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Shin Chai Village Terraced Rice Fields

Shin Chai Village terraced rice fields -- a famous tourist destination in the Lao Cai province-- is like Sapa’s stairway to heaven, a clear proof of the natural beauty endowed to this small town.

The field bears its colours proudly — its gold and green hue contrasted by the shadows of the surrounding hills makes the place such an iconic beauty, a panoramic view that comes to mind when someone mentions Sapa. Apart from its stunning features, Shin Chai Village terraced rice fields is a great place for relaxation and meditation — the gentle cool breeze coming from the nearby forests brings a certain calm that can only be found here. Walk into one of the nearby villages to know more about the locals, their culture, and their way of life.



Shin Chai Village terraced rice fields is located at Cau May Street, Sapa, Vietnam.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily, 24 hours.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Sapa tours which include a stop at Shin Chai Village Terraced Rice Fields cost around USD 55.


How to Get There

  • Board a train from Hanoi to Lao Cai.
  • Board a bus to Sapa.
  • From Sapa, rent a motorbike to Shin Chai Village (if you’re traveling DIY).
  • Transportation is provided by organised tours.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is between 1 to 3 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Shin Chai Village Terraced Rice Fields is between March to May, and between September and November.



If you’re part of a tour, meals are already provided in the tour fee. However, if you’re traveling DIY, you can avail food from nearby villages, or you can bring your own food and water.


Nearby Attractions

  • Fansipan Mountain
  • Silver Waterfalls
  • Sapa Museum
  • Cable Car Sapa
  • Tram Ton Pass



For accommodations, head over to the town center. Hotels like Sapa Panorama Hotel, Sapa Center Hotel, Phoung Nam Hotel, Sapa Vista Hotel, Sapa Elite Hotel, and BB Sapa Hotel offer rooms at rates ranging from USD 20 to USD 60.


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