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Stone Church of Sapa

Stone Church of Sapa is Location in Sapa Town , Sapa District, Lao Cai Province. Sapa ancient stone church was built in 1895. the ancient church is known as stone church or the Holy Rosary church which is located in the heart of Sapa town built by the French from the early 20th century. 

Total area of the church is 6.000 m2, including the church, the rectory blocks, houses of priests, angels house, the front yard, fences and holy garden.

The church includes 7 spaces, more than 500m2. The bell tower section is 20m high, inside has a bell cast in 1932, with 1.5m high, weighs 500kg, resonates within a radius of nearly a kilometer.

Nowadays, Stone Church of sapa is not only a religious destination of most of parishioners here as well as domestic and foreign tourists, but also a main site for holding many cultural traditional activities of the ethnic people here. In every Saturday evening, people usually organize a popular unique cultural activity often called “the love market”. In the quiet atmosphere of the evening in the highland, the sounds of the traditional instruments of the ethnic people such as flute, trumpet, lip lute, pan flute mix with the featured dances of the ethnic girls and guys. Especially, at Christmas, most parishioners also gather here to celebrate, pray, sing and dance. In addition, they also celebrate many interesting games and activities featuring the culture of the ethnic minority people.
If you get a chance to visit Sapa, don’t forget to look in the Stone Church, a spiritual, religious and cultural destination of Sapa Town in particular and of the northwest in general. The ancient beauty combined with the misty scenery of Sapa Town will pull back your footstep and bring you an indescribable feeling when leaving here. Don’t forget to join Sapa tours with us if you are willing to experience this!!

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