Introduction to Lao Chai Village 

When it comes to Sapa, we often think of Fansipan, Ham Rong mountain, Muong Hoa valley, or Cat Cat village, but you may not know, in the hustle and bustle of Sapa town, there is a "muse" - Lao Chai, which is located about 7-8 km southeast of Sapa town. Lao Chai village is located in a valley, surrounded by two large mountains, Hoang Lien Son and Ham Rong mountain. Coming to this place, visitors seem to find peace in their souls, escape from the chaos of life, and admire the beauty of majestic and unspoiled nature.


Transport to Lao Chai Village 

Lao Chai village is located about 7-8 km southeast of Sapa town. To get to Lao Chai village, visitors go along Cau May street, then turn into Muong Hoa street. Continuing to follow this road, visitors will see the wooden stilt houses of Lao Chai village gradually appear before the visitor’s eyes.


What’s good to eat in Lao Chai Village 

Like many other lands, when visiting Lao Chai, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy many unique specialties that cannot be found everywhere.

- During the rainy season around April - May, shiitake mushrooms will appear in the forest, and local people will pick mushrooms to sell in restaurants or dry them for tourists to easily bring back as gifts when traveling to Lao Chai village. With a delicious mushroom flavor, unique characteristics will surely make you unforgettable the first time you enjoy it.

- Referring to the delicious dishes at Lao Chai, Ha Nhi beer is a specialty drink not to be missed, different from the taste of all other beers. This beer is produced by the Ha Nhi people according to the traditional recipe with a combination of fresh forest fruits. After a period of incubation, you can drink it directly and do not need to worry about headaches.

- In Lao Chai village, the traditional Thang Co dish made from the human flesh of the Mong people is very popular. With the combination of meat and offal and the right spices, this dish is also highly appreciated by many visitors.

- Brassica oleracea is a fairly common vegetable in the Northwest with its dark green color, which is easy to eat. This vegetable is usually prepared by stir-frying, boiling, or eating with hot pot dishes. These dishes are both delicious, nutritious, and healthy.

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    Information about accommodation in Lao Chai Village 

    Today, tourism in Phieng Canh village has grown quickly. Accommodation, dining, and entertainment services are available here to meet the needs of domestic and international tourists. Any season of the year is beautiful for you to come to this commune and visit the villages, and understand more about the life of the people in the Northwest. Coming here to travel, you can stay at beautiful homestays with professional services, fully serving the needs of rest and dining of tourists. 


    Entertainment in Lao Chai Village 

    The first step to Lao Chai, visitors will feel the rustic and wild beauty of this place. One of the most unique features of Ban Lao Chai is the terraced fields - the main farming method of the people in the high places. When exploring this place, you can make your eyes more comfortable than ever with rice, corn, and cassava fields covered with beautiful yellow and green colors.

    Another feature of Lao Chai Village is the ancient houses located close to the roadside, the houses are made of wood which has existed for nearly 100 years. The structure of the houses is typical for the construction of the Giay ethnic community. Coming to visit these houses, sitting by the fire, sipping a glass of corn wine, and listening to the stories about this village will enhance your trip.

    May Bridge and Muong Hoa Stream are the symbols of Lao Chai Village, most of the bridges leading to Lao Chai Village have been replaced by cement and iron bridges to ensure safety, but May Bridge (Cloud Bridge) is an exception. May Bridge is made of thin wooden slats and forest ropes. However, it was built a long time ago, and it is not easy to cross the bridge, so you should be careful, especially in the rainy season. 

    In addition to the natural beauty, the culture in Lao Chai village is a blend of many ethnic minorities living here, giving visitors an extremely new and wonderful experience. What makes visitors fall in love every time they step into Lao Chai Village is the image of local people wearing their traditional costumes, bringing closeness and familiarity.

    According to the Lao Cai travel experience, Lao Chai village is beautiful every season, but the most beautiful is from September to April next year. This is the time when the whole Lao Chai village is dressed in the bright yellow shirt of the ripe golden terraced fields. The weather in Lao Chai this season also becomes warmer with blue skies creating a poetic space when coming here.

    Coming to Lao Chai village in the early days of spring, visitors can also admire the fading pink color of peach blossoms, and the pure white color of plum flowers and also immerse in the joyful atmosphere of traditional festivals such as "Roong pooc" festival of the Giay, the festival of the Tay people…