Lao Cai Town

Lao Cai town is central tourism of the North with the pretty Sa Pa town, impressive love market, Fansipan peak, and Lao Cai International Border Gate of Ha Khau. With the advantage of being right next to the border, strongly invested in the restoration and conservation of spiritual monuments and tourist, entertainment, even infrastructure, Lao Cai province has been famous for many historical sites, natural caves, specialties and is a place bearing unique cultural features of many ethnic groups, increase the number of tourists coming to Lao Cai.

Lao Cai town is located in the north of Lao Cai province which is bordered by Bao Thang district in the east, Bat Xat district, Sa Pa town in the west, and Yunnan province of China in the North. Lao Cai has a tropical monsoon climate, but because it is located deep in the continent and is divided by complex terrain factors, the weather changes are somewhat variable, differing in time and space, the average temperature is ranged from 23°C - 29°C then it is quite cool all year round.

Lao Cai

Lao Cai town is known for many historical and cultural relics and beautiful landscapes such as the Thuong Temple complex, Cam Temple, Quan Temple, Doi Co Temple, Cam Lo Pagoda ... Every January, Lao Cai holds the Thuong Temple festival which is considered a traditional cultural beauty imbued with the national identity of Lao Cai people. Visiting Thuong Temple Festival, travelers can immerse themselves in the cultural space of the festival and enjoy the unique specialties of Lao Cai such as triumphalism, seven-colored sticky rice, smoked buffalo meat... Besides the traditional games, the entertainment and shopping areas of the festival are also very busy.

Coc Leu market, Lao Cai

Coming to Lao Cai, do not forget to visit the International Border Gate linking this province with Ha Khau (China) where you will be delighted to have fun, immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of the border city with hundreds of tourists coming back every day. Standing on Coc Leu bridge to see Lao Cai city in the light will surely give you the indescribable glimmering feelings of the mountainous area in the afternoon. In addition to Lao Cai City, you can also visit Lao Cai station, shop at Coc Leu market - the largest shopping center of not only the city but also Lao Cai province. Here sell handicraft items and all kinds of clothes, shoes from home and abroad at affordable prices. Before traveling through Sapa, Bac Ha... it would be great if visitors have the opportunity to shop here to prepare for their luggage on the way.

It is about 296km by train and 345km by road from Hanoi to Lao Cai. The train journey takes about 8 hours and there are several classes of trains and berths (including soft sleeper) and also posh private rail carriages that hitch a ride on the main train. Besides, traveling by van or limousine bus to Sapa is also convenient and comfortable for those who do not like a train. Lao Cai province is the gate of Sapa which takes only about 40 km from Lao Cai station in Lao Cai Province to Sapa town. Moreover, you can move to other tourist destinations such as Bac Ha, Bat Xat, Lung Lo, Lao Chai... which are situated quite conveniently from Lao Cai Province.

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