Ham Rong Mountain is a dragon-shaped mountain located right next to Sapa town center, and is also a famous eco-tourist site of this beautiful Sapa tourist destination. This is one of the few mountains of Vietnam with a beautiful image and a good legend.
Ham Rong mountain is becoming the most attractive ecotourism area at Sapa tourist destination. By the name of Ham Rong, from a distance, random rock cliffs will be put together like a dragon head.
Many people explain this dragon’s head with a romantic legend. In the past, this place was the home of dragons who loved each other intensely. Shortly thereafter, just as the dragons were having fun without knowing that the cataclysm struck until they were engulfed by the giant water. The dragon struggled vigorously and was lucky to escape while the dragon was exhausted, so he was engulfed in the water. Over time, the dragon turned petrified, the body became the majestic Hoang Lien Son range and the first part was Ham Rong mountain.
Ham Rong mountain has a romantic legend
Adjacent to the town, Ham Rong mountain is one of the musts for tourists when visiting Sapa.
Being shaped like a dragon’s head dimly looming in the thin veil of the early morning, Ham Rong (Dragon Jaw) Mountain that is fine combination of man-made and natural landscape is an attractive tourist area in the center of Sapa town.
Ham Rong mountain attracts many visitors every day
Ham Rong is home to numerous kinds of flowers and orchard gardens. Wandering stone paths leads tourists to wild peach forest, then orchid gardens with more than 6000 orchid plants belonging to 194 kinds. 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 cheery blossom. Mountain fruits like peach, plum, and pear are also found here. The scenery hidden in the fog and echo sound from bamboo flute of Mong minority boy change this place into a heaven on the earth.
Another interesting activity is conquering San May (Cloud Yard), the peak of Ham Rong Mountain at the altitude of 1800m to enjoy the imposing panorama of Sapa town. In sunny days, from here tourists can even see the peak of Fansipan under clear sky with white cloud floating around. Along the way to San May, tourists may drop by Cong Troi 1, Cong Troi 2 (Heaven Gate1 and 2) for resting and photo taking. These places also offer visitors a great view to French villas and terraced fields below.
The best time to visit Ham Rong is spring, when all flowers in the mountain blossom, boast their beauty and perfume.
The foot of Ham Rong Mountain is only a short walk from Sapa church. It just takes tourists staying in Sapa town very few minutes to walk from their hotel to Ham Rong Mountain.
If you have the opportunity to travel Sapa, you should set foot on Ham Rong mountain. Stand at the ledge, hear again the story of mountain legend. Ham Rong Mountain is like the most beautiful picture of nature, making the people come to the house, but the people walking do not leave in Vietnam tours.