2018 Sa Pa Autumn Festival in Lao Cai province (Photo: VNA) Lao Cai (VNA) – The 2018 Sa Pa Autumn Festival opened in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on September 1 with a wide range of activities. The festival is part of cultural and art events held in the province to promote traditional cultural values of ethnic groups in the resort district of Sa Pa. Addressing the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the district People’s Committee Le Manh Hao said Sa Pa has enjoyed strong growth over the years, especially in tourism services. The festival is viewed as a drive for the district’s tourism sector this year, creating a momentum for its sustainable development in the future, he noted. The highlights of the festival are a cuisine festival of the north-western region, a photo exhibition on Sa Pa’s people and landscapes, along with street performances and re-enactment of ethnic people’s rituals such as the bride … [Read more...] about Sa Pa autumn festival kicks off in Lao Cai
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The longest and mosy advanced funicular railway in Vietnam allows you to admire without effort the extraordinary landscapes of this very famous tourist resort of Vietnam’s northwestern region. Launched three months ago, the Muong Hoa funicular connects Sa Pa city to Mount Fansipan in Lao Cai province. Underwritten by the Sun Group, the 2-km funicular starts from MGallery Hotel in Sa Pa and crosses two tunnels and four viaducts to take passengers to the Fansipan Cable Car station. Perfectly secure, it can carry up to 2,000 people per hour and save a quarter of an hour compared to a car which must take a very rough road. Nguyen Hong Phuc, a system operator, said, "This funicular employs European standards and technologies. The traction is done with a huge cable and the technical system guarantees absolute safety. Since it went into operation, no incidents have occurred. In the event of a power failure, the cab will stop and restart as soon as power is restored. Tourists … [Read more...] about New funicular up Sa Pa mountain launched
(VEN) - The number of tourists visiting the northwestern province of Lao Cai is expected to increase by 1.6-1.7 times to reach 1.8 million this year, of which about 70 percent would come to Sa Pa Town. These forecasts seem to be a reality as tourism development of “the misty town” is witnessing positive changes with a large number of undergoing projects helping to awaken local untapped tourism potential. Significant rise in number of visitorsIn 2014, the northwest town attracted 820,000 tourists, earning VND656 billion in revenue. According to Vice Chairman of the Lao Cai Province People’s Committee Le Quoc Hung, Sa Pa District has bright prospects for its tourism development as the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway has been put into use since September 2014, which have halved the travel time between Hanoi and Sa Pa in only about five hours.Statistics from Lao Cai Province showed that the number of visitors coming to Sa Pa in the last months of 2014 increased sharply. In the … [Read more...] about Sa Pa tourism enjoys a boom
(VEN) - The northern mountain town of Sa Pa, once a French hilltop station and today a world renowned tourist magnet, appeals to visitors not only due to its picturesque landscapes, rugged treks and cool climate, but also thanks to its unique ethnic minority cultures, especially locally made brocades. Cat Cat Village The Lao Cai Province hub, not far from the border with China, is surrounded by villages inhabited by various tribal groups. During our most recent journey there, we visited Cat Cat, the closest ethnic minority village to Sa Pa. Although Cat Cat is not the biggest brocade-making village in Sa Pa, it is home to one of the best and most unique brocades of the region. Inhabited by Mong people, Cat Cat Village is located approximately 3km from the center of Sa Pa. Cat Cat is located in a valley and getting there entails walking down roads and steps. When we reached Cat Cat, we were impressed by the traditional houses of the Mong families. Many of the fences outside the … [Read more...] about Sa Pa’s thriving brocade tradition
One of the most beautiful towns in Viet Nam has celebrated its one-hundred-and-tenth birthday. Early buildings that went up in Sa Pa, in Lao Cai Province, were built by the French who ruled over Viet Nam at the time. Around the town are beautiful rice fields. To celebrate this birthday, photographers showed people the pictures they had taken of the town and the area around it. LAO CAI (VNS) — The famous town of Sa Pa in Lao Cai Province is celebrating its 110th birthday with various cultural activities. Famous for its stunning mountainous landscape and unique ethnic culture, Sa Pa attracts thousands of tourists every year. The cool climate and magnificent green vistas first attracted the attention of French colonisers in the first years of the 20th century. In following decades, hundreds of French-style villas were built in the area. Aiming to turn this town into a "summer capital", the French even built a railway route linking Ha Noi and Lao Cai. However, Sa Pa and its … [Read more...] about Happy birthday, Sa Pa!