Sapa is a picturesque town near the border of China in Vietnam's remote northwest mountains. It's unlikely the most heard tourist spot but it has the finest, rugged scenery and rich cultural diversity. 15 kilometers away from the town you can reach the Silver Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in this country. Lying beside National Highway NO.4D, the waterfall has a height of 100 meter and pours down like a giant white dragon descends from the sky. It is formed by sources of water from the Lo Sui Tong mountain peak, roaring and producing white foam to offer a stunning view over surrounding mountains and lush forests. Visitors may climb up the top of the waterfall to enjoy greater sight, which invokes a certain feel of romance. Bring along wide-angled cameras for the mountains, you won’t regret it.
In some short distance is the Heaven Gate, a charming mountain that will take your breath away. Dense forest like fantastic natural paintings, crooked path leading ahead, in here you’ll notice the difference they make between the two province of Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Fill your lungs with pleasantly fresh air and relax under the shade of trees, your worries seem all goes with the flows of the waterfall beyond. Travelers also find it worthwhile to visit Cat Cat Village and the Sapa Church in the area. If you're feeling adventurous, the following itinerary will take you on a half day tour to the two tourist spots shown above.