Ham Rong Mountain
Ham Rong Mountain, which is situated in the center of Sapa town, is a remarkable tourist attraction. Legend has it that once upon a time there were a couple of dragons so mad in love that while a biblical flood was rising but they didn't know. When they awoke, it was too late for them to escape from the flood so they were washed away separately. Even now, turned into stone, but due to be natural instinct, the female (Ham Rong Mountain) always looks towards her lover in the west, the Hoang Lien Son mountain range.
Shaped like a dragon’s head in the clouds, Ham Rong Mountain is nearly 2000 meters high with green trees and colorful flowers almost all year round. Most tourists visiting Sapa do the exciting climb up to the mountain. Recently, this tourist site has been upgraded, in which there will be traditional art performance show for tourists when visiting Ham Rong. The path leading up to Ham Rong Mountain consists of many stone steps and a winding trail higher up will help to see small streams lazily run through bushy foliages. About midway, visitors will find themselves in an orchid -garden with more than 400 species of colorful blooms. Standing on the highest point of Ham Rong Mountain, tourists will have a breathtaking view over the romantic Sapa town.
Ham Rong in spring is filled with colorful flowers blooming along the way through. The poetic and grandiose Ham Rong is said to be a fairy land of Sapa for its natural beauty as well as rich cultural value.