Northern border town joins others on German list.
The Berlin-based Wonderslist has recently listed Sapa among the Top 10 most magical places in Asia.
It was described as being a sleepy town a few years ago that now appears in every guide book. People from mountain villages have become accustomed to tourism and sell their goods in their colorful outfits.
Sapa remains a special place, with rice terraces stretching for miles in all directions nearby the town.
Others magical places in Asia include Kashgar in China, Siem Reap/Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Hunza Valley in Pakistan, Varanasi in India, Guilin-Yangshuo in China, Bagan in Myanmar, Lhasa in Tibet, Luang Prabang in Laos, and Bhaktapur in Nepal.