Recently, Bac Ha Plateau is a hot name on the tourist map of Vietnam. What does this place have that attracts frequent travelers? Discover the tourist attractions in Bac Ha Plateau now and plan to explore the white plateau!
Brief introduction about Bac Ha Plateau
Location: a district in the Northeast of Lao Cai, located in Lao Cai and Ha Giang, Vietnam.
Not as noisy and bustling as Sapa, Bac Ha plateau attracts tourists with its unspoiled beauty and intact cultural values. This place not only owns many beautiful landscapes, the “white forest” beauty imbued with the natural features of the Northwest highlands such as dreamy, majestic mountains and friendly and hospitable ethnic people.
- Tien Sa Waterfall – The fairy scene flowing through Cat Cat village
- Sapa Love Market – the cultural beauty of the Hmong people
- Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver) – The violin of the mountains of Sapa
How to move to Bac Ha
Bac Ha Plateau is located more than 70km from Lao Cai and more than 300km from Hanoi so that visitors can travel by many different means such as motorbikes, cars, or buses. You can go by bus or drive your vehicle when moving to the Bac Ha, and then you can rent a motorbike to walk around everywhere freely.
Besides, if you travel by bus, you can combine Bac Ha and Sapa travel in the same trip, why not? From Bac Ha bus station, you can catch a bus to Sapa town.
When is the best time to go to Bac Ha ?
Referring to Bac Ha Plateau, everyone has to admire the unique beauty of this white plateau. We will suggest you some particular times when you should come to this white plateau:
– In spring, before and after Lunar New Year: This is the season of plum blossoms
– Bac Ha Horse Racing Festival: Every year, at the beginning of June, after the plums are ripe, the festival will be held. If you’re traveling during this time, you can join them too!
– The Land procession and Water procession festival is held on January 15 every year.
– Bac Ha market will take place every Sunday.
– On the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, the Bac Ha temple festival will occur.
The ideal time that tourists should come to Bac Ha is in early spring. This time is the season of Tam Hoa plum blossoms in white bloom in Ta Chai, Ban Pho, Na Hoi, Nam Mon, Lau Thi Ngai, Lung Phinh. Visitors will enjoy discovering and admiring the immense beauty of white plum blossoms blooming in the spring sunshine. Few places in the Northwest can be like spring on Bac Ha White Plateau.
Attractions in Bac Ha Plateau
Thai Giang Pho flower valley in Bac Ha
Standing out in the middle of the Bac Ha Plateau, the flower valley of Thai Giang Pho appears brilliantly sparkling with full colors blooming throughout four seasons. This place attracts many tourists from near and far with more than 200 blooming flowers such as lavender, evening primrose, hydrangea, orchid. In which, orchids are also grown a lot in this flower valley.
In addition, visitors also have the opportunity to breathe the fresh air of the Hmong village with corn and green rice fields stretching endless. Especially the quiet space of the town will help visitors have Time to relax, get away from the hustle and bustle of work.
Bac Ha market
In the Bac Ha plateau, every Sunday, the market opens again. The boys and girls who come to the market will wear traditional clothes of linen or brocade. Bac Ha Market is a place to buy and sell and focuses on the essence and cultural characteristics of ethnic minorities living here. In addition to the locals, the fair also attracts many tourists coming here to explore and shop. You can enjoy many rustic specialties in Bac Ha market such as pho, Thang Co horse – Thang Co buffalo, colored sticky rice, corn cake, sticky rice cake.
Tien Cave – Bac Ha Plateau
Coming to Bac Ha plateau, you should not miss Hang Tien because this is one of the most beautiful caves in Bac Ha. Upstream of the Chay river about 6km from the center of Bao Nhai commune, the boat will take visitors through the ancient citadel of Trung Do, flanked by primeval forests and cliffs with all shapes, helping you to feel like you are in the space of the old city.
Hang Tien is associated with the legend of the three fairies. Once upon a time, three fairies were sent by the Jade Emperor to visit the world. After seeing this charming place, the girls never wanted to return. After the time expired, when his three children did not return, the Jade Emperor got angry and sent a thunderbolt down to punish the crime. All three of them hid in a cave about 200m above the water surface on the wall. Due to not complying with the mandate, the angry thunder trampled a corner of the mountain where the three fairies lived. Knowing that she could not escape punishment, her father committed suicide. The body upstream was carried downstream where the center of Bao Nhai commune is now, picked up by the villagers to make a Ba Co Temple shrine.
Some famous dishes in Bac Ha Plateau
If you have traveled to the white plateau without enjoying the specialties here, you should not admit that you have been to the Bac Ha plateau! Here are a few dishes to eat when you wander at Bac Ha market:
– Thang Co: Made from horse meat and organs, adding some typical spices and forest leaves, Thang Co is a traditional dish of the Hmong people.
Corn Wine Bac Ha, also known as maize wine specialty Ban Pho, is a delicious drink ethnic Hmong and Dao. The corn here is used to make corn wine, a type of glutinous corn grown on high mountains, so the grain is substantial. Corn wine is also cooked in a miracle, about 7-8 days. Corn wine in Bac Ha plateau gives visitors a pungent, mellow feeling.
– Unique 7-color sticky rice of the Nung Din ethnic group. This is a traditional dish with many special meanings in each color. The fragrant plasticity of the sticky rice mixed with the spicy taste of the forest leaves will make you ecstatic.
Bac Ha Plateau attracts many tourists near and far by its idyllic and rustic nature. Those who have never been there are eager to go, and those who have come are reluctant to leave. We are sure that you and your loved ones will have a complete experience in the upcoming trip to Bac Ha plateau, right? You can visit other tourist attractions here!