Just wondering is there a better way to reach Sapa from China? Sapa is stunning in the summer. I would prefer to spend a few nights in the countryside in a cool climate than in a hot city. Took Vic. Express train in HN overnight -- the best in VN standard, expensive in western standard. I don't like to land in HN, deal with airport taxi, overnight in hotel, check out at 8pm the next day = paying for a second night. It's so hot in the summer to lock luggage at the lobby to wander around.