Being shaped like a dragon’s head dimly looming in the thin veil of the early morning, Ham Rong Mountain (Dragon Jaw Mountain) is a fine combination of man-made and natural landscape is an attractive tourist area in the center of Sapa town.
Ham Rong Mountain
Ham Rong Mountain is a small, 1800 meter high mountain that belongs to the majestic Hoang Lien Son Range. Situated about 30 kilometers from Lao Cai Town and in the center of Sapa town, it just take a few minutes for visitors to walk from their hotel, pass Sapa church and reach the foot of the Mountain.
A panorama view over Sapa town
View From Ham Rong Mountain
Ham Rong Mountain looks like a jaw of a dragon opening wide to the sky from afar. It is an ideal destination for those who want to conquer a height and contemplate the wild and beautiful nature of a mountainous region with the clouds flowing gently above. The path leading up to Ham Rong Mountain consists of many stone steps and a winding trail higher up will help to see small streams lazily run through bushy foliage. Once conquering San May (Cloud Yard), the peak of Ham Rong Mountain at the altitude of 1800m, visitor can enjoy the imposing panorama of Sapa town. From the main road up hill, travelers will find themselves in an orchid -garden with over 400 species of colorful blooms. Besides, there are a lot of indigenous and exotic flowers grown along the paths like Lily of the Nile, hydrangea, geraniums, ox-eyed daisy and cherry blossom.