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Visit Thac Bac (Silver Waterfall) in Sa Pa

The road to Thac Bac (Silver Waterfall) is really an unforgettable experience with terraced fields, lush forests, and flowers blooming. This place inspires many people who long to explore. Let’s discover this waterfall in the following article.

How to reach Thac Bac?

From an altitude of 200 meters, Muong Hoa stream brings the vitality for plants behind the fog. Crossing the stream, the flow creates Thac Bac ( Silver Waterfall).

Thac Bac is extremely attractive.

From Sapa (Lao Cai), tourists can take a bus or ride a motorbike, and move about 12 km to the west until they reach Silver Waterfall, a majestic waterfall which also hides a lot wild and wonderful features.

Majestic Thac Bac

Going ahead of the winding roads, breathing in the mountain air, and hearing the birds, visitors feel excited. In Sapa there are four seasons having mist in the early morning. Especially the area around the Silver Waterfall  has a chilly summer. Guests soak in the cool stream, wash all worries, chat, and relax under the shade of green trees.

See more: Top 7 Amazing Waterfalls in Vietnam

Mountainous Tastes 

Going along Silver Waterfall, visitors see Hmong girls carrying baskets or sling lovely babies. Their cheeks are pink and they offer hand made products for guests as souvenirs.


 H'mong women

This place is also very busy with highland markets selling souvenirs of ethnic minorities such as rings, hats, purses, embroidered towels, alcohol, valuable medicinal plants derived from Hoang Lien Son Range, and herbal tea. Especially, brocade products are really various and extremely impressive colors. In addition, there is a food zone serving mountainous specialties available for visitors. Coming to these markets, visitors can enjoy chicken, pigs, jute vegetable soup, “thang co” and more. They are very unique. Many travelers also like to sit under the trees or teahouses to enjoy baked sweet potatoes, grilled corn, grilled chicken eggs and more. The Hmong girls in bright costumes always invite to enjoy apricot wine.

Thang Co-Sapa

A pot of "thang co"

The most attractive dish is “com lam” (bamboo rice) served with grilled sparrows, grilled frogs or barbecue. If you want to go to Sapa, you should take the train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. From Lao Cai to Sapa, moving by car takes about 40 minutes. Coming here, we only need a camera, a bottle of water, a tourist map and ask a motorcycle taxi driver as "guide" who is able to lead you to Silver Waterfall or anywhere in Sapa. Also, guests can ask ethnic villagers to visit and enjoy "home-stay" services at their houses. Currently, the majority of ethnic minority women specialize in guiding tourists in Sapa and can speak some languages such as Vietnamese, English, and French. In Sapa, those who enjoy one of the local delicacies, it is hard to forget their characteristic tastes because every dish in the land of fog has the secret of taste and the different way of processing.


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