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

| 10 Nov 2016


Cat Cat and Sin Chai walks
Walk west from town

Our rating
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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