Lao Cai


Lao Cai
Lao Cai is a mountainous province in northern Vietnam. Lao Cai tourist area is known for the pristine beauty of the Northern Mountains. Currently, Lao Cai tourism is one of the major tourist destinations of the North with the scenery of Sa Pa town in the clouds, love markets,  Panxipang Mount and Lao Cai-Ha Khau international Border Gate. Prominent tourist attractions in Lao Cai: +, Sapa heaven gate: This pass road which is named Tram Ton crests the majestic Hoang Lien Son range. And the gate of heaven is the top of this pass. +, Ham Rong mountain: situated right in Sapa town, you can take an entire view of Muong Hoa valley, town. +, Hang Tien (fairy grotto): a small Ha Long bay. +, Co Tien mountain (fairy mountain): located in limestone highland region of Chay river, one of Lao Cai tourist sites which you shouldn't ignore. Besides, Lao Cai also has much other attractive destinations.
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Things to see in Lao Cai

Sa Pa

Sa Pa is a highland town in Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam. Sa Pa is one of the places where snow falls in Vietnam. In the 1940s, french people planned, built Sa Pa into a resort, nursing which are quite ideal. There is a full range of hydroelectric power stations, water stations, government offices, coal mines, treasuries, forest ranger stations, asphalt roads and more than 200 Western-style villas in the center of the town. This makes the town look like a European city. Sapa's tourism services are well appreciated by foreign tourists. Sa Pa has many beautiful natural scener...

Cat Cat village

Cat Cat village is a Mong ethnic village located 2 km from Sa Pa town (Lao Cai province, Vietnam). This is a tourist attraction of Sa Pa in particular and Lao Cai in general. The village is within easy walking distance from any hotel in downtown Sapa. Cat Cat cultural village was formed in 19th century by the gathering of some families belonging to some ethnic groups living in mountainous areas of northern Vietnam, especially Black H’Mong. Cat Cat is attractive to tourists not only by the natural scenery, but also by the traditional cultural characteristics of the Mong ethnic peop...

Catcat waterfall

Catcat waterfall

Lao Chai - Ta Van

Lao Chai - Ta Van is inhabited by ethnic minority people, about 7km from the center of Sapa town. If there are no electric poles to bring light to the village, there is no paved road leading to the village, this place is the "characteristic" of the Mong, Dao, Giay, Tay people ... With more modern facilities, indigenous people still retain their traditional culture and traditions. It is also attracting to domestic and foreign visitors. Lao Chai - Ta Van is located under the valley, the two sides are Hoang Lien Son and Ham Rong majestic mountains, surrounded by terraces at the lower level....

Giang Ta Chai village

Giang Ta Chai village is 13 km to the northwest of Sa Pa town, in Ta Phin commune, Sa Pa district, province Lao Cai. Ta Chai is surrounded by more than 50 hectares of primary forest, 30 hectares of regenerated forest with abundant and precious species of animals and plants. Red zao minority people in Giang Ta Chai village in Sapa in Vietnam wear very colorful traditional costumes. In Giang Ta Chai village in Sapa in Vietnam, travelers also can visit wonderful waterfall as well. The Red Dao households in the village, in addition to do the transplanting, breeding, the people also develop...

Supan village

SuPan is a commune in Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam. Located along the Muong Hoa valley as Lao Chai, Ta Van but Su Pan is called "mountainous commune". It is situated on a low hill in the east of the main road; about 17km from Sapa town. SuPan consists of 4 hamlets of the Black H'mong and the Red Dao. Looking down Muong Hoa valley, this is a poor commune of Sapa district because there is less land for cultivation with most land is rocky.  The commune has 368 households, 2005 residents, 98% is Mong tribe; the rest is the Kinh and Dao ethnic groups. Walk through rice and cornf...

Muong Hoa valley

Muong Hoa valley is located in Hau Thao commune, 8 km from Sa Pa town to the Southeast of Vietnam - like a pearl hiding behind the mist for those who love nature, plants looking for. What is special in this valley is the ancient rock with various carvings, interlacing between the grass and the terraced fields of the ethnic minority. Hundreds of sandstone carved with strange characters and patterns that have not been identified source and meaning so far. Stretching over 4 km long, 2 km in width with at least 159 stones, containing many mysterious figures, rocks used to the focus of research of...

Y Linh Ho

Located about 7 km to the southwest of Sapa town, next to Muong Hoa stream. Y Linh Ho is a commune consisting of many small populated villages scattered on serious harsh mountainous terrain with high and steep mountains. Only a few hundreds Black H'mong ethnic people live in this commune. They built raw houses to live and plant corn and rice on the sloping hillside. The only way to get to the commune is to walk from the main road. This is also a place where you will begin your journey to discover the mysterious beauty of Muong Hoa valley and learn about the life of the villagers near Sapa. F...

Silver waterfall

This waterfall falls from the height of 100 meter creating white foam as flowers. You can hear the rumble of this fall from far away, the echo is resounded in the forest to deepen the feeling of wild and mysterious. Standing at the foot of Silver waterfall, watching the vastness of the sky and majestic mountains at the distance, you suddenly feel small before grandiose nature.  

Tram Ton Pass

Sa Pa is famous for its picturesque mountain scenery, green valleys, traditional villages of ethnic minority people, bamboo forest and terraced fields. To feel the beauty of this place, visitors need to go to Tram Ton Pass or Heaven Gate - the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. This is also the place you need to conquer before coming to the roof of Indochina - Fansipan peak.

Fansipan Mountain

With the height of 3142 km, Fansipan peak is an ideal place for climbers who want to conquer height and love venture. On the way to conquer Fansipan peak, tourists also have the opportunity to discover the wonderful nature of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. At the height of 2.400m, you feel like the wind, clouds mixing with forest trees. From the height of 2.800m, cloud suddenly disappear. We only see clear and blue sky. Continue climbing up the mountain, you will see a huge stone block which is covered by small stones like the table. This is Fansipan peak. Nowadays, you can visit Fansipan by c...
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