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Ham Rong Mountain Sapa – A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam

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Ham Rong Mountain Sapa - A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam
Ham Rong Mountain Sapa – A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam

Besides O Quy Ho Pass, Ham Rong Mountain Sapa is a must-visit destination for tourists, especially true backpackers. This is the most well-known mountain in Sapa due to its marvelous landscapes. Moreover, Ham Rong Mountain is also known as a favorite place for travelers to go trekking.

Today, Sun Getaways Travel would like to show you about this incredible spot – Ham Rong Mountain Sapa Vietnam. Let’s figure it out together!

Ham Rong Mountain Sapa Travel Guides

Ham Rong Mountain Sapa introduction

Known as the most famous mountain in the kingdom of fog, Ham Rong Mountain is one of the mountains belonging to the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. Moreover, this mountain is also recognized as an eco-tourism area beloved by a lot of travelers in regions and other countries in the world.

Where is the mountain located?

Ham Rong Mountain Sapa Lao Cai is situated about 3 kilometers from Sapa Town, behind the Stone Church. It is known as one of the mountains in Hoang Lien Son Mountain Ranges. The mountain contains many stone layers stacking each other, which creates the image of a dragon head with an open jaw towards the sky.

Opening hours and ticket price

The opening hours of Ham Rong Mountain eco-tourism are from 7 am to 6 pm every weekday. Adults have to pay 70,000 VND per ticket and children from 1.2 meter height pay 30,000 VND per ticket. Free entrance tickets will apply for children under 1 meter in height.

How to get there?

It is not too difficult to get to Ham Rong Mountain Sapa because it is quite near the town center. You just need to get to Sapa town then follow the directions to the Stone Church. After that, the breathtaking mountain will appear in front of your eyes behind the church.

Ham Rong Mountain Sapa - A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam
Ham Rong Mountain Sapa – A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam

To get there, you can go on foot or drive a motorbike to admire the natural beauty and breathe the fresh atmosphere. The price of renting a motorbike ranges from 80,000 VND to 150,000 VND. You can ask the hotel receptionist for motorbike rental services. Some hotels will offer this service.

Find more information: How to Get to Sapa Vietnam? Best Travel Guide and Tips for Tourists

Best time to visit

The best time to discover Ham Rong Mountain Sapa Vietnam is in spring. It is from January to April annually. Tourists should not miss this time of the year because the floras and faunas in Sapa will take advantage of stable temperatures and new air to bloom and grow vibrantly. Especially, the weather is convenient for tourists to join outdoor activities and explore the natural world in Ham Rong mountain.

Find more information: Sapa Vietnam in March, Sapa Vietnam in November, and Sapa Vietnam in September

Ham Rong Mountain Sapa History

There are various legend stories behind the name Ham Rong Mountain – which means “Jaw Dragon Mountain”. The first story relates to two dragons living together on the mountain. Once upon a time, a local living in Sapa saw a couple of dragons playing happily on the mountain. Accidentally, a big cataclysm appeared and one of the dragons luckily flew into the sky. Another one was left behind on the mountain.

Ham Rong Mountain Sapa - A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam
Ham Rong Mountain Sapa Vietnam – A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam

Time flew, and the dragon living on earth was fossilized but always looked at the sky waiting for their dragon friend who disappeared in the blue clouds. Locals said that this was the reason why the tail of Ham Rong Mountain lasts from the Sun Gate to the top of O Quy Ho Pass and ends at the Muong Hoa Valley.

There is also another story that has been told about three dragon siblings. Everyone said that the three dragon siblings received notifications from the Jade Emperor that each creature had to find their land and boundaries. Three siblings looked at the east but there was no vacancy left.

Ham Rong Mountain Sapa - A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam
Ham Rong Mountain Sapa – A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam

Thus, they run to the west side. Unfortunately, the youngest one could not catch up with the competitive time, hence he was turned into stone with his eyesight to the sun gate and opening jaw posture. Now, Ham Rong Mountain has been discovered and turned into a famous tourist destination since 1996. Visitors can explore various hotspots here such as the Sun Gate, Muong Hoa Valley, or Stone Garden.

What to Explore in Sapa Ham Rong Mountain?

Visiting Ham Rong Mountain will provide tourists with different unforgettable memories during the Sapa trip. They can glimpse picturesque views of Sapa beauty and other beautiful destinations such as the Sun Gate, peach-blossom gardens, or apricot flower gardens. Let’s refer to the below information to get to know more. 

Go cloud hunting and explore Sapa Sun Gate

The first experience you should try when getting to Ham Rong Mountain is to explore Sapa Sun Gate and go hunting with your buddies. Sapa Sun Gate – also called Cloud Gate is the best spot to admire the magnificent beauty of Sapa mother nature. From the gate, you will see the panoramic view of Sapa town, Cat Cat Village, and endless terraced rice fields.

Ham Rong Mountain Sapa - A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam
Ham Rong Mountain Sapa – A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam

Moreover, tourists will be overwhelmed because they can see a thousand layers of dense white clouds in a near distance. Especially, if you can, let’s wait to see the most beautiful moment in Sapa: sunrise and sunset view from the Sun Gate! At that time, do not forget to check in and take some nice photos to save memories!

Discover flower gardens

In Ham Rong Mountain Sapa, there are many flower gardens for tourists to check in and admire the beauty of vibrant flowers. You can visit the Japanese peach blossom garden. The peach blossom will bloom colorfully in spring, which attracts so many visitors coming to take beautiful photos and enjoy the masterpiece view.

Giant cherry blossom trees in Sapa
Japanese peach blossom garden in Sapa

Furthermore, tourists should spend time discovering the orchid flower garden with more than 200 orchid species planted there. Orchid flowers are one of the most valuable and rare flowers because of their aristocratic beauty. Thus, do not miss an opportunity to admire this incredible beauty of orchid flowers in Sapa.

Visit Sapa base transceiver station

The last destination we would like to share with you is the Sapa base transceiver station. Located at a height of 2000 meters compared to the sea level, the station will bring the best view for tourists to admire the panorama of “The Roof of Indochina” – Fansipan Mountain.

Ham Rong Mountain Sapa - A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam
Ham Rong Mountain Lao Cai- A Magnificent Tourist Destination in Vietnam

Also, people see the Sapa town and stunning golden rice field pads at this height. Hence, this station is also an ideal place to admire the Sapa beauty and enjoy sunrise as well as sunset moments here.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, Sapa Ham Rong Mountain is truly a must-visit tourist attraction for those who love to discover the natural beauty, floras, and fauna in Sapa. Sun Getaways Travel has just shared with you all the information about Ham Rong Mountain Sapa. We hope that you will have the best trip ever when traveling to Sapa.

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