... we had considered bypassing Sapa because of the time and effort involved - a night train in and out, in tiny little bunks, with hardly any sleep each way - but it was worth the pain to experience views like this. As hot and difficult as the trekking proved to be, we were treated to unbelievable vistas like this, everywhere we looked.
Rice Dreams October 20th 2016 Geo: 22.3945, 104.056An exhausting night train in, and an exhausting night train out - very few tourist sites are worth such fatigue and effort, but the incredible rice terraces of Sapa certainly were. One of the best decisions we made in Vietnam was to squeeze in Sapa, even though we knew we would be wrecked by the journey. Our final week in Vietnam looked like this:<ul><li>Wake ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lao Cai » Sapa The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more