Sapa is a town in Lao Cai Province in Northwest Vietnam close to the Chinese border. It is located about 350km Northwest of Hanoi. Here is where one will find the Hoang Lien Son mountain ranges which include Fan Si Pan - the country's highest peak.
This quiet Sapa town is home to a population that consists mostly of minority groups. There are five main ethnic groups in Sapa: the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay and Xa Pho.
It was only when the French arrived in Tonkin in the 19th century that Sapa was acknowledged and included on the national map. It was only in 1993 that Sapa became accessible to many, as this was the year Sapa opened for tourists.
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