Sa Pa's Sweeping Views And Stunning Rice Terraces Will Enchant You

05/04/2014 08:00 am ET

With distinctive rice terraces, sweeping views and a unique culture, Sa Pa has a lot going for it.

Located 4,921 feet above sea level in the Lào Cai Province of Vietnam, Sa Pa has become a hot spot for tourists seeking stunning natural landscapes. The town overlooks a valley of stair-like rice terraces below offering incredible, enchanting views.

The "frontier town" today is home to a number of local hill tribes, including the Hmong and the Dao. Economic changes and military presence has caused a number of cultures to move through Sa Pa, creating a unique cultural diversity.

Check out photos of Sa Pa via the Instagram blog below.

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