Tycoon wants to cover Sa Pa's mountains in more concrete and metal in the form of a massive resort-entertainment-golf complex that includes a tram to the top of Fansipan Local ethnic minority guides and tourists climbing the Fansipan Peak on foot. Experts are concerned that Fansipan, Indochina's highest mountain, and the resort town of Sa Pa, will lose much of their natural beauty to an aerial tramway and several other recreational facilities that will be built in the next two years. Photo by Ngoc Thang The Sun Group has broken ground for the construction of an aerial tramway connecting Sa Pa and Fansipan - the tallest peak in Indochina - prompting fears that one of Vietnam's most beautiful natural landscapes will no longer be so natural. Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai and former Party chief Le Kha Phieu attended the ceremony and issued a "groundbreaking order" for building the tramway, expected to be the "longest, highest and most complicated" aerial tramway in the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Sa Pa to lose its natural beauty for a tramway
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VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese call this weed as "co nhung." while its scientific name Zoysia tenuifolia Trin. The plant has a magical effect which Vietnamese have just found: it can help recreate cells, especially liver cells. Â Tran Ngoc Lam, who has become well known in Vietnam with the nickname "forester," who traveled up hill and down dale to look for the herbs to treat his incurable disease, was the discoverer of co nhung. Seven years ago, Lam usually picked up some kinds of weed to make soup for himself when he went to the forests. He cherished the small heart-shaped leaves, purple blue, with iridescent fibers like sparkles. At that time, no one in Vietnam knew about the kind of weed, while it was not mentioned in any botanical books. And Lam gave a name to the weed "kim tuyen", which means "silver lame." Lam then found out that the weed was a very precious plant. He said this was the second important element in the remedy to treat his … [Read more...] about Precious weed which can recreate cells getting exhausted in Sa Pa
There are different ways to travel to Sa Pa, but basically there are 3 choices for tourists: traveling with self-organisation, asking for help from a travel agent or a combination of the 2. Which is the most suitable way for you? Preparation period Sa Pa is a mountainous town in the north of Vietnam which is very famous for the settlements of different tribes of ethnic minorities. It was a place chosen by the French in Vietnam before 1950 for holidays to take shelter from the heat of the sun in summer. Therefore, it is well known for not only the natural scenery of mountains and forests but also French architecture with a set of old buildings. Many tourists, regardless of whether they are Vietnamese or foreigners, would love to visit Sa Pa at least once in their lifetime; so the question first raised is, “How do we get there?” The most convenient way to approach Sa Pa is to catch a train to Lao Cai and then a bus from Lao Cai to this challenging town. If you want to get … [Read more...] about How to visit Sa Pa?
Homestay services in Ta Van, Lao Chai and Ta Phin have recently beenpacked with domestic and foreign holidaymakers who love to learn aboutthe daily life of local residents through eating, living and workingwith them. Terrace fields in Sa Pa Located in Muong Hoa valley, at the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountainrange, Ta Van commune impresses tourists at first sight by spectacularnatural scenery with terrace fields, high mountains, and traditionalhouses.Patrick O’Regan from New Zealand shared that he knows Sa Pa throughhis friends who traveled there and had a lot of compliments on thenature as well as the unique culture of Vietnam.That was the reason why he and his family chose a homestay tour in arural area in Sa Pa to explore the local culture and customs, he said.Dev Dervesh, a tourist from India, said he enjoyed very much thestay at The Little H’Mong House at Ta Van’s Giang Ta Chai Mong village.He planned to stay longer in Sa Pa during his trip to … [Read more...] about Homestay tourism in Sa Pa attracts holidaymakers