Sa Pa’s colorful dress code and the bustle of the streets and markets make the visit to the place an experience of color and flavor to delight your senses. The scenery is, in many ways, the reflection of the harmony between the tribes and nature.
Nothing is known about the first residents of the area. Petroglyphs dating back to the 15th century have been found but have been hard to decipher. To date, four main tribes, Hmong, Dao, Pho Lu and Tay, inhabit the distant valley. The mountains serve as the home to a rich variety of flora and fauna as well.
Fa Sin Pan, the last peak of the Himalayas lies in Sa Pa and makes for a great, but challenging, hiking experience.