• Nguyen Hong Phuong

Thac Bac Waterfall

Updated: Jan 27

There is no golden waterfall in Vietnam, however, there is a place that so splendid and beautiful that people gave it “one-of-the-kind” name: Thac Bac or internationally known as Silver Waterfall. Thac Bac Waterfall becomes one of the indispensable tourist addresses in the journey of discovering Sapa. 

Thac Bac Waterfall lies beside National Highway No 4D, about 12 km from Sapa Town centre. Thac Bac Waterfall is formed by sources of water from the Lo Sui Tong mountain peak. From the distance, the waterfall looks like a white dragon looking down from the sky. Taking a wiser eye-sight, you can see a stunning view of the surrounding mountains and the last forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. Thac Bac waterfall falls down from the height of more than 100 meters. Standing at the foot of Silver Waterfall Sapa, looking at the vast heaven and earth and the majestic mountains from afar, tourists seem to feel so small before the wonders of nature. When approached, the eye-catching waterfall appears right at the front of tourists. Above is droplets flying out like clouds obscuring somewhat falls; meanwhile, the foot of the waterfall is water bubbles splashing. Even from afar, tourists can also hear the springs chasing each other down Silver Waterfall. It is the enchanting beauty that has promoted numerous tourists to go to one of the unique Sapa attractions.

Thac Bac Waterfall - View from the bottom 

The white water flowing of Thac Bac Waterfall falls down the stream all year round. It takes about 30 minutes by motorbike or bus from Sapa Town for tourists to visit one of few most beautiful waterfalls in Sapa in particular and waterfalls in Vietnam in general. A minor note here that you will need to pay for an entrance ticket. The price is 20,000 VND/ person (~$ 1) so you need to bring Vietnamese cash.   Almost all of the tourists participating in Sapa tours do not miss the tourist site. Magnificent natural scenery on the trips, the pine forests, the chayote gardens spreading over the hillside, the lush fields of roses year round will make tourists forget long haul in order to immerse in the impressive nature. Discovering Silver Waterfall is definitely one of the most unforgettable things to do in Sapa.


A part of Thac Bac Waterfall

Not only that you have a chance to discover Thac Bac Waterfall, far only about 2 kilometres, but tourists will also set foot on Tram Ton, where departs the journey of conquering Fansipan peak and tourists will have a chance to participate in conquering the roof of Indochina. It seems like travelling to Thac Bac Waterfall is not difficult, however, there are still some significance things to keep in mind:  - Bring Vietnamese Cash to pay for the entrance ticket 

- Dress comfortably in warm clothes since the summer is always cool so wearing a thick jacket and trekking shoes will keep you warm and safe from sloppy road

- Bring raincoat in case of raining or splashing water from the falls

- Do not litter. Carry a small bag for garbage.

- Lastly, bring a camera, portable charger, your phone, and a book or a notebook to take notes or to write down your memories.

Thac Bac Waterfall has long been famous as one of the wonderful tourist attractions in Sapa. If you are looking for a place with lovely fresh air walk alongside with a silvery thin but dramatic high waterfall over a high cliff, then Thac Bac Waterfall is the best option for you. Let include Thac Bac Waterfall into your Sapa Itinerary and Custom Asia Travel will be by your side to help you complete your journey. 


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