Located in Lao Cai province, Fansipan Mountain is about 9 km Southwest of Sapa Town. This mount belongs to Hoang Lien Son Mountain range in the Northwest of Vietnam and within the border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau Provinces. Considering as the roof of the Indochinese peninsula; at 3,143m altitude, Fansipan is known as the highest mount in Vietnam.
The flora of Fansipan is diverse with over 1,680 species of plants, including some very rare species and can only be found here. Therefore, this is an ideal tourist destination if visitors are filled with passion for places requiring conquest and adventure as well as for those fancy discovering the diversity of nature of Fansipan.
At Mount Fansipan, there will be different trees depending on the height. There are jackfruit or cotton plant at the foot of the mountain. The area under 700m high is covered by vast tropical forests with many kinds of vines; from 700m to over 2000m high, it is a land for seed crops such as cloves and pine trees. And from a height of 2,800 m to the summit, this is a place of short Phyllostachys aurea of bamboo family (about 25-30cm tall), and some species of rosaceae, chrysanthemum and others. Besides, tourists can climb up Mount Fansipan to admire the orchids and wildflowers along the mountain peak, especially in the spring.
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In addition, in the area of Mount Fansipan, there are some waterfalls located at the foot of Fansipan mountain such as Cat Cat Waterfall, Silver Waterfall, Cold Waterfall, Ham Rong Waterfall or on the way to the top, there is Love Waterfall. These waterfalls are known as the resting places not only for tourists or climbers to take a rest after a long journey but also for sightseeing and take photographs.
The period from September to March of the following year is a good time to climb up the mountain here Meanwhile, February is a suitable time for tourists wishing to admire the typical flowers of Fansipan region when flowers all bloom on the mountain.
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