Y Linh Ho is a small commune composed by a dozen of small hamlets scattered on the very tough mountain terrain with high and steep mountains. The only way to get to the commune is on foot from the main road. Y Linh Ho is still very traditional and attracts fewer visitors that some of the other villages close to Sapa.
Lao Chai is a village of black H’Mong ethnic group. Lao Chai is a commune composed by three large villages with over 100 families of the Black H’mong ethnic, and people here are quite hospitable. Location :About 7-8 Km southeast of Sapa town on the west bank of Muong Hoa River.
Ta Van commune in Muong Hoa valley is located in the south and 8 km away from Sapa town ship. Vast terrace fields with a unique landscape and wide valley make Ta Van a popular destination for visitors.
Ta Phin Village is located in Ta Phin Commune, Sa Pa District, about 12km northeast of Sa Pa Town. The village is surrounded by mountains covered by spectacular rice terraces.
Certainly the most touristy of all villages in the Sapa area, visitors to Cat Cat have an opportunity to admire a lively and colourful picture. Cat Cat is 3km walk from Sapa and entry requires buying a ticket.
Pha Long Market (Saturday only)
Located in Muong Khuong District. Pha Long means big market. This is centre of exchange for a great variety of local foods and wares.
Can Cau Market (Saturday only)
Can Cau Market is a small, but very colourful market, set in the mountains near the Chinese border. The Flower Hmong minority is the most common here, and their colourful dresses makes it a beautiful sight. Almost every Saturday around 8 different minorities are represented at the market.
Muong Hum Market (Sunday only)
Leaving Sa Pa early Sunday morning, the drive to Muong Hum takes approximately 3 hours. This very interesting local market is frequented by Tu Di, Dao Tuyen, H’Nhi, Flower Hmong and Giay minorities.
Coc Ly Market (Tuesday only)
Leaving Sa Pa early Tuesday morning, the drive from SaPa will take us approx. 2 1/2 hour. The market consists of colourful Flower Hmong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen people.
Located about 80km from downtown Sapa, Bac Ha is a trading centre and meeting place for couples, friends, and relatives every Sunday.
Thac Bac (Silver Waterfall)
Thac Bac lies beside National Highway No 4D, about 12km from Sa Pa Town’s centre. The Silver Waterfall is formed by sources of water from the Lo Sui Tong mountain peak. From a distance, the waterfall looks like a white dragon looking down from the sky. You can reach the Silver Waterfall by motor bike or by car in half an hour.