Sa Pa rooftops
Incidents of Travel > Northern Vietnam > Sa Pa

With the Longs I took an overnight train to Sa Pa, a village in the mountains near the border with China, and spent a long weekend there.

A popular retreat during the warmer months during French colonial times, Sa Pa has undergone a resurgence with the recent tourist boom.

In a country where many still cannot afford radios, public loudspeakers are widely used for public service announcements, musical entertainment, and propaganda.