Sapa Museum


An excellent showcase of the history and ethnology of the Sapa area, including the French colonial era. Dusty exhibitions overview the various ethnic groups around Sapa, with information on the region's rich handicrafts, so it's worth a quick visit when you first arrive in town. Located above a handicrafts shop behind the Tourist Information Center.

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1. Sapa Church

0.12 MILES

Sapa's small stone church was built by the French and is still a central landmark. It opens for Mass on Sunday and on certain evenings for prayers.

2. Sapa Market

0.77 MILES

Turfed out of central Sapa and now in a purpose-built modern building near the bus station, Sapa Market is still interesting, and hill-tribe people from…

3. Fansipan Cable Car

1.02 MILES

Towering above Sapa are the Hoang Lien Mountains, once known to the French as the Tonkinese Alps and now a national park. These mountains include the…

4. Tram Ton Pass

4.36 MILES

The road between Sapa and Lai Chau crosses the Tram Ton Pass on the northern side of Mt Fansipan, 15km from Sapa. At 1900m it's Vietnam’s highest mountain…

5. Coc Ly Market

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