USD

Lai Chau

Vietnam Guide

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.

Read More


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

  • Location: Lai Chau, Lai Chau, Vietnam
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • Vietnam Nightlife

    Vietnam Nightlife

    The nightlife scene in Vietnam is changing dramatically. Big cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are now full of Read More»

  • First Time in Da Lat: What to Do?

    Our first time in Da Lat guide is a compilation of the town’s most popular things to see and do, as well as places to Read More»

  • Best Spa Luxury Resorts in Mui Ne

    The best luxury resorts in Mui Ne are ideal for an extravagant holiday experience in this coastal town, where affluent Read More»

  • Hai Phong Information

    Hai Phong Information

    It is easy to get to Hai Phong thanks to the transportation options available. Visitors can travel by road; National Read More»

  • Quy Nhon

    Quy Nhon

    In Vietnam, there is one place that deserves to be visited by more people: Quy Nhon. Even though it is not considered as Read More»

  • 10 Best Phu Quoc Island Beach Resorts

    The best beach resorts in Phu Quoc Island are set within prominent beaches such as Long Beach and Ong Lang Beach, where Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.

Hotels.com
Loading...