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Alphanam to build Muong Hoa Cultural Park in Sapa

Released at: 19:49, 10/05/2017

Alphanam to build Muong Hoa Cultural Park in Sapa

The perspective of the project. Photo: Bao Lao Cai

Northern hill town to have new cultural park in Muong Hoa Valley before 2020.

by Le Diem

Recognizing the potential of Sapa as a travel destination for both foreign and local visitors, the Alphanam Group will build the Muong Hoa Cultural Park in the town with the aim of providing a place full of cultural sites, diverse activities, accommodation, and public facilities.

Its architecture will highlight the beautiful natural surroundings as well as the unique cultural heritage of Sapa’s Muong Hoa Valley.

According to the plan, Alphanam will invite two partners to jointly implement the 100-ha project: the DPA Singapore Designing Company and Marriott International Inc. The Cultural Park is expected to be completed before 2020.

It will be designed in harmony with nature, the local terrain, and the local community, and will provide visitors with unique experiences highlighting the history, cultural heritage, and human values of five ethnic minorities living in the valley.

At an elevation of about 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) above sea level, Sapa is known for its terraced rice fields and trekking trails. The harvest season in October is amazing for both sightseeing and trekking, with beautiful yellow rice paddy fields. It was recently listed in the Top 10 rising destinations in Asia in 2017, by popular travel website TripAdvisor.

The Muong Hoa Valley is about 14 km from Sapa is famed for its breathtaking scenery and is the largest rice-growing area locally. Treks are available along the Muong Hoa River, snaking through the valley and through mountains with strangely-carved stones.

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