When you travel to Sapa, Lao Cai – Viet Nam. Don’t forget to conquer Fansipan mountain with your friends !
Fansipan, the mountain known as the “roof of Indochina”, belongs to Hoang Lien Son mountain range and is considered as a conquest symbol of youth and determination by those who love traveling and exploring.
The figure of 3,143m is always a big challenge to many generations of Vietnamese.
Best time to conquer Fansipan ?
Because this cable car is located at an altitude of 3,143m above the variable water level, when reaching the temperature, the temperature drops quite low, only about 8-10 degrees, so the most suitable time to go to Fansipan cable car is around noon or early afternoon. When the temperature is higher, the airy view helps you to enjoy the view.
Tourists often combine Sapa travel with Fansipan so the period from March to May and September to October each year with stable weather and coincides with many special festivals is the best time. to conquer Fansipan by cable car.
If you want to climb Fansipan by yourself, stay away from the rainy season from May to September is very dangerous.
How to go to Fansipan ?
By cable :
Fansipan Cable Car Station is located in Fansipan Legend Tourist Area located about 3km from Sapa market – Town Center. You can take a taxi or walk to the cable car station. The price for a taxi is about 40,000 – 50,000 VND, the time is about 10 minutes. If you walk for about 30 minutes, you go From Stone Church along Thac Bac Street to Thac Bac T-junction, Nguyen Chi Thanh (about 1km) and turn left into Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, go straight to Fansipan Legend Tourist Area (about 1.7 km). There are road signs so you can easily get to the station without having to find your way or ask for directions.
Each cable car cabin has a capacity of 30-35 people, transport capacity of the whole system is about 2000 guests / hour. Sapa station starts in Muong Hoa valley, the arrival station is a 3,000 meter high point very close to Mount Fansipan. The difference of the two stations is more than 1400 meters. The cable car journey is 15 minutes instead of climbing for two to four days on your own.
After stopping at the arrival station, visitors will take about 20-30 minutes to climb 600 steps to reach Fansipang Mountain, touch the landmark marking the roof of Indochina.
Price : Total ticket about 40 $/ per.
By Climb team :
Fansipan mountain climbing road usually has 3 routes with many different terrain types and lengths. From time to time, Hoang Lien National Park Management Board allows you to climb any route. The three climbing routes include:
The road climbs from Tram Tan, at an altitude of 1,900m. This is the route that is most used for tourism with the shortest length of the road but still has diverse terrain. You will take 2 days a night for this route, even within 1 day for those who are accustomed to mountain roads.
Climbing path from San Sa Ho – Sin Chai village, at an altitude of 1,260m. This is a route with many steep and dangerous rocks. You will take 2 days 1 night or more for this route.
Climbing path from Cat Cat village, height of 1,245m. This is the longest route with extremely diverse terrain. You will take 3 days 2 nights or more for this route.
Currently tours to Fansipan are quite popular and competitive prices. The tour house will help you register with the management, prepare food, sleeping bags, tents and porters – the guide, as well as take you from the climbing point location.
From Hanoi, you can take a train or bus to Lao Cai, just one night. You will then be picked up by car to the climbing spots around Sapa area.
Price : Now only have some tours/ year about 150 $/ per with full service.
What to see on Fansipan mountain ?
Fansipan mountain peak
At an altitude of 3,143 m above sea level, Fansipan peak was dubbed the “Roof of Indochina”. Sunny, cloudy, windy and mountain seem to form vivid and colorful harmony. Admiring the fairy-tale setting at sunrise or sunset on the mountain is always an unforgettable experience for nature lovers.
Complex of Sun World Fansipan Legend
The Fansipan Legend spiritual cultural complex consists of groups of works stretching from an altitude of 2,900 m to more than 3,000 m. The complex includes a system of spiritual cultural destinations built in the style of pure Vietnamese ancient pagodas such as Bao An Thien Tu, Bich Van Thien Tu and Kim Son Bao Thang Tu. It also converges many spiritual destinations such as the Great Buddha Statue of Amitabha, Guan Yin Bodhisattva, Vong Linh Cao Dai, Sacred Stupa and the Arhat Road running along the mountainside.
Bao An Thien Tu :
From Fansipan cable car station, Bao An Thien Tu welcomes pedestrians with the idyllic, familiarity of traditional spiritual architecture, inherited from ancient architectural monuments of ancient architecture. such as Boi Khe Pagoda, Thay Pagoda …
From Vong Linh Cao Dai, visitors move forward through the sky gate to reach Bich Van Thien Tu located at an altitude of 3,025m. This is the first stop at the station designed with steps, terrace, triangle, temple, Mother worship …
Dai Hong Chung :
Dai Hong Chung watchtower looms in clouds with an eight-roofed bell tower. In order to make this work, green stone slabs and restored tiles have been transported to an altitude of 3,000m and skillfully arranged for nature, mountains and forests.
Kim Son Bao Thang Tu:
At the highest place of the spiritual population, Kim Son Bao Thang Tu is built in the style of “internal and external” (pagoda style has two long corridors connecting the front house in front of the street with back-house, can be the ancestor’s house or house with full of Tien Duong, Tam Bao, Nha To, side corridors, stone towers, and tam quan.
A di da Statue :
From Bich Van Thien Tu, visitors can take a mountain train to go straight to the Kim Son Bao Thang Tu population near the highest peak or leisurely walk through nearly 100 stone steps to reach Great statue of Amitabha Buddha. 12.5 m high statue, was cast by more than 50 tons of copper according to modern technology.
Steel material is used as a frame to help prevent deformation of the statue in adverse weather conditions. The copper cladding is processed according to mechanical pressure techniques, with decorative sculptures in the Tran dynasty.
Do Quyen Restaurant
Coming to Fansipan Legend tourism population, you can experience and enjoy cuisine at Do Quyen restaurant at Fansipan station and Hai Cang restaurant at Sapa station. The chain of restaurants and coffee shops here serves all kinds of Asian and European dishes, traditional specialties in Sapa such as armpits, sturgeon hotpot, salmon hotpot, grilled stream fish …
Many other regional dishes with prices. very affordable. The difference in enjoying cuisine at Fansipan Legend lies not only in the level of brand and taste of each dish, but also in the delicate French architectural space that fills the breath of Northwestern culture in every way. Decorative strokes.
Van Son tea shop :
On the 600 steps to Fansipan peak, near Ha pagoda, you will pass Van Son Tra Quan. This place has a design reminiscent of Tru Vu Tra Quan in Ba Na Hills. Also with tea ceremony style, sit cross-legged, low table. This place is surrounded by clouds, you can enjoy a cup of hot tea, watch azalea blooms and feel the pure space everywhere.
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