3 interesting suggestions for buying gifts in Sapa

If you have a chance to visit Sapa, you definitely should not ignore choosing some pretty gifts for your loved ones. Three suggestions below may help you buy a meaningful gift in this unique mountainous town

1.     Sapa brocade products

Most travellers to Sapa are likely to be impressed by lovely brocade items. You will see brocade products are widely sold in any souvenir shops in Sapa markets or you might be invited to buy a hand-made brocade item by a Hmong woman right on the street. A brocade fabric which is just small as a hand is fruits of work during half month of ethnic girls. It might take a couple of months to embroider a shirt by hand. Just look at meticulously embroidered brocade items, you will understand the diligence as well as patience of ethnic people living in Sapa. Exploring sapa

Lovely brocade items are ideal gifts from Sapa, Vietnam

Lovely brocade items are ideal gifts from Sapa, Vietnam

2.     Sapa seasonal fruits

As Sapa’s weather is relatively cool throughout the year, peach and pear are two most typical fruits in the town. Do not surprise when you see peaches and pears in Sapa are quite small, just as big as a tea cup, they are covered by a very thin layer of white powder and have a very unique flavor which is a harmony combination of sweet, sour and also a little bit acrid tastes. According to a tip from local people, before buying Sapa peach, you should firstly buy a special basket for holding fruits instead of putting them in plastic bags. Vietnam and Indochina holidays

Peach and pear are two most typical fruits in Sapa

Peach and pear are two most typical fruits in Sapa

3.     Traditional medicinal herbs

Medicinal herbs of local ethnic people in Sapa attract both domestic travellers and foreign ones. However, it will be better to have a local friend or guide who is knowledgeable to help you find out the right herbs you need and at reasonable prices. There are plenty of kinds of Dao’s medicinal herbs sold in the markets in Sapa. You can buy natural medicinal herbs for treating some specific kinds of diseases or also for herbal bath and traditional massage

There are plenty of kinds of Dao’s medicinal herbs sold in Sapa’s markets

There are plenty of kinds of Dao’s medicinal herbs sold in Sapa’s markets

It will be wonderful as you have a nice trip in Sapa and then bring home meaningful gifts for your loved ones

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