isiting Thac Bac Waterfall – “The Land Of Fog”
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Visiting Thac Bac Waterfall – “The Land Of Fog”

Sapa has cool climate during the year. It is one of attractive Vietnam vacation spots for those who love mountains and forests, want to experience the wildlife of North Vietnam. Thac Bac Waterfall is a place you should visit when setting your foot on this romantic land.

Situated more than 30 km from the center of Lao Cai city, Sapa is a wonderful tourist destination. Where everyone wish to come visit once. With the average altitude of 1500 m – 1800 m, Sapa Town is always be covered by fanciful clouds. This created a beautiful painting that no other places have. Visitors come here not only can live in the peaceful and quiet atmosphere but also can enjoy the wild beauty of nature. Such are the terraced fieldswaterfalls, majestic mountains and unique cultures of the ethnic minorities H’Mong, Red Dzao, Tay, Xa Pho… Among many wonderful things to do in Sapa, one of the must-do is visiting the majestic Thac Bac waterfall.

Location of Thac Bac waterfall

Thac Bac waterfall

About 30 minutes by motorbike or bus, visitors can take an opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sapa. And also arguably the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam in general. According to statistics, most visitors when joining the Sapa tour, Lao Cai never skip the Thac Bac waterfall destination.

Thac Bac (22.361626 North latitude, 103.778912 East latitude) is an attractive tourist destination in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa districts of Lao Cai province. The waterfall is right next to Highway 4D, the main route to Lai Chau province. While being only 12 km from the center of Sapa town to the west. So it is quite convenient to visit.

What to note before going to Thac Bac waterfall

If you are an adventurer – then you should probably choose a motorbike to visit this place. You can rent a motorbike in Sapa town center for about VND 100,000 – VND 150,000 per day. Or choose a bus for easy transfer.

Don’t forget to bring with you a camera. Because you will not want to miss the wild beauty of nature on your way. And a coat to keep you warm when the night falls. The best time to go here should be early of summer season, from April to July. This time is the beginning of rainy season. The rain will fill in the lake and stream, bringing the cool climate and fresh landscape. In the winter, if you go in November or December, you will have a chance to see the snow. But it can be quite dangerous and very cold.

Soak yourself in the natural beauty of Thac Bac Waterfall

BBQ near Thac Bac

Thac Bac waterfall has long been a famous name in holiday in Vietnam. This waterfall is about 200 meters high. Which is upstream of Muong Hoa stream, located below O Quy Ho pass, about 12 km from Sapa town. Standing below Thac Bac waterfall, we can see the rumbling water flowing down. The white foam bursting made the echo sound spread all over the mountains. That makes a tremendous feel of wildness and mystery. All these things make people seem smaller.

Climbing about 30 meters from the bottom of the waterfalls, visitors will feel like the waterfall is falling toward them. The small streams are rumbling down. Keep moving up to Thac Bac waterfall, you can also contemplate the panoramic view of Sapa Mountain, Sin Chai valley. With the village looming over the fog, surrounded by mountain ranges sprawling to the horizon. Passing the Thac Bac waterfall about 2km, visitors will reach the Tram Ton Station. This is where the journey to conquer Fansipan Mount – the roof of Indochina begins. The Fansipan Mount is another great thing to do in Sapa.

Explore the human culture of Sapa in Thac Bac Waterfall

Hmong boy at Thac Bac waterfall

After climbing and conquering this waterfall with memorable experiences, you can go down and enjoy the specialties of Sapa. Such are grilled birds, grilled eggs, grilled pork… We believe that the foods here are absolutely unique. It brings the forest smell and wildest taste that you will never forget.

Take a walk around the Thac Bac Resort. It is easy to see the H’Mong ethnic women, or Red Dzao in colorful brocade costume. With their pink cheeks, they invite visitors to buy handmade souvenirs such as rings, hats, wallets, embroidered towels…

From the below of the waterfall, take a right turn. Visitors will come to Salmon Farm, where you can see the salmon swimming even in the tropical country. This is the research station of the largest cold water fishery in the country. Salmon are raised with water from the Thac Bac waterfall with more than 1,000 meters of water pipe.

We have just introduced to you the Thac Bac journey. This is one of best things to do in Sapa that won’t disappoint you. It will bring to you a precious experience with different emotions levels that create a worthy Vietnam trip. Let’s contact Origin Travel for more interesting information to prepare for your great trip.

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This three days trip offers a chance to explore the most stunning area of Sapa. You will have both homestay at village and hotel accommodation in Sapa. You have around 6 hours for trekking everyday with foot paths up and down hill mountains, through terraced rice paddies, crossing river and water streams by suspension bridges. Here is also the chance to visit local families, witnessing daily life activities.
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