I’ll admit that Sa Pa didn’t make my itinerary while planning my Vietnam trip. There is alot to see in Vietnam, and I wondered if Sa Pa was really worth the 12-hour overnight bus ride from Hanoi. But I spent 2 months in Vietnam so I thought might as well.
The sweeping views of terraced rice fields, hues of green and yellow going as far as the eye can see, friendly locals hosting you in their houses and cool trekking experiences along with a picturesque hill station will immerse you in a cultural experience that will change your perception about mountain towns forever.
Whenever someone asks me for suggestions to visit places in Vietnam. Sa Pa is always right on top. Even if you can't trek, or even if you aren't a mountain person you need to be there to admire its beauty.