Tinh Lao Cai Travel Guide

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See all 192 Sapa Tips
  • A great service!

    Sapa Restaurants

    I confess I didn't like very much Vietnamese people because most of them are not kind with tourists. Maybe they remember always bad time at the past! Anyway, I have found some good people, including the owner of this great restaurant.Ths restaurant has a good ambience, service and quality. The food is really tasty.I've never tryed rice wine, but...

  • Mountain View Hotel

    Sapa Hotels

    We stay at this hotel bcz they have best of mountain view at the room, which compare with others...

  • Cat Cat village

    Sapa Things to Do

    This village, located on the Muong Hoa Valley, is about 3 km from Sapa and can be easily visited on foot. Besides the waterfall, you have great scenic landscapes with rice fields.


Lao Cai

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  • Change money in the Vietnamese border...

    Lao Cai Warnings and Dangers

    I found iut that changing money in Vietnam was better than once in China. Do it at the Vietnamese border, before crossing.

  • Hanoi Hotel

    Lao Cai Hotels

    D8 Giang Vo St, Ba Dinh Dist., Lao Cai, Vietnam

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars


    Lao Cai Transportation

    Not much to see in Lao Cai but if you are traveling alone you will arrive here by train then continue by bus to Sapa.There are 5 trains each evening leaving Hanoi for Lao Cai so i suggest catching the 21.50 or 22.00 overnight so you can connect with a bus to Sapa and beyond. If you like to see the countryside there is only one train that leaves at...


Sa Pa

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    Sa Pa Things to Do

    Many tourists arrive in Sapa and sign up for an organised trek which is a great way to learn about the local tribes as you will more than likely be guided by a tribal member who will inform you of their way of life, visit villages and experience their hospitality, but if you are a budget traveler you can still have a wonderful time by wandering off...


    Sa Pa Things to Do

    You will recognise the Dao Do by their red headgear which is worn by the women and you can normally see them when they come into town for the market.


    Sa Pa Things to Do

    Markets are a great place for photography as the locals are usually too busy conducting their business than taking notice of tourists with a camera, and Sapa is a great place for catching the hill tribes when they come in to buy and sell.


Bac Ha

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  • Up on White Mountain, Bac Ha.

    Bac Ha Things to Do

    This was a reasonably flat and easy trek, after the ups and downs in Sapa. We were able to visit a Flowered H'Mong house and even tasted the local "hooch". Actually the Vietnamese don't seem to make their alcohol too strong and this one tasted of plums, that Bac Ha is famous for. Some nice panoramas to be seen when you come out of the trees.

  • Sao Mai Hotel

    Bac Ha Hotels

    Bac Ha District, Lao Cai, Vietnam

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

  • Visit the palace of King Meo, Bac Ha.

    Bac Ha Things to Do

    Although Bac Ha is a predominantly Flowered H'Mong district, 90 years ago a Thay person named Hoang Yen Chao, and calling it after his sons name Hoang A Tuong, was made "Vua Meo" or King of the H'Mong while still under French administration and had this palace built around 1920. Built in a Spanish/French style using a one French and one Chinese...


Than Uyen

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  • Tea plantations.

    Than Uyen Things to Do

    Not far from Than Uyen, on the road to Tam Duong, are the beginnings of the Vietnamese tea plantations of the north. Main varieties of tea in this area are of the aromatic type. Vietnam exports between 75 and 80 % of its production, mainly to China for green tea and Russia for the black variety. The pickers we came across were Black Thai women as...

  • Walks around and near Than Uyen II.

    Than Uyen Things to Do

    Finding lots of women walking around with large baskets of grain we followed them and found the local mill. Just an ordinary grinding machine but there being electricity, helped saved the women a lot of work. We did notice that there was a lot of "entre-aide", meaning that the women helped each other out climbing the ladder to tip the basket even...

  • Walks around and near Than Uyen.

    Than Uyen Things to Do

    The main ethnic minority around Than Uyen is White Thai, who are just as welcoming here as in the villages closer to Son La.


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