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Lai Chau Travel Attractions

Lai Chau province's tourism information

Area: 9,059.4 sq. km.The terraces in Lai Chau

Population: 308,000 habitants (2004)

Capital: Lai Chau Town.

Districts: Phong Tho, Tam Duong, Muong Te, Sin Ho, Than Uyen.

Ethnic groups: Thai, H’Mong, Viet (Kinh), Giay, Dao.

Geography

Lai Chau is situated on high mountainous region in the North West of Vietnam, northern of Da River. Its neighbors are Yunna (China) on the north, Laos on the west, Lao Cai Province on the north-east, Dien Bien, Son La provinces on the south.A range of mountain following Northern West – Southern East makes up the terrain The Pu Sa Leng point is 3,096m in height. There are sloping mountains, hill, valley, plateau, spring alternately. Falls and waterfalls with high flow are potential of hydroelectricity in Lai Chau.

Climate

Belong to tropical monsoon zone; the climate of Lai Chau is divided into two seasons: rain season and dry season. The annual average temperature is 21ºC – 23ºC.

Tourism

Tourists are interesting in custom of ethnic groups in Sin Ho Village or Tam Duong Townlet. They also fond of other sites such as  Tien Son Cave, Muong Lai Spring…

Transportation

The transportation is mainly by road. National Highway No.12 connects Dien Bien Phu City to Ma Lu Thang Border Gate crossing Lai Chau, and National Highway No.4D links Lai Chau with Sapa Townlet. Lai Chau Town is 402km from Hanoi.