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Lai Chau

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Lai Chau is a province located 450 kilometres from Hanoi in northern Vietnam, and is particularly known for its mountains and ethnic minorities. The landscape is beautiful and made up of high mountain ranges stretching from the northwest to the southeast with narrow valleys, beautiful rivers and springs completing the natural beauty of the place.

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The province of Lai Chau is situated at an average altitude of 1,500 metres above sea level and called the land of ‘Ban’ and ‘Dao’ flowers. It is also home to the highest mountain of Vietnam and Indochina called ‘Fansipan’. At a height of 3,143 metres it is rightfully referred to as ‘The Roof of Indochina’.  The several rivers and streams that are flowing through the landscape also create stunning waterfalls due to the sharp differences in altitude. The tallest waterfall is Tac Tinh. At 50 metres high, it consists of two levels and creates such a beautiful landscape it is definitely worth photographing the spectacle.

As all the different tribes still have their own traditions and culture it is recommended to visit a local market where they all come together to sell and trade their local specialities with one and another. There are several such markets to choose from but the biggest one is probably Tam Duong Market, but it's still very local with few tourists. Besides its natural beauty you can also find some historical relics that are worth a visit, two recommendations are Deo Van Long’s Palace located in Sin Ho District and Le Loi’s Stele.

Lai Chau

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