Sapa in top ten tourist sites for pedestrians in the world

Published: 05/05/2011 05:00



The reputed travel
magazine Lonely Planet has recommended ten best tourist sites for walkers,
including Sapa town in Vietnam’s
northern mountain province
of Lao Cai.

The information was
announced by Dr. Tran Huu Son, Vice Chair of the Vietnam Folk Art and
Literature Association, Director of Lao Cai Province Department of Culture,
Sports and Tourism on May 4.

The ten best sites
for walking in the world chosen by the Lonely Planet include: Grand Canyon
(USA), Aoraki or Mount Coock (New Zealand), Lake District (UK), Torres del
Paine (Chile), Lauterbrunnen (Switzerland), Brecon Beacons (Wales), Kakadu
National Park (Australia), Taman Negara National Park (Malaysia), Dartmoor National
Park (UK) and Sapa (Vietnam).

The Lonely Planet
introduces Sapa as follows: “The Queen of the Mountains, Sapa sits regally
overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all
sides. Welcome to the destination in northwest Vietnam, gateway to another world
of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes. The spectacular
scenery that surrounds Sapa includes cascading rice terraces that spill down
the mountains like a patchwork quilt. The mountains are often shrouded in mist
that rolls back and forth along the peaks, offering tantalizing glimpses of
what lies in wait on a clear day”.

In 2009, readers of
the Travel and Leisure magazine (USA)
polled Sapa’s terraced field as one of the most grandiose terraced fields in Asia and the world. Sapa’s Fansipan Mount was among
candidates for the vote of seven new world natural wonders.

For more
information and pictures about Sapa, please see the links bellow:


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