Beautiful Places to Take Pictures when Travelling to Sapa

Holy Rosary Church Or the Stone Church

The Stone church built in 1895 in the heart of Sapa town is the oldest church in Sapa. This church is also known as the church of Our Lady of Rosary, ancient stone church, built in the style of old French architecture, so it is very unique and very special. The church has been embellished and preserved, became an indispensable image with tourists when they come to the town of Sapa. The church was built from hewn stone in Gothic style of Roman. The stone blocks are linked together by a mixture of sand, lime and molasses. The walls of the cross are textured design making the viewers feel like there are stalactites falling down, increasing the natural beauty. Previously, the roof was made of straw lime, but nowadays, has been renewed and tiled.

Sapa Church

After the snowfall in the last months of 2013, Sapa ancient stone church is known as a place with wonderful scenery which is as beautiful as the scenery in the cold European countries by travelers. Sapa ancient stone church has become a symbol of Sapa, the land of snow, since that time. This has attracted tourists to visit, including the couples coming to take wedding photos. No matter they are Christian or not, the ancient stone church in Sapa is the indispensable “wallpaper” for images of countless pre- married couples loving this landscape. Currently, the old stone church is an indispensable location for wedding photography in Sapa.

Ham Rong Mount- Muong Hoa Valley

Ham Rong Mountain


Talking about places to take wedding photos, travel pictures in Sapa, we could not ignore Ham Rong Mountain and Muong Hoa Valley. Ham Rong Mountain is located adjacent to the town of Sapa, just 3 km far away; therefore, tourists can walk there. Standing on top of Ham Rong Mountain, visitors can enjoy panoramic Sapa, Muong Hoa valley, Sa Pa, Ta Phin hidden in smog. Thanks to the existing beauty of Ham Rong, at the hands of human embellishment, this place is now the ideal location of wedding photography of many couples who are going to get married. Taking wedding photographs in Ham Rong, the bride – the groom are like getting lost in the fairy garden with  clouds hovering over and brilliant flowers on the ground.

Muong Hoa Valley

Muong Hoa Valley is in Hau Thao commune, about 8km from Sapa town to the southeast. If you want to reach Muong Hoa Valley from Sapa town, you have to cross a mountain pass along the mountain range. Muong Hoa Valley has the ancient stone carving many strange forms located between trees and terraced fields. In addition, there are Muong Hoa Valley beautiful little stream that stretches for about 15 kilometers, through the town of Lao Chai, Ta Van, Hau Thao and ends at Ban Ho. Thanks to the natural beauty of the scenery and nature here, Muong Hoa Valley has become the favorite tourist destination of many tourists. Here, some couples enjoy their the honeymoon and many couples who are going to get married also come to capture outdoor wedding pictures.

The Heaven Gate

Among scenic spots in Sapa, apart from terraces, bridges, streams, there is an area where people call “Heaven Gate”. Going out of Sapa town, going about 18 km to the north, you have to pass a prettily zigzag and winding  path on halfway up the mountain to go to the Heaven Gate. This road which is called “Tram Ton” by local people travelers is  located on the majestic Hoang Lien Son range. Going through the pass is going to the Heaven Gate, in fact, this Heaven Gate is the summit of Tram Ton Pass. Forgetting all the hardships in the process of climbing here, standing on the peak and enjoying the view of whole Sapa valley, upland fields, paths, waterfalls … you will feel like you are standing in Penglai or a fairy land. It is really beautiful, romantic and incredibly spectacular!

Tram Ton Pass

The Heaven gate is located at an altitude of 1,800 m bordering Lai Chau. This place has attracted countless photographers, amateur and professional paparazzi coming to capture and memorize the spectacular scenery here. Tourists who come here can drop soul to cloudy sky and mountains. Because the scenery is to great, many young couples take wedding photographs when they are travelling here. Heaven gate contributes to enrich the beautiful locations for wedding photography in Sapa.

May bridge

May bridge

Coming to May bridge you can see the mountain landscape, beautiful nature of Sapa. Occasionally, you can encounter the children, the girls of Dao, Giay ethnics… in traditional dress holding an umbrella and guiding tourists to take photograph in the bridge. There are also a lot of couples from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho… who love this scene coming here to take wedding photos. Of course, once they have to “climb the pass, wade streams” coming to May bridge to take wedding photographs, they prepared the dress and costumes very carefully. Most of them choose to wear skirts, dress, ethnic dress to take pictures  which are suitable with the scene and love.

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