The two seasons that are considered the most beautiful in Sapa are spring with peach blossom forest, blooming banyan flowers and autumn with golden terraced fields, fragrant with the smell of ripe rice. If you still do not know when Sapa is the ripe rice season, where should you go to fully enjoy the beautiful scenery of the ripe rice season, please follow the following article of Dong Travel immediately.

1. Time to travel to Sapa in the ripe rice season

In Sapa, the only ripe rice season is in June, which is the summer-autumn crop. People in the country will start sowing seeds in the first days of May.

Around July, August, the rice will be green. And by September, October, the rice fields will turn golden iridescent. Forming an eye-catching golden carpet on the terraced fields.

You can admire this overwhelming beauty on any road when traveling in the ripe rice season in Sapa. However, you should not miss the two golden times, dawn and dusk.

2.How is the weather in Sapa in the ripe rice season?

Which season is the most beautiful in Sapa? This must be the question of many tourists when thinking of Sapa.

Sapa's weather in September, October - the ripe rice season in Sapa is quite cool and only chilly, extremely comfortable. Because at this time, there is a weather intersection between hot summer and cold winter. This is the most suitable time for you to travel to Sapa in the ripe rice season.

The average temperature in Sapa in October fluctuates between 15-20 degrees. In the early morning or at night, the temperature can drop below 15 degrees, so it is quite cold. The day will still be sunny, so the weather at this time is cooler and more comfortable. With such good weather, Sapa in September and October is likened to a miniature Dalat in the Northwest mountains. Very suitable for vacations.

3. Where to see the most beautiful rice terraces in Sapa?

3.1 Sapa village in rice season

Entrance fee to the villages: from 30,000 VND to 45,000 VND.

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Ta Van Sapa village in the ripe rice season. (@gnarttrang)

The villages in the ripe rice season of Sapa appear to visitors near and far like a picture of a peaceful countryside, sleeping peacefully in the bright yellow of fragrant rice fields, in the distance are layers of brown roofs. glimpses hidden, winding roads.

All in harmony and fit to form an extremely peaceful scene for visitors when visiting.

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Beautiful view of rice terraces. (@phamthiphuongthaohd)

The villages with the most beautiful scenery in Sapa in the ripe rice harvest season you must definitely visit include: Ta Van, Cat Cat, Ta Phin,... These are all densely populated villages and interspersed between beautiful terraced fields.

You can rent a motorbike from the center of Sapa town and start the journey to discover the villages here.

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A corner of Cat Cat village in Sapa in the ripe rice season. (@luannguyen9449)

3.2 Conquering Fansipan Peak in Sapa's ripe rice season

Cable car ticket price: 550,000 VND/child and 750,000 VND/adult.

Entrance fee to Fansipan peak: 150,000 VND/person.

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The cable car goes to the top of Fansipan. (

Experiencing the feeling of conquering the top of Fansipan mountain - the famous roof of Indochina during the distance of 6292.5m within 15 - 20 minutes of taking the Sun World Fansipan Legend cable car, there are really no words that can happen.

During the journey of discovery, you will admire the whole scenery of ripe golden rice fields below the vast Muong Hoa valley and the majestic and magnificent beauty of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range.

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Sapa terraced fields in the ripe rice season seen from the cable car. (@findyourhappyplate)

And the end point of the cable car journey is the legendary Fansipan peak. The weather at the top of Fansipan in October is quite cold, making the scenery around Fansipan engulfed in a white cloud and hazy fog. Makes you feel like you're in a fairyland.

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Terraced fields seen from the top of Fansipan. Going in the ripe rice season in Sapa will be even more beautiful with the bright yellow color of the rice. (@phong_michael)

3.3 Sapa Heaven Gate

Visiting Sapa Heaven Gate in October in Sapa's ripe rice season, you can see firsthand the panoramic view of a large valley, along with the golden terraced fields in the ripe rice season.

In the distance, you can see Silver Waterfall, dim houses hidden in the sea of clouds and the majestic Mount Fansipan.

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From the heaven gate, looking far away, visitors will have a panoramic view of the beautiful Sapa ripe rice terraces. (@tonyspinelli66)

The road to Sapa heaven gate is located in the most impressive "four great mountain pass" road of Vietnam. The way up is extremely winding and winding. There are many sharp turns, many narrow roads.

One side is a steep cliff, the other side is a deep abyss. The most perfect time to conquer O Quy Ho pass and go to Sapa Heaven Gate is when the sun rises. At this time, it will be much easier to observe the road and surrounding scenery.

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The majestic scenery at Sapa Heaven Gate. (@joy_rahit)

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Not only can you see the terraced fields, you can also experience the feeling of hunting clouds here at Heaven Gate.(@hoanghoan_2018)

3.4 Ham Rong Mountain

Ham Rong Mountain is a mountain located in the majestic Hoang Lien Son range, only 3km from the center of Sapa town.

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Panoramic view of Sapa ripe rice season from the top of Ham Rong mountain. (@yzumi.pei)

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Ham Rong Mountain is one of the ideal places to see terraced fields in Sapa's ripe rice season. (@seudaudo)

Standing on the top of Ham Rong mountain, you can see the panorama of Sapa town, Muong Hoa valley and Ta Phin and Sapa villages hidden in the smog below.

Ham Rong Mountain today is developed into a tourist area with many typical flowers of the Northwest mountains. The most prominent is the orchid garden with many rare orchid varieties.

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You can also observe Muong Hoa valley on Ham Rong mountain. (@wts.channn)

4. What to prepare for hunting rice?

4.1 Reservations

The ripe rice season in Sapa is also the peak tourist season here. Domestic and foreign tourists from all over the world also flocked in. Therefore, hotels with a view of terraced fields are also very quick to fill up rooms half a month before, which is very normal. Therefore, in order not to miss this opportunity, it is best to arrange the time to book a room as soon as possible. If possible, book 1 month before departure as possible.

4.2 Booking a car

If the room is already full quickly, the passenger car moves even faster than full. Because so far, the number of passenger cars serving to transport passengers to Sapa has always been in a state of insufficient supply and demand. So as soon as you book a room, you should also book a bus ticket to get a seat you like. Should choose reputable, quality bus companies, ensure 1 seat per person, specializing in serving the Hanoi - Sapa route such as: Ha Son Hai Van, Sapa Express, Green Bus, Inter Bus,.... Absolutely do not go. The cars move from the provinces, because 100% of you will be crammed, crammed together in the car compartment.

4.3 Going to Sapa in the ripe rice season, what to wear to look beautiful

As mentioned before, Sapa in the ripe rice season is extremely beautiful, with light sunshine and very cool weather. The average temperature is in the range of 17-25 degrees Celsius. In this weather, it's fine to wear anything as long as you feel comfortable and like it.

Guys just need a simple t-shirt with trousers and slacks to be beautiful. As for the girls, you can enjoy wearing countless dresses, maxi dresses, bodysuits or just a simple t-shirt and jeans that are enough to look beautiful and shimmering.

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Simple jeans and T-shirts will be suitable for traveling in the ripe rice season of Sapa (@jerrynguyennnn)

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The attractive dress helps confidently drop the body to check in with the ripe rice season in Sapa (@meomeo00o)

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Warmer with a long coat (@ngocxuan.nguyen.201)

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Dress up with a light jacket and comfortable feminine shoes (@_tranhe_)

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Dynamic and youthful with a short pleated skirt on the pillow combined with a T-shirt and sports shoes will also be suitable to watch the ripe rice season in Sapa. (@flori7710)

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f you guys have poor cold tolerance, you can combine a thin high-collar sweater with trousers and a shirt. (@zino_pham)

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Long skirt and familiar travel hat (@_im.rot_)

4.4 Some items can't forget to bring

Hunting in the ripe rice season in Sapa, you should bring:

♦ Selfie Stick or Tripod to get the perfect angle selfies.

♦ Lightweight dark sports shoes and slippers (for easy wading if needed).

♦ Sunscreen.

♦ Hats, sun hats.

5. Enjoy Meo apple wine - the outstanding specialty of Sapa's ripe rice season

In addition to the immense mountain scenery, the misty town is also famous for many typical specialties of the Northwest mountains in the ripe rice season of Sapa. Some dishes can be mentioned such as: sour bamboo shoots, kitchen buffalo meat, armpit pork, Thang Co, cat cabbage,... All are specialties available all year round in Sapa. However, if you come to Sapa in October, there is a certain specialty you must try once, which is Apple Cat.

The people here will soak the apples to make the famous Meo apple wine in Sapa. The fruit is not only delicious to drink, but also has many very good medicinal uses.

Above is the whole experience of traveling to Sapa in the ripe rice season that Dong Travel wants to send to you. Hopefully the above useful information will help you have a great trip in the upcoming ripe rice season in Sapa. And do not forget to contact Dong Travel immediately to book yourself an attractive Sapa tour at a very affordable price.

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