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Sapa or Ha Giang

Posted by gatoguts on 9/5/2019 at 00:41

I have enough time to visit Sapa or Ha Giang, but probably not both. Can anyone who has been to both areas advise on which they would recommend and why?

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Posted by Want2BHappy on 10/5/2019 at 09:07

How long do you have?

What's your daily budget?

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Posted by gatoguts on 10/5/2019 at 22:51

I have about a week. I've been to Vietnam before, so I don't think cost should be an issue in either place

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Posted by aroomwithaview on 19/5/2019 at 10:34

When you say Ha Giang, do you just mean Ha Giang itself or the loop up to Meo Vac? A week might be pushing it considering travel times to Ha Giang and the loop itself and geting back to Hanoi. I guess it's doable baring in mind you need to sort out a permit for that area, which is more time.

The scenery around Sapa is nice, but the town itself in a major tourist trap with overdevelopment everywhere. The scenery and culture north of Ha Giang is x10 as good as the Sapa area.

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