Fansipan - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
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Fansipan is a mountain in Vietnam. The height of the mountain was 3,143 metres in 1909, but now the height of the mountain is 3,147.3 metres . It is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula , hence its nickname "the Roof of Indochina". It is located in the Lào Cai Province of the Northwest region of Vietnam, 9 km southwest of Sa Pa in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Administratively, it is shared between Tam Đường district, Lai Châu and Sa Pa town, Lào Cai.
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Attractions Near Fansipan
Hoang Lien Son
4.21km from Fansipan
Hoang Lien Son mountain range is a mountain range in Northwest Vietnam. This mountain range is called Hoang Lien Son because there are many celandine trees on this range. The Thai call this mountain range Khau Pha meaning "horn of heaven". It has a cold climate all year round and a lot of rain. In addition, the stone in the string has erupted marks, intrusion marks. The weak soil is high humus due to its high terrain.
Ô Quy Hồ pass
6.78km from Fansipan
O Quy Ho Pass, Pass O Quy Ho or pass Hoang Lien Son is Pass on Highway 4D in areas bordering the two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau, Vietnam. This is one of the longest, rugged and majestic mountain pass routes in the northern mountains of Vietnam.
Mường Hoa Valley
7.71km from Fansipan
A scenic valley known for its hiking paths through rice terraces & traditional villages.
Hoang Lien National Park
25.16km from Fansipan
Hoang Lien National Park is a national park within Hoang Lien Son Range, in the districts of Sa Pa and Than Uyên of Lào Cai Province, and part of Phong Thổ District in Lai Châu Province. It was one of the best trekking and safari places in Vietnam and also home to several wildlife also.
Đềm mẫu lào cai
29.96km from Fansipan
Lao Cai Mau Temple is located at the border of No. 102 between Vietnam and China , near Lao Cai Border Gate; belonging to Bao, Hung Hoa province ; now in ward Lao Cai , Lao Cai , Vietnam. Lao Cai Mau Temple was built in the 18th century by the people of Le Hoa gate at the ancient Bao Thang street . At first, the temple was just a small church on the banks of Red River and Nam Thi River ; Through many restoration and restoration, the temple is now spacious with 9 shrines.
Đền Thượng - Lào Cai
30.32km from Fansipan
Upper house of Lao Cai, also called Holy Tran Tu, located in Ward Lao Cai, Lao Cai province Lao Cai, Vietnam. The temple was built in the Le dynasty, the reign of Chinh Hoa, which is the place of worship of Quoc dynasty, Hung Dao Dai Vuong Tran Quoc Tuan. Located on Mai Linh Mountain at an altitude of 1200m above sea level. Thuong Temple was the place that Tran Quoc Tuan had chosen as a signaling place for the army to fight the northern enemy.
Discover More Attractions in Lai Chau, Home of Fansipan
Lai Chau is a province in northern Vietnam and is particularly known for its mountains and ethnic minorities. It is home to the highest mountain of Vietnam and Indochina called ‘Fansipan’. At a height of 3,143 meters, it is rightfully referred to as ‘The Roof of Indochina’.
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What Visitors Say About Fansipan
Today, I went up the Fansipan Mountain. I took the cable car, alternatively you can hike for three days. The cable car station is 10 minutes away from the city center and you can go there by bike or taxi. You can choose if you go by cable car and then walk 600 steps or if you take a a small train. I walked and without Nithin it is a little easier to pace myself because I don't have the feeling I need to prove something. I made a lot of new friends on the way up, mostly children and aunties. This is the first thing I did in Sapa after my arrival and I recommend it to everyone. As you can see it was a little cloudy but I was still able to take pictures 😀