Bac Ha, Flower Hmong girl

Bac Ha, Flower Hmong girl

Bac Ha, Flower Hmong girl

Flower Hmong girl all dressed up in Bac Ha market, taken by Wi on an All Points East tour of Northern Vietnam

Taken on: 20th February, 2011. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Mark Chiang Mai's page of Flickr

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Choice views of the Muong Hoa valley and Mount Fansipan are the prime commodity on sale in Lao Cai's signature destination, Sapa, a hill station high in the mountains and a vestige of the French colonial era.

Sapa ranks along Ha Long Bay and Hoi An in terms of attracting tourists solely on the merit of its natural beauty and surrounding attractions. It's particularly rich in opportunities for treks, homestays and (on clear days) the kinds of panoramic views that leave travel writers searching for fresh adjectives and a larger camera memory card.

Mountaintop Sapa began life as a hilltop retreat for French colonialists desperate to escape the searing heat of the Vietnamese ... Read our complete Sapa travel guide

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