Cat Cat and Sin Chai walks - review by Rusty Compass
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Cat Cat and Sin Chai walks

| 10 Nov 2016

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Cat Cat and Sin Chai walks
Walk west from town

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10 Nov 2016

The 3km walk to Cat Cat village is the closest and most popular from Sapa town. While the village sees plenty of travellers, the walk is beautiful - especially in the early morning or on a clear late summer afternoon. It's a good way to start a Sapa journey. Further along, the walks around Sin Chai are less busy and beautiful.

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Development continues to invade the Cat Cat Valley - but it’s still very photogenic and popular with travellers.

If you want to get further away from the tourists, Sin Chai village a further 4kms along is usually quiet (watch out for tour buses).

We last visited in late 2016 and we were pleasantly surprised how delightful the countryside was around Sin Chai - despite so much other development in Sapa.

 

Travel tips
Most travellers walk one way and take a motorcycle taxi (xe om) for an exhilirating ride back to Sapa.

Mark Bowyer
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