Talking about Lao Cai, surely every one of us will immediately think of Sapa tourism. Sapa has always been voted as one of the most recommended tourist destinations in Vietnam. The Sapa trip will definitely bring you great experiences. However, it will be extremely regrettable for someone to travel to Sapa but miss a place that is Ham Rong Mountain. There are many interesting things waiting for us to discover at Ham Rong Mountain. Do not forget to read the Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa travel experiences shared below.
Introduction of Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa
Ham Rong Mountain is a beautiful mountain, belongs to the majestic Hoang Lien Son mountain range, located about 3km from the center of Sapa town. This mountain is also considered one of the most famous mountains in Sapa. The name Ham Rong was given to describe the shape of the mountain. In addition, this name also refers to an extremely mysterious legend that has been handed down for many generations about this mountain.
Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa tourist area was built in 1966 on an area of 150ha, located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. That is the reason that when standing from Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa, you can see the whole beautiful Sapa town from above.
What is the best time to travel to Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa?
Due to being located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level, Ham Rong Mountain is always mild and pleasant all year round. In general, you can travel to Ham Rong Mountain at any time of the year, whether it is winter or summer. In different seasons, this mountain has different beauty for us to explore. However, according to the Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa tourism experience shared by many people, you should not come here from July to August every year. This is a period of time where heavy rain is often present, and the roads are slippery and dangerous.
How to reach Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa?
According to Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa travel experience, to get the best experience, you should move to Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa by walking. The road from Sapa town to Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa is very beautiful, with many ideal check-in points. When you go, bring yourself a small bottle of water.
walking to Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa is a very interesting experience.
If you do not want to walk, you can also rent a motorbike or take a motorbike taxi to go to the top of Ham Rong Mountain. Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa tourist area is located right next to Sapa stone church, so it is easy to recognize.
Ticket price to visit Ham Rong Mountain
Usually, the fare is 70,000 VND/1 adult ticket and 20,000 VND/1 child ticket. However, on peak days such as holidays, weekends, the ticket price may be higher depending on the regulations of the management board. If you have any questions about the fare, the route, you can ask right from the ticket staff here.
Places that should not be missed when visiting Ham Rong Mountain
Orchid garden, peach garden
The road to the top of Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa is really beautiful. The higher you go, the more beautiful scenes you will see. The first is the colorful orchid gardens with many rare orchids blooming together as if welcoming the visitors. As you go further, you will see a peach garden with beautiful old peach stumps. In addition, the place is dotted with plum blossoms, making this place look like a romantic and poetic water-based painting.
Thach Lam Stone Garden
Thach Lam Stone Garden is a place that many people check-in when traveling to Ham Rong Mountain. This is actually a stone forest with hundreds of giant stone columns with extremely unique and wonderful shapes. The stone columns are arranged in a natural alternating way to create a beautiful majestic scene. You will definitely feel extremely impressed by the breathtaking scenery of Thach Lam rock garden.
Sapa telecommunication station
This telecommunication station is located at an altitude of about 2000m above sea level. Not only an ordinary telecom station, but also a very famous tourist destination in Sapa. Visitors can climb to the top floor of this telecommunication station and admire the majestic mountain scenery here.
Cloud Yard is a very special place in Ham Rong Mountain. Right from its name, you can feel the magic of this place. This place is covered all year round by clouds. Standing at Cloud Yard, you will feel like you are lost in a fairy realm. Don’t forget to take great photos for yourself here.
Enjoying specialties along the way
The way to the top of Ham Rong requires you to climb quite a lot. And certainly, if you climb a lot, you will feel very tired and hungry. At times like that, do not worry because along the way to the top of the mountain there are many food stalls that you can recharge. There are many grilled specialties of the Northwestern mountains waiting for you to enjoy.
Along the way up the mountain, there are many delicious and attractive dishes.