Located in Lao Cai, a mountainous province in Vietnam, Sapa is a colorful natural harmony of majestic landscapes, hill terrains and green forests as well as typical architecture of North-west ethnic communities.
Sapa has cool climate in whole year with annual 15.4ºC average temperature with average 18 – 20ºC in the summer and 10 – 12ºC in the winter. Due to impact of terrain heterogeneity, there are different ecological zones and divergent temperature at the same time in Sapa. Sapa owns a big ethnic community with seven major ethnic minority groups, namely Hmong, Tay, Kinh, Dao, Day, XaPho and Hoa. Most of ethic groups have their own language and still use it for daily life. But Vietnamese and English is the most popular language here. Until now, they almost live in 17 communes, mainly living on agriculture, forestry and traditional crafts. Meanwhile King people inhabit in Sapa Districts, living on agriculture and commercial services.
The average elevation of Sapa is from 1,200 to 1,800m and its terrain gradually tilts as well as slopes towards the West – Southwest to Northeast. Fansipan peak is the highest point in Sapa with 3,143 meter height while Bo spring is the lowest on with the height of 400m above sea level. It is such an special terrain that helps Sapa famous for hills with breath-taking rice terraces. Sapa is a famous tourist attraction for manmade spots as Fansian Legend Park and majestic nature as well as local ethnic villages, which request visitors have to hike, trek or come cross nearly narrow mountainous road to come there.