Tinh Lao Cai Travel Guide

  • Cau May Street, Sa Pa,Lao Cai Province,Vietnam.
    Cau May Street, Sa Pa,Lao Cai...
    by Greggor58
  • Phu La women
    Phu La women
    by SUN_69
  • Bac Ha Sunday Market,Lao Cai Province,Vietnam.
    Bac Ha Sunday Market,Lao Cai...
    by Greggor58
Map of Tinh Lao Cai




Lao Cai



Sa Pa



Bac Ha



Than Uyen



Fan Si Pan




See all 193 Sapa Tips
  • Trekking

    Sapa Things to Do

    Most people come to Sapa to do an organised trek through the wild and wonderful mountains near the town. This is certainly a must, so get yourself a guide and start trekking!There are several trails of different difficulty levels. None of them are suitable for people who have no experience in hiking - it goes up and down over rough and smooth...

  • Victoria Hotel

    Sapa Hotels

    We stayed at the Victoria on one of their package deals. I don't normally like packages, but the...

  • Cat Cat Waterfall

    Sapa Things to Do

    This is the number one sight in (as opposed to around) Sapa: a small, not really spectacular waterfall approximately 1.5km away from the town centre. The hike down there, in its latter part with a hell lot of steps, provides you with some spectacular views of the mountains around the town, among them Phan Xi Pan, Vietnam's highest mountain (3143m)....


Lao Cai

See all 64 Lao Cai Tips
  • La puerta de China

    Lao Cai Things to Do

    Es curioso visitar el paso de frontera de Vietnam con China. Constantemente están pasando mercancías en dirección a China que se mueven con todo tipo de transportes It is curious to watch the border pass between Vietnam and China Constantly are passing woods in the Chinese direction that are moving with all kind of transports .

  • 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

  • Mercado de Ba Ha II

    Lao Cai Things to Do

    Este es el mercado dominical, donde los domingos se acercan de todos los pueblos de la zona, gente de todas las etnias de la región a comprar y vender sus artículos Los Hmong Flores llevan la cabeza cubierta con un tocado de cuadros These is the Sunday market the people, of different etnics, of the near by villages of the region come to buy and...


Sa Pa

See all 133 Sa Pa Tips

    Sa Pa Things to Do

    This elderly member of the Black H'mong is smoking his bong, but tobacco only. It is not a good idea for foreigners to get involved with any type of drugs in Vietnam as the penalties intend to be harsh. I was offered drugs on several occasions while i was in Sapa so please refrain from buying them.


    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.


Bac Ha

See all 12 Bac Ha Tips
  • 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

See all 5 Than Uyen Tips
  • 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.


Fan Si Pan

See all 3 Fan Si Pan Tips
  • The hawkers are persistent

    Fan Si Pan Warnings and Dangers

    More of a problem than a danger, the hawkers are persistent.We found that we had to be both assertive, and good humoured.

  • Good value local food

    Fan Si Pan Restaurants

    A pleasant restaurant where wild boar and venison from the region were made into appetising meals.The owner's daughter was delighted to find that we were Australian as she was soon to leave for Sydney for her sister's wedding. As she hadn't been to Hanoi, it was hard to imagine the degree of culture shock that was about to happen.While we ate, the...

  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Fan Si Pan? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Top Tinh Lao Cai Hotels

Sapa Hotels
193 Reviews - 846 Photos
Lao Cai Hotels
64 Reviews - 164 Photos
Bac Ha Hotels
12 Reviews - 47 Photos
Than Uyen Hotels
5 Reviews - 24 Photos

Instant Answers: Tinh Lao Cai

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

14 travelers online now


Tinh Lao Cai

Plan a Tinh Lao Cai vacation with reviews, tips and photos posted by real travelers and Tinh Lao Cai locals

Popular Destinations in Tinh Lao Cai

  1. Sapa
  2. Lao Cai
  3. Sa Pa
  1. Bac Ha
  2. Than Uyen
  3. Fan Si Pan

More Cities in Tinh Lao Cai