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  • Dao women having their rest

    The four Dao women enjoy an ice creme which was donated by us trekker. Red Dao (also known as Yao) ethnic minority tribe are colorful hill tribe we encountered, whether we wanedt to or not. Besides their perfectly honed salesmanship techniques, they are n…

  • Fansipan mountain in the clouds

    Vietnams highest elevation the Fansipan mostly is covered in the clouds. The highest in Indochina (comprising Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia), at 3,143 meters. It is located in the Lào Cai Province in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range.

  • Yao girl Chou Chou

    First encounter after arrive Sa Pa. Chou Chou was selling handicraft products made by herself.

  • In Sa Pa downtown

    Sa Pa is a frontier township and capital of Sa Pa District in Lào Cai Province in north-west Vietnam. It is one of the main market towns in the area, where several ethnic minority groups such as Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giáy, Pho Lu, and Tay live.

  • View down the cable car to Fansipan peak

    View out the gondola from the cable car a beautiful sight to the rice terraces at the Sa Pa valley.

  • Get on the cable car to the Fansipan

    The new constructed cable car to to mountain top of Vietnams highest peak the Fansipan was opened in Februar 2016. Its the world’s longest three-rope cable car system, extending from Sapa Town to Fansipan peak.

  • Inside the temple on Fansipan top station

    The temple on the top station of the cable car Fansipan Legend is a center of worship for Taoism, the religion which follows the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Zi.

  • Steps up to the Fansipan peak

    More than 600 steps has to climb to the peak of the highest point in Vietnam. An other cable railway called Tàu Hóa Leo Núi is in construction and after on other two years it will bring the visitors straight to the peak.

  • Gate to the to the Fansipan peak

    After arrive the top station of the cable car the gate leads to the steps up to the peak. There still are about 600 steps to climb.

  • At the hillside of Fansipan

    Look out the window of the Fansipan Legend cable car is an amazing view. Fansipan is branded “the Roof of Indochina”.

  • Cabin of the Fansipan Legend cable car

    The cable car will transport passengers from the base of the 3,143 meter high Fansipan mountain to its highest point within 15 to 20 minutes. Currently, it takes one to two days to trek to the top of the mountain.

  • Bao An Pagoda temple at Fansipan bottom station

    The architecture of the Bao An Pagoda imitated a Chinese design. Its a reconstructed temple from the origin in Hanoi and located at the cable car bottom station.

  • Suspension bridge over Muong Hoa river

    Going to visit Muong Hoa, we were trekking along Muong Hoa River crossing the river by the suspension bridge, sneaking through the valley nearby Sa Pa town.

  • Along the Muong Hoa river

    Amazing scenery of the Muong Hoa valley with its river.

  • Trekking in the province of Sa Pa

    We were spending a few days in Sa Pa and noticed that the Yao women tribes to be as touring guides is serious business. Indeed the Yao guide leaded us to amazing view points.

  • Sa Pa paddy fields

    Most the local citizen have their income by paddy cultivation. Its nearly unbelievable how much hard work is necessary for rice harvesting in this mountainous region.

  • Encounter with Red Dao tribes

    Red Dao girls in traditional clothes offer crochetings to buy as souvenirs. The women usually wear a long blouse over trousers. Their clothes are colourfully embroidered with designs that appear on both sides of the material.

  • Red Dao woman Xing Thong

    Xing Thong was leading us as our trekking guide and the host in the home stay guesthouse.

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