Lai Chau is a province located between two famous tourist areas Sapa and Dien Bien Phu, next to the economic corridor Kunming – Lao Cai – Hanoi – Hai Phong, with national highways 4D, 32, 12, 279 connecting Lai Chau with Ha Noi – Dien Bien – Son La – Lao Cai – Yen Bai. In addition to the advantage of geographical location, Lai Chau is also a province possessing rich and diverse tourism resources with unique imprints. Visitors to Lai Chau will have the opportunity to visit historical and cultural relics, admire the natural landscape of forests and mountains, discover ethnic cultures, enjoy then singing and unique dishes. These are valuable potentials for Lai Chau Travel to develop tourism types such as sightseeing, ecology, cultural research, adventure sports, or city resort.
- Scenic spots in Lai Chau Travel
- Tac Tinh Waterfall
- Pu Sam Cap cave complex
- Lai Chau Hydropower Plant
- Vang Pheo Village
- Sin Ho Plateau
- Sin Sui Ho community tourism village
- Cultural-Historical Sites in Lai Chau Travel
- Cultural and historical relic of King Le Thai To temple and national treasure stele
- Na Cung village and Na Cung resistance cave
- Shrine of Lady Han
- Tham Dan Chan archaeological site
- Ruins of the Luot village
- Traditional villages – Lai Chau Travel
- Lai Chau Festival
- Culinary of Lai Chau Travel
Scenic spots in Lai Chau Travel
Lai Chau is blessed with many majestic and beautiful landscapes. This place has high mountain peaks beckoning the conquering footsteps of visitors, the waterfalls churning white foam day and night with the golden patches of upland rice terraces waiting for the harvest day. Coming to Lai Chau, visitors also have the opportunity to discover and learn about the highland culture and experience the simple and rustic life of the mountainous people, which is the Sin Suoi Ho village of the Mong people with four radical, cool seasons. ; is the sun-kissed black tooth smile of Lao and Lu girls in Ban Hon, Na Luong (Tam Duong district); These are sleepless nights, ecstatic with pipe and corn wine in Vang Pheo (Phong Tho)
Tac Tinh Waterfall
Tac Tinh Waterfall is also known as Tac Tinh Waterfall or, as the people here call it, Love Waterfall. This waterfall is one of the attractive tourist destinations and attracts many domestic and foreign tourists to admire. Located in Tam Duong town, Tam Duong district, Tac Tinh waterfall is situated in the middle of a mountainous region. The waterfall is like a soft silk strip dropping in the vast space of majestic mountains. Come to Thac Tinh to once admire and discover the poetic and wild picture of this land, enjoy moments of relaxation, lightheadedness and listen to the people here tell about their love for the water. The typical color of the couple has created a waterfall that has both a seductive and mysterious beauty that captivates people.
Pu Sam Cap cave complex
About 6km from Lai Chau city, on the provincial road 129 connecting Lai Chau city with Sin Ho district, the Pu Sam Cap cave complex is considered the “Northwest first cave.” Currently, Pu Sam Cap has two caves that welcome tourists: Thien Mon cave and Thien Duong cave, with many magical and mysterious stalactites containing many touching stories of mountainous people. Pu Sam Cap is always an attractive invitation for tourists near and far.
Lai Chau Hydropower Plant
Lai Chau hydropower plant is located in Nam Hang commune with 1,200MW, ranking third in the country. The capacity of the entire reservoir is 1,215 million cubic meters, creating a massive puddle in vast nature with a clear lake surface and a beautiful blue sky like a watercolor painting. In addition to contributing to socio-economic development, this is also an attractive place to visit when coming to Nam Nhun. Visitors will admire the incredible scenery of immense waves, majestic mountains, and hidden villages along the river by traveling on the hydroelectric lake bed.
Vang Pheo Village
Located about 30km from the center of Lai Chau city, Vang Pheo village (Muong So commune, Phong Tho district) has the distinct culture of the white Thai people. With its unique cultural identity, ageless Xoe dance, unique cuisine, and romantic and charming natural scenery, Vang Pheo village is an attractive community tourism destination of Lai Chau. Coming to Vang Pheo, in addition to admiring the beautiful realistic view, visitors also have the opportunity to experience
daily activities with the villagers such as cooking traditional dishes (rock worms, rock moss, goby buried in ashes, etc.), grilled stream fish, bitter bamboo shoots, bitter vegetable soup); take care of livestock and poultry; go to the forest to collect firewood; down the stream to catch fish; silk car; weaving or participating in cultural activities such as Xoe dancing, fan dance, Thai folk songs, stall dancing, etc.)
Sin Ho Plateau
Immaculate with rocky mountains, floating in the sea of clouds, intermingled with immense primeval forests and cultural identities of ethnic groups, Sin Ho has been an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Departing from Lai Chau city along provincial road 129, 135 more than 60km, visitors will be in Sin Ho town. With a fresh and cool climate, four seasons of clouds, Sin Ho is known by many domestic and foreign tourists as the second Sapa of the Northwest. Coming to Sin Ho, visitors will be immersed in the colors of the market, interact with charming girls and healthy boys, take a medicine bath of the Dao people, and enjoy watching the majestic natural landscape.
Sin Sui Ho community tourism village
More than 30km from Lai Chau city, Sin Suoi Ho community tourism village (Sin Suoi Ho commune – Phong Tho district) is a destination not to be missed by tourists when coming to Lai Chau Travel. Located at an altitude of nearly 1,500m, in the legendary Hoang Lien Son mountain range, Sin Suoi Ho attracts visitors by its majestic natural landscape and fresh climate. Coming to Sin Sui Ho, visitors can also immerse themselves in thousands of colors of orchids, peach orchards, cardamom forests, the landscape of Heart waterfall, immerse themselves in a friendly idyllic lifestyle and discover traditional cultural features. The unique system of the Mong people.
Cultural-Historical Sites in Lai Chau Travel
Lai Chau is a land with rich and unique tangible and intangible cultural heritage treasures and many valuable historical, cultural, and revolutionary relics. There are 22 ranked relics in Lai Chau province, including five national-level relics and 17 provincial-level relics. Besides, Lai Chau is a land that still preserves many relics proving the ancient Vietnamese civilization in caves. The system of archaeological sites in Lai Chau has historical and cultural value and attracts tourists to visit, learn and research.
Cultural and historical relic of King Le Thai To temple and national treasure stele
The relic is located 110km southwest of Lai Chau city center, in the administrative territory of Le Loi commune and Pu Dao commune, Nam Nhon district. According to the old history, after fighting with the army and people of the whole country to defeat the invasion of the Ming invaders (in 1428), in 1431, Le Loi led his army along the Da River to calm the traitor Cat Han, ending the rebellion influence of the Ming Dynasty, unifying the country. After winning the battle (January 1, 1432), Le Loi carved an autograph on the stone stele (Le Loi stele) to deter traitors in the homeland, asserting sovereignty and unifying the country at that time. In 2012, Le Loi stele was moved to King Le Thai To’s temple grounds, 500m away from the old location. National historical relic according to Decision 10/VH-QD, dated September 2, 1981,185 of the Ministry of Culture (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) ranked National Monument and officially recognized as one of the priceless national treasures in 2016. This is a cultural and spiritual work for each Lai Chau people to remember the merits of the national hero Le Loi.
Na Cung village and Na Cung resistance cave
Na Cung is one of the first white Thai people who migrated to Lai Chau chose to live. Nearly 30km from Lai Chau city, Na Cung village is located in the middle of a peaceful valley with the cool Nam So stream, murmuring in four seasons, and the Tung So field filled with the scent of rice. Not only beautiful natural scenery, friendly people, in the village there is also the relic of Na Cung resistance cave where people hid their soldiers during the war years.
Shrine of Lady Han
Lady Ham Temple is located on the bank of Nam So stream, Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province. This temple is the place to worship Han, a talented and beautiful daughter who bravely stood up with her father to fight the invaders. According to legend, Ms. Han came from a poor Thai family in Chieng Sa (now Muong So commune, Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province). She disguised herself as a man and stood up to call on young men to unite to fight the enemy. Han led the uprising of 16 Thai people who resolutely defeated the invaders in the North. After leading the victorious army back, she bathed in Tay An water.
(Muong So commune) and then flew to the sky. Since then, remembering the merits of Ms. Han, relatives set up temples and held festivals right at the water she bathed in.
Tham Dan Chan archaeological site
The archaeological site of Tham Dan Che belongs to Muong Kim commune, Than Uyen district, located on the slopes of a low mountain, in the north is Na Pung field, in the west is Na Tham field and Nam Bon stream. These archeological sites are significant in the system of paleontological fossil sites in the North in general and Lai Chau in particular. Tham Dan Che is the only cave relic that has enough information about the oldest fauna of humankind in Vietnam, with the middle and late Canh Tan periods and cave archaeological remains old stone age, new stone age; is a significant historical source contributing to the study of human origins and the most ancient human cultures in the territory of Vietnam.
Ruins of the Luot village
The relic is located at an altitude of over 600m above sea level, belonging to the watershed of Nam Bon stream (level 1 distributary of Nam Mu river) where has beautiful natural scenery, convenient traffic location near the national highway. 32, 279…, which possesses a typical climate of the alpine tropics all year round. The Luot village in Muong Kim commune is where the first Party Committee and Party cell was established. This is the forerunner of today’s Lai Chau Provincial Party Committee. The relic area is invested in building memorial stele. In October 2003, Than Uyen district was honored to be awarded Hero of the People’s Armed Forces by the State during the resistance war against the French. In 2009, the relic of Luot village was recognized by the province as a revolutionary historical relic.
Traditional villages – Lai Chau Travel
Binh Lu vermicelli noodles
Binh Lu dong vermicelli does not have a shiny, eye-catching yellow color like the vermicelli of Cu Da village (Hanoi) but has a strange attraction to people who enjoy it. The vermicelli has a characteristic aroma, not sour, crispy, chewy. The tiny vermicelli is very soft when cooked but not sticky. Most significantly, the vermicelli can be re-cooked 2-3 times without being crushed. With outstanding advantages, Binh Lu vermicelli has built consumers’ trust and has become one of the specialties of Lai Chau upland.
In Lai Chau, embroidery is found in many ethnic groups, but the most prominent are still embroidered lines and patterns of the Dao, Hmong, Thai, Ha Nhi, Lu people, etc. In addition to decorative embroidery on the costumes. Embroidered products are also decorated on decorations such as towels, bags, and hats to dress harmoniously and splendidly. The patterns show the creativity and sophistication of the embroiderers. Currently, traditional embroidery is still preserved and handed down by ethnic minorities.
Weaving is respected by ethnic minorities and considered a measure of ingenuity, assessing a woman’s role in the family in the village. Most of the Lu, Thai, Dao, Hmong women are proficient in embroidery and weaving. The raw materials for weaving are cotton and flax. Textile products of ethnic minorities are pretty rich in types and very unique patterns. In addition to weaving clothes and skirts, current textile products also have eye-catching bags, towels, slings, blankets, sheets, pillows. Visitors can choose for themselves the products they like as gifts, making memories at the right price.
Lai Chau Festival
Coming to Lai Chau Travel during the festival season, visitors will be immersed in the joyful atmosphere of the ethnic minorities here. Lao people have Bun Voc Nam Festival, Thai people have Then Kin Pang, have Kin hot pot Khau Mot.., Dao people wait for Tu Cai Festival, Ha Nhi people enjoy Ga Ma Thu Festival…, then New Year of corn, new nuggets. Most of the Traditional festivals in Lai Chau are all folk beliefs, rich in poetry and folk performances, containing teachings to teach children and grandchildren good things and unite the community. In festivals, there are often ethnic folk games for the Muong community to enjoy together.
Culinary of Lai Chau Travel
Coming to Lai Chau, visitors will enjoy a lot of unique dishes. It is not a mountain of seafood, nor exotic foods in the world, but the cuisine of Lai Chau people still conquers the taste of the most fastidious diners. Perhaps because of the intense and pungent spices of Mac Khen, the strange aroma of cardamom is mixed and marinated by the skillful hands of the warm and hospitable hosts. The tray of rice of the Lai Chau people cannot lack the eye-catching colors of five-colored sticky rice, the rich taste of grilled fish “Pa pinh,” a bowl of forest vegetable soup, bitter bamboo shoots, or the spicy, aromatic flavor. The complex of the cross-occipital bowl. Each ethnic group has its culinary features but shares ordinary hospitality after each cup of wine is drunk. There is a tight and friendly handshake.
The nature and people of the land of Lai Chau have been interwoven and intertwined, forming a unique cultural foundation that is durable and enduring with time. These are great potentials for Lai Chau to develop tourism; It is a promised land for discovery and experience tours of domestic and international tourists.