Once a holiday resort for wealthy French settlers, Sapa is very popular nowadays. Hotels are springing up everywhere, and the city is undergoing a metamorphosis. A cable car even leads to the top of the mythical Phan Si Pan 3 143m. In the surrounding area, the villages have become tourist attractions. While the city may have lost its authenticity, it retains its traditional market and boasts still fabulous landscapes, especially the terraced rice paddies. You can look forward to fantastic hikes.