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On the border of China lies a beautiful place called Sapa. This is one of the main areas for growing rice and is situated high up the hills. The Fansipan Mountain, which is the highest mountain in Indochina at 3143 metres, borders Sapa. It was very misty but still was the perfect day for a 12km trek. The trip started in Hanoi on Friday night when I caught the train to Sapa. It is a 9 hour drive but there is now busses running from Hanoi to Sapa, 5 hours.
Vida and Lynette from Singapore, joining on the trip
Sapa and one of the the ethnic groups, the black H'mong.
The Bamboo tree can grow 10m and higher within a year.
Beautiful tour guide, Mao
A plant that is used to make Indigo colour
A house of a local farmer. The children all share one bed. The bags are rice.
Day ended with dance and lunch (Sweet & Sour prawn, honey basted duck, beef & mushroom, greens and corn soup)