Lai Chau – the beauty of the Northwest highlands

Lai Chau, the land that contributes to the mysterious charm, the pristine majestic beauty of the Northwest coastal area. Possessing rich tourism potential with many attractive tourist destinations, Lai Chau province has been focusing resources, promoting tourism to breakthrough, gradually turning Lai Chau into an attractive destination in the future. Northwest area.


Muong Than field – fairy valley

Muong Than field in ripe rice season


Muong Than field, Than Uyen district, Lai Chau province is located in the middle of a mountain valley, bearing the beauty of Northwest nature, which is considered one of the four largest fields in the Northwest. If you come here in the ripe rice season, you will see the blue sky with white clouds, the rice fields are bright yellow. And you come here in the pouring water season, you will see a completely different scene. The immense water surface, warmed by the sun, becomes silvery. Besides, do not forget to watch the Muong Than field when the sunset falls, you will see brilliant red dyeing the sky.


Sin Ho Plateau

Sin Ho sea of clouds

Sin Ho (Lai Chau) is known as a cloud-hunting paradise, a destination for adventurous backpackers and young people who love to explore. Sin Ho Plateau is considered the “second Sapa of Vietnam” with an average altitude of over 1,500m above sea level, the average temperature of the year is only about 18 degrees Celsius along with majestic natural landscapes. diverse ecosystem. Anyone who comes to Sin Ho feels like they are lost in the real world, the majestic natural scenery. Hidden in the clouds are houses on stilts, flickering with fire.


Dao San Plateau

Dao San terraced fields


Dao San is located about 60km north of Lai Chau city center, and is the main residence of the Mong, Dao, Thai, and Ha Nhi ethnic groups… The impression of visitors about Dao San is the immense green forests. , cardamom hills stretching to infinity, multi-tiered roads through white clouds, murmuring streams, and terraced fields climbing to the top of the mountain.


Pu Dao village

Pu Dao is a highland commune in Nam Nhun district (formerly in Sin Ho) 13km from Muong Lay town and more than 560km from Hanoi to the northwest. Despite its remote and remote location, with a pristine and pure natural landscape, Pu Dao is quite suitable for those who are passionate about discovering new lands. Pu Dao in the H’Mong language means “highest point”, lying towering on the high mountain, crossing itself on zigzag and dangerous passes. 

To get to Pu Dao, you have to go through Lai Ha Bridge across a tributary of the Da River. From here you will see the other side of the bank are Thai stilt houses hidden under coconut trees, smoke rising from the roof, weaving through the foliage and dispersing into the mist.


O Quy Ho Pass

O Quy Ho deserves the title “First Northwest Pass”. This nearly 50km long pass is the natural boundary between the two provinces of Lai Chau and Lao Cai with most of the territory on the side of Tam Duong and Lai Chau districts, the rest on the misty Sa Pa town of Lao Cai. O Quy Ho is most beautiful at sunset and moonlit nights. That is the time when standing in the middle of the O Quy Ho pass, spreading your eyes far into the horizon, visitors will see the vastness of the Northwest sky.


Dragon Cloud Glass Bridge

Lai Chau Dragon Cloud Glass Bridge is known as the “Road to Heaven” with a glass elevator system which is the first construction in Vietnam with a total height of 300m, designed with three transparent glass surfaces reaching out to the wall. 60m mountain, 5m wide walkway connecting the elevator chamber to the rocky cliff at an altitude of 2,200m above sea level and 548.5m above the ravine altitude of Hoang Lien Son range, with high bearing capacity and safety. The elevator can accommodate 30 people with a moving speed that is not too fast to take guests through the clouds, and freely admire the majestic beauty of the mountains and the landscape… It is estimated that the elevator can operate every hour. moving 1,200 tourists.

Dragon Cloud Glass Bridge Lai Chau is a suitable place for visitors to experience sightseeing tourism, eco-tourism, resort tourism, and adventure tourism with attractive games such as bungee jumping, zipline, skydiving, etc. Hot air balloons, sun wheel … Coming here, visitors will enjoy the feeling of riding clouds and pedaling the wind, enjoying the majestic natural scenery as beautiful as the fairy scene.


Tac Tinh Waterfall

Tac Tinh Waterfall is as beautiful as a watercolor painting.

Tac Tinh Waterfall originates from the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The waterfall flows with white powder, forming a rather large lake that spills out into the valley of Tam Duong district – Lai Chau, becoming the main source of domestic water for the Dao ethnic group. Tac Tinh Waterfall is associated with the touching story of a Dao ethnic couple who could not come together, so they threw themselves down the fast-flowing waterfall to keep their oath of loyalty. Later, the villagers called this waterfall Tac Tinh waterfall to talk about the faithful love of the Dao couple.


Pusamcap cave complex

About 6km from Lai Chau city, on the provincial road 129 connecting Lai Chau city with Sin Ho district, with an altitude of 1,300m to 1,700m above sea level, Pu Sam Cap cave complex is considered as the “Northwest of the Northwest ”. first move”. Currently, Pu Sam Cap has two caves that are welcoming tourists: Thien Mon cave and Thien Duong cave with many magical stalactites with scenes that are both poetic, charming, and mysterious, but equally magnificent. 

Nature has endowed this place with deep green primeval forests embracing majestic waterfalls, cool streams, a very rich number of flora and fauna, and continuous caves with a system of stalactites and stalactites. The underground geyser has undergone millions of years of tectonics with many stalactites with pristine beauty that will surely surprise many visitors.


Attractive community tours

If visitors want to learn about the culture, customs, and habits in the life of the highland people, Lai Chau is the ideal choice. Many recognized community tourism villages such as Sin Sui Ho village of the Hmong people, Tham village of the Lu people, Na Luong village of the Lao people, and Vang Pheo village of the Thai people. gives visitors interesting experiences about local culture, nature, and people. In addition to learning the unique cultural features, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy the unique products and cuisine right in the villages such as goby with ash buried in ash, grilled stream fish, armpit pig, black chicken, sticky rice Upland sticky rice, and wild vegetables.


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