Nature has gifted Vietnam with a bit of everything! Soaring mountains, beautiful beaches, cliffs jutting out of the ocean, and emerald green rice paddies are just a few of the reasons it has become one of my favorite countries.
We heard about beautiful mountains in the north, so we took an overnight bus and found ourselves perched on the steep slope of Sapa. These photos don't do it justice! The town overlooks plunging valleys of stacked rice terraces and is surrounded by towering mountains on all sides. Quiet and quaint by day, Sapa awakens as the sun sets as colorfully dressed tribal women fill the streets selling handmade goods and offering to take you on treks.
Even if you don't like hiking it is worth coming just for the stunning view!