In center of Sapa Townlet, Sapa District, Lao Cai District; 33km from Lao Cai City.
Ham Rong Mountain is an attractive tourist area in the center of Sapa Townlet.
Legend has it that in the distance past, all
animals lived together in a chaotic environment. One day, Jade Emperor
gave an order that every species of animal had to find for them an area
to live. Having heard the order, they scrambled for a place to reside.
The three brothers of dragon who were living in a large lake hurriedly
ran to the east but could not find any place; they then ran tothe west.
The two older brothers ran fast and came to the destination first. The
youngest brother ran slowly and strayed into the crowds of lions,
tigers and big cats. Fearing that these animals would attack it, the
dragon opened its mouth to defense itself. At that time, the order of
Jade Emperor was no longer available, so the three dragons petrified.
The two older dragons, which were waiting for their brother, face Lao
Cai City, and the youngest one raising its head and opening mouth faces
the Hoang Lien Mountain Range. So the mountain is named Ham Rong (Jaw
Visitors to Ham Rong have chances to climb up the
San May (Cloud Yard) to enjoy the panorama of Sapa Townlet, visit the
orchid gardens with beautiful and colorful flowers. In addition, Ham
Rong Mountain has numerous caves and stones in extraordinary shapes.