Sapa

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    Top Descriptions

    Very few come to Sapa for its lengthy, foggy, construction-site of a town. The allure is in the tribes, villages and rice terraces that lay just outside of Sapa – these are what draw the tour groups and backpackers alike. And on a clear day the surrounding (and often muddy) countryside truly is glorious, and might even compete with the more famous terraces of China or the northern Philippines. Unfortunately though, if you arrive in the cold and misty months of January through to April, you might find that there’s little to keep you occupied. The town certainly has plenty of open-fire restaurants with questionable hot-drink prices and tasty local and Italian food. There’s also some fairly good-quality accommodations here, though you’ll pay more for the luxury of being cold. If you come to Sapa in the right season though, you’ll probably find yourself entranced by the wide array of hiking and homestays on offer. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    If you’re planning to go on a in the colder months, make sure you bring sturdy shoes – and expect to get a little muddy!
    Between January and April it can be hard to see the terraces through the mist. You might want to consider skipping Sapa at that time of year.
    and restaurants are good bets for a tasty hot pot or even some Italian food.
     
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    The Location

      What should we know?

      Name in local script:Sa Pa
      Also known as:Sa Pa
       
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      Environment type:lake, mountain, terrace
      Location type:rural, town
       
      Religion type:Buddhism, Catholicism

      What can we see or do there?

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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Vietnamese Dong (VND)
      Average daily budget:VND715,000

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:5 nights
      High season:June to September
      Low season:January to March

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):English, French, Hmong, Vietnamese
        Timezone:UTC+07:00
        Country calling code:84

        How can we get there?

          Coordinates:22.33658, 103.84406
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          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:6
          Travel time to attractions:25 minutes
          Travel time to next location:9 hours
           
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          Altitude:1,500-1,600m

          Local Availability

            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Beer (multinational)500ml
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            Beer (national)500mlVND20,000
            Fizzy drink1 litreVND20,000
            Fruit juice1 litreVND50,000
            Gin (multinational)1 litreVND380,000
            Gin (national)1 litre
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            Milk1 litre
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            Oil1 litreVND35,000
            Rum (multinational)1 litreVND400,000
            Rum (national)1 litreVND300,000
            Vodka (multinational)1 litreVND100,000
            Vodka (national)1 litreVND190,000
            Water1 litreVND8,000
            Whisky (multinational)1 litre
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            Whisky (national)1 litreVND450,000
            Wine1 bottleVND250,000
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Almonds100gVND40,000
            Apples1kg
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            Bananas1kg
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            Bell pepper1kg
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            Bread1 loaf
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            Carrots1kg
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            Chillies1kg
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            Chocolate (multinational)1 barVND30,000
            Chocolate (national)1 barVND12,000
            Coconut milk1 can
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            Cucumber1kg
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            Eggs1 dozen
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            Garlic1kg
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            Ginger1kg
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            Honey1 jar
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            Ice cream1 unitVND15,000
            Jam1 jar
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            Onions1kg
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            Oranges1kg
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            Pasta1kg
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            Peanut butter1 jarVND100,000
            Peanuts100gVND15,000
            Potatoes1kg
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            Raisins100g
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            Rice1kg
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            Sandwich1 unit
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            Tomatoes1kg
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            Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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            Conditioner1 bottleVND60,000
            Condoms1 packVND60,000
            Deodorant1 canVND40,000
            Floss1 pack
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            Hand sanitizer1 bottle
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            Laundry soap1 bar
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            Razors1 packVND45,000
            Sanitary towels1 packVND20,000
            Shampoo1 bottleVND60,000
            Soap1 barVND10,000
            Tampons1 box
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            Toilet roll1 unit
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            Toothpaste1 tubeVND25,000
            Washing powder1 boxVND13,000
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            Antiseptic cream1 tube
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            Bandages1 pack
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            Chapstick1 unitVND59,000
            Contact lens solution1 bottle
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            Headache tablets1 pack
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            Ibuprofen1 pack
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            Mosquito repellent1 bottle
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            Nail clippers1 set
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            Plasters1 pack
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            Sun cream1 bottleVND120,000
            Sunglasses1 pair
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Batteries4-packVND20,000
            Chilli powder100g
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            Cigarettes (multinational)20-packVND25,000
            Cigarettes (national)20-packVND15,000
            Coriander100g
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            Cumin100g
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            Fuel1 litreVND17,600
            Internet1 hour
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            Lighter1 unitVND5,000
            Matches1 pack
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            Paprika100g
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            Travel multiadapter1 unit
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            Travel plug1 unit
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            Turmeric100g
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            Stock1 pack
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            Local Cuisine

              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Banana splitVND65,000
              BologneseVND104,000
              Breakfast (continental)VND75,000
              Breakfast (cooked)VND87,000
              BruschettaVND60,000
              BurgerVND89,667
              Burger (cheese)VND99,000
              Cake (slice)VND45,000
              CarbonaraVND107,333
              Chocolate mousseVND46,667
              Crème caramelVND69,000
              Curry (generic – meat)VND120,000
              Curry (generic – vegetable)VND60,000
              Duck (sauce)VND106,500
              Eggs (how you like)VND45,000
              Fish and chipsVND89,000
              FlanVND30,000
              French friesVND52,500
              Fried (chicken)VND90,000
              Fried (fish)VND99,000
              Fried rice (meat)VND71,667
              Fried rice (vegetable)VND60,000
              Fruit saladVND53,333
              Garlic breadVND60,000
              GnocchiVND145,000
              Grilled (chicken)VND149,000
              Grilled (fish)VND200,000
              Hot pot (meat)VND347,500
              Hot pot (vegetarian)VND276,667
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              Ice cream (scoop)VND45,000
              Lamb chopsVND220,000
              LasagnaVND144,667
              Noodles (meat)VND62,500
              Noodles (vegetable)VND55,000
              OmeletteVND58,000
              Pancake (loaded)VND49,000
              Pancake (simple)VND34,500
              Pasta (meat)VND104,000
              Pasta (vegetable)VND96,667
              PhởVND48,333
              Pie (sweet)VND40,000
              Pizza (loaded)VND165,000
              Pizza (simple)VND134,667
              Pork chopsVND125,000
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              RibsVND120,000
              Rice (steamed)VND16,667
              SaladVND72,000
              Salad (meat)VND70,000
              Sandwich (basic)VND68,000
              Sandwich (loaded)VND80,000
              ShrimpVND107,000
              Soup (meat)VND56,500
              Soup (vegetarian)VND49,500
              Spring rollsVND58,000
              SteakVND240,000
              Stir fry (meat)VND101,333
              Stir fry (vegetable)VND49,333
              Sweet and sour (meat)VND104,500
              BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Alcoholic mixed drinkVND87,000
              Bailey’s (shot)VND69,000
              Beer (multinational)VND41,667
              Beer (national)VND26,000
              Brandy (shot)VND102,000
              CappuccinoVND42,500
              CoffeeVND37,500
              Coffee (alcoholic)VND82,000
              CocktailVND81,333
              EspressoVND40,000
              Fruit juice (fresh)VND38,750
              Gin (shot)VND80,000
              Ginger teaVND32,667
              Hot chocolateVND53,333
              LassiVND58,000
              Malibu (shot)VND67,333
              MilkshakeVND46,500
              Rum (shot)VND62,000
              Sake (glass)VND30,000
              SmoothieVND55,000
              Soft drinkVND25,000
              Soju (shot)VND30,000
              TeaVND25,000
              Tea (herbal)VND25,000
              Tonic waterVND27,500
              Vodka (shot)VND70,000
              Water (2L)VND32,333
              Whisky (shot)VND72,000
              Wine (bottle)VND379,667
              Wine (glass)VND47,667
              Wine (hot/mulled)VND83,000

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