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Than Uyen near Sapa

Posted by Louisj14 on 5/10/2008 at 01:33

Is there anyone who has been to this place? It is in between Tuan Giao and Sapa. It's not on the main tourist highway, but I'm want to try it as an alternative. I've been googling endlessly, but only find descriptions of tourist agents in the style of 'Day X we will stay in a guesthouse in Than Uyen...." Any recommendation or story about Than Uyen is welcome, also what kind of minorities one can see there? Also, how's the road between Tuan Giao and Than Uyen?
Many thanks,

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Posted by cbg0927 on 13/5/2014 at 07:31

I know this was 6 years ago but I had this same question, and surely others will in the future, so I'd like to answer it. I stayed at Hotel Phuong Nhung. Receptionist quoted me 200000 VND, I paid 150000. Decent room, had to switch rooms though as the water didn't work after a few hours. It appears there are two Hotel Phuong Nhung though, as there is another directly across the street on the right side if you're heading through town from Tuan Giao (the one on the right side was closed). The road was decent, paved and good condition for 80% of the way, the other 20% dirt/gravel/potholes. It was under construction though for a small stretch near the dam though. Hope someone out there finds this useful!

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Posted by travellingsarah on 13/5/2014 at 20:14 TF writer

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Thanks, that's useful, but can you tell me a bit more about what's actually in the Than Uyen? I guess it's a good stop when travelling in that area, but is it worth a visit for its own sake or is it just another rural town?

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Posted by cbg0927 on 13/5/2014 at 23:34

Well, I spent all of about 15 hours in the town. It's worth a visit if you've got the time to spare, there was some sort of concert/festival going on at the stadium which created a pretty lively atmosphere. I'd say after one night the average traveller might start getting itchy feet to move on.

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Posted by Davide40 on 7/7/2015 at 03:28

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we are going to Than Uyên (then Sapa) from Son La by motorbike.
I saw that there are two roads:one is passing through the National Park and is the longest; the other one is going around the Park on the east side.
Which one is in the best shape or conditions?
thank you

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