Top 40 famous tourist destinations in Lao Cai

Lao Cai is a northern border province of our country, where there are many beautiful landscapes that make visitors fascinated. Lao Cai has long been featured with majestic nature, highland markets and charming natural scenery. In this article, let’s have fun and learn about the top 60 tourist attractions in Lao Cai below!

A Lu

  • Address: Bat Xat, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

A Lu is one of the communes located on the border between Vietnam and China along Lung Po stream, in Bat Xat district, Lao Cai. The paved road to A Lu was completed in 2012, so traveling from Y Ty, Ngai Thau or from Lung Po to A Mu Sung is no longer as arduous as before. Now, on the road running along Lung Po stream, one can only see a historical beauty of this land and people in the Northwest.

Cat cat village

  • Address: San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district
  • Ticket price: 50,000 VND

Cat Cat village is a place you definitely have to visit once when coming to Sapa. Located right at the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountain, Cat Cat village hides and hides under the protection of mother nature. A whole green color of fields, mountains and hills covers the whole village. Interspersed with it are the small houses of the people living there.

All blend together, creating a picture of nature full of colors but equally poetic. Here, you can rent a costume for 50k / person to freely take pictures.

Ta Phin village

  • Address: Sapa, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Ta Phin is a village of the Red Dao people. Ta Phin village has a beautiful natural landscape, a culture imbued with national identity, attracting tourists by its wild and rustic look. In particular, talking about Sa Pa is referring to the remedies and medicinal bathing services of the Red Dao people in Ta Phin. Although located farthest from other tourist destinations, many tourists still come here.

Ta Van village

  • Address: Ta Van Commune, Sapa District, Lao Cai Province
  • Ticket price: 75,000 VND

Ta Van is inhabited by Hmong and Red Dao people and Giay people. It has many wild and mysterious landscapes and is a paradise of high-value agricultural crops such as peaches and cardamom. The most characteristic and impressive feature when coming here are the old houses. These will be beautiful corners that you cannot ignore.

Cau May

  • Address: Sapa, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Cau May is a famous suspension bridge spanning the Muong Hoa stream flowing down from the valley. Made up of solidly connected rattan ropes. The bridge deck is made of wooden planks joined together, each plank spaced up to 20cm apart. If you are lucky enough to visit Cau May on cold days, you will see a misty scene covering the bridge. Create a wonderful feeling like being in a wonderland surrounded by clouds.

Phien Lung Khau Nhin  Market

  • Address: Muong Khuong, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free
Lung Khau Nhin fair market is located 12 km from the center of Muong Khuong district, meeting every Thursday. This is a place where ethnic people in the region exchange, buy and sell agricultural products and brocade products. Going to the market, you will see many close, familiar and necessary items and objects in each family for sale. Then bustling scene of exchange, purchase, visit… All make up the unique tourist attraction of this fair.

Can Cau Market

  • Address: Can Cau Commune, Si Ma Cai District, Lao Cai Province
  • Ticket price: Free

Can Cau market meeting every Saturday. The market space is divided into several zones. In the fairs in Lao Cai, this market still retains the traditional cultural features of the Hoa Mong, Black Dao, Tay, Nung and Giay people. Can Cau market has become a unique and indispensable cultural feature of ethnic minorities in the border region of Si Ma Cai.

Muong Hum Market

  • Address: Bat Xat, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Muong Hum Market is held every Sunday. Lying next to it is a clear stream, next to a small valley, surrounded by high mountains and clouds. This Muong Hum market is a place to exchange, meet, buy, sell and play for people of these ethnic groups and a place for dating and affection of a couple. Inside the market is a busy and noisy scene, mixed with colorful costumes of Mong girls, colorful costumes of Ha Nhi people, Red Dao people…

Bac Ha Market

  • Address: Bac Ha town, Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province
  • Ticket price: Free

Bac Ha market only meets on Sunday morning every week. This market is no longer on the pristine red soil but has been reinforced and rebuilt on a solid concrete foundation. However, the whole market still retains the trade features of the highland ethnic group. There is no enticement here, so it is very comfortable. The market opens not only to trade, but most people come here to have fun and make friends.

Coc Leu Market

  • Address: Coc Le Ward, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Coc Leu Market is the largest commercial center of Lao Cai province. The market is divided into 2 zones. Zone A specializes in selling handicrafts, electronic goods, and clothes. The newly built Zone B includes a food court and a home goods area. Because the market imports goods directly at the border gate. Therefore, the prices of the goods are extremely diverse and the prices are affordable. This is the ideal shopping destination of tourists when coming to Lao Cai.

Hoang A Tuong’s Residence

  • Address: 257 Ngoc Uyen, TT. Bac Ha, Bac Ha, Lao Cai 31300, Vietnam

Superficial scale, unique features in architecture (with East-West imprint combined) along with thrilling stories about the owner of the house, traces of people’s lives in the highlands of Bac Ha (Lao Cai) During the semi-feudal colonial period, Hoang A Tuong ancient palace became an attractive stop in the middle of the white plateau.

Bach Moc Luong Tu Peak

  • Address: Trung Leng Ho, Bat Xat, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Bach Moc Luong Tu is one of the four highest peaks in Vietnam. The mountain range has quite rugged terrain, which is an attractive Northwest backpacking destination for backpackers. The highest peak of this mountain range is about 3046m above sea level. The distance from the foot of the mountain to the top is about 30km long. Through many different terrains such as bare hills, bamboo forests, large wooden forests, dwarf bamboo forests to moss-covered cliffs.

O Quy Ho Pass

  • Address: National Highway 4D, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

O Quy Ho Pass is one of the longest, most dangerous and majestic passes in the Northern mountainous region. The beauty of the pass is always virtual. The Lao Cai side is foggy, the Lai Chau side is warm and sunny. In winter there is snow and ice, in summer it is often covered with clouds. Create attraction for domestic and foreign tourists.

Bao Ha Temple

  • Address: Bao Ha commune, Bao Yen, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Bao Ha Temple has its back leaning against the mountain. Facing the Red River. There is a harmonious combination between the natural landscape and the traditional cultural architecture of the Vietnamese people. From a distance, the temple looks very majestic and quiet. The natural scenery here is also very charming. On the wharf, under the boat, surrounded by immense mountains and forests, green in one color.

Cam Temple

Address: Group 3, Pho Moi Ward, Lao Cai City, Lao Cai Province, Pho Moi, Lao Cai Town, Lao Cai

Attached to the legend associated with the 3 times of resistance against the Mongols, the Forbidden Temple in Lao Cai was built nearly 200 years ago.

The Cam Temple is located in the north of Lao Cai city, in the territory of Pho Moi ward, about 500m from Lao Cai station. The temple is located at the foot of a low hill, in front of the temple are the ancient sycamore tree, jackfruit tree and jade tree spreading shade, creating a majestic and ancient scene for the temple.

Mau Temple

  • Address: border marker number 102 between Vietnam and China, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Mau Temple  was built in the 18th century by people in the Le Hoa estuary region. Initially, the temple was just a small temple on the banks of the Red and Nam Thi rivers. Through many restorations, the temple is now more spacious with 9 altars. The statues worshiped in the temple are painted with gold and have a majestic appearance.

Thuong Temple

  • Address: Lao Cai ward, Lao Cai city, Lao Cai province
  • Ticket price: Free

Thuong Temple  was built in the Le Dynasty. It is a place of worshiping Quoc Cong abstinence Hung Dao Vuong. Built in the ancient architectural style of the letter Cong. Adhering to feng shui theory is both dignified and dignified. It has charming natural landscape and harmonious combination between traditional architecture and indigenous culture. Give the temple a majestic appearance.

Hang Pho Temple

  • Address: house number 032, Phan Si Pang street, group 8, Sapa town
  • Ticket price: Free

Hang Pho Temple has a beautiful and ancient majestic location according to the position of “Tien Thuy Hau Son”. In front of the temple overlooking the Muong Hoa valley. Behind the temple is a rocky mountain. All give the temple a solid, ancient standing. Every year, Hang Pho Temple organizes festivals bearing bold religious beliefs, folklore of Vietnam. The festival has attracted many visitors from near and far to pray.

Trung Do Temple

  • Address: Trung Do village, Bao Nhai commune, Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province
  • Ticket price: Free

Trung Do Temple is located in an area with terrain with all elements of rivers and mountains. Over time, the temple was destroyed. There are only 2 stone blocks left with carved figures such as people, apes, peacocks… With unique sophisticated lines and antiques dating back to the 18th century. The ancient temple is a place for people to have fun. opportunity to learn about ancient culture.

Ho Dong Tuyen

  • Address: Dong Tuyen, Lao Cai Town, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Dong Tuyen Lake is a natural lake located in the highlands. It is characterized by dead tree trunks lying on the lake surface with misty air. Tourists coming to the lake love the calm and clear sight of the lake. This place is gradually becoming one of the interesting checkin points of young people.

Lao Than

  • Address: Trinh Tuong, Bat Xat, Lao Cai

Lao Than Mountain, known as the roof of Y Ty’s house, is the perfect blend of wild, majestic natural mountains and forests, and the fantasy and brilliance of clouds and sky. Although not as majestic as Fansipan, not as dangerous as climbing Ba Den mountain, but Lao Than is famous for being the ideal hunting spot for clouds in the Northwest mountains.

Lung Po

  • Address: A Mu Chung commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province

Lung Po flagpole is a highlight of local tourism. The project is built on an area of 2100 m2. The main flagpole has a height of 31.43m, representing the peak of Fansipan 3,143m high; The flag has an area of 25m2 representing 25 ethnic groups in Lao Cai province.

Co Tien Mountain

  • Address: Muong Khuong, Bac Ha district, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Co Tien Mountain has the inherent majestic beauty of the Northwest mountains. From the foot of the mountain, we can see the beauty of the villages, the vast fields, and the typical terraced fields of this land. Coming here, visitors can not only admire the majestic natural scenery. But also learn more about the traditional culture of the local ethnic people.

Ham Rong mountain

  • Address: Sapa, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: 20,000 – 70,000 VND

The mountain has a top like a dragon’s head, so it is called  Ham Rong mountain. On the mountain, many miniatures and beautiful flower spaces are built. The wild beauty of Ham Rong mountain combined with the beauty of man-made miniatures creates an extremely attractive colorful flower space. However, it takes visitors more than 1 hour to climb the mountain to reach the top.

Stone church

  • Address: Sapa, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Sapa Stone Church is considered the most complete ancient architectural mark of the French left. The church was built from hewn stone, in the style of Roman Gothic architecture. The wall of the wing of the cross is designed to create a rough texture that makes the viewer feel like there are stalactites flowing down, increasing the natural beauty. This place has become an indispensable image when referring to the misty Sapa town.


  • Address: San Sa Ho, Sa Pa, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Fansipan is the highest mountain in Indochina peninsula. Mount Fansipan attracts many climbers. The tourists who want to conquer and explore come here more and more. Currently, there are two ways to get to the top of the mountain, either by foot or by cable car. On the way to the top of the mountain, visitors will have the opportunity to discover the fauna and natural scenes that captivate people. This massive roof has become an interesting tourist destination for visitors. It contains many strange things, but the strangest and most mysterious is Fansipan peak.

Ngu Chi Son

  • Address: Ta Giang Phinh commune, Sa Pa district, Lao Cai province
  • Ticket price: Free

Ngu Chi Son has an altitude of 3,090m. Ranked second in Vietnam in terms of altitude, just behind Fansipan peak. This is the most beautiful mountain in the Northwest. With majestic natural scenery, this mountain range has long become an attractive tourist destination for backpackers. The way up here is steep cliffs and deep abysses. Although it is difficult, when you reach the top of the mountain, you will admire the majestic scenery with the cloud waterfall pouring from the top of the five peaks of Ngu Chi Son.

Nhiu Co San

  • Address: Y Ty, Bat Xat, Lao Cai

Located in the top 10 highest peaks in Vietnam,  Nhiu Co San  is a relatively new mountain to the Vietnamese trekking community. The vegetation of Nhiu Co San is still very pristine, making people easily bewildered with the wooly trail in the dense forest without people, with the misty scenery stomping on the thick layer of lichen, or a distant mountain hidden behind the morning clouds…

Phin Ho

  • Address: Ta Phoi commune, Lao Cai city

Here, Phin Ho people still keep the primeval forest with hundreds of years old trees. Under the dark forest canopy is the fragrant cardamom field every harvest season. Right at the edge of the forest are the gardens of baked pears, plums full of fruit, and tea hills as smooth as a carpet.

Coming to Phin Ho is coming to the unique culture of the Mong, Dao and neighboring villages, there are also Xa Pho, Giay and Tay people. Here, visitors will enjoy typical culinary dishes, such as juice from rattan fruit, rice wine, dried buffalo meat, armpit pig, chicken, black rice cake, seven-color sticky rice, wild shiitake mushrooms. ..


  • Address: TT Sapa, Lao Cai

Sapa is a town in Lao Cai province, Vietnam, this is a famous tourist destination from the early 20th century to the present. Nature favors Sapa with a picture of a landscape that is both romantic and majestic, immense with rolling mountains whirling with clouds to catch the wind, terraced fields as far as the eye can see, watching the rows of pine trees standing low. silently witnessing many stories from the time of Indochina in the heart of the town, …


  • Address: the district is located in the northeast of Lao Cai

Coming to Si Ma Cai, visitors not only can discover and learn about diverse landscapes and nature, but also immerse themselves in the life imbued with national cultural identity here.

Si Ma Cai is a vast valley with hills of buckwheat flowers and beautiful winding terraced fields. This place is filled with cultural colors with typical embroidered brocade dresses and ethnic folds nestled on the hillside.

Sun Plaza

  • Address: Sapa, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Sun Plaza is a French architectural style building with a prime location right in the middle of the intersection. Is a commercial center just put into operation not long ago. This place quickly became an extremely hot check-in point in Sapa. With outstanding classic yellow color and large glass windows designed in French architecture, it has brought an extremely artistic and eye-catching work in the center of town. Coming here, many people think that they are lost in the beautiful European land and sky.

Bac waterfall

  • Address: San Sa Ho, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Bac Waterfall has long been famous as a scenic spot of Sapa. This waterfall is about 200 meters high, is the upstream of Muong Hoa stream, located at the foot of O Quy pass, about 12 km from Sapa town. Standing at the foot of Bac waterfall, we can see the roaring water pouring down, white foam along with the sound of the waterfall rushing and resounding over the mountains, creating an extremely wild and mysterious feeling. It all makes people so small.

Liem Phu Bay Waterfall

  • Address: Liem Phu, Van Ban, Lao Cai

Coming here, visitors can not only admire the waterfall but also bathe to enjoy the coolness of the water and the air, and see the endless forests of Liem Phu commune with all kinds of precious woods such as po mu, tuu. If you have never been here, you will be very curious with the name Waterfall Bay, but when you come here, you will linger and do not want to leave because the attraction is not only in beauty but also in beauty. all the natural sounds emanating from the stream, from the green forest. Liem Phu’s Bay Waterfall is worth the attention of tourists.

The waterfall of love

  • Address: San Sa Ho commune, Sa Pa district, Lao Cai province
  • Ticket price: Free

Love Waterfall is a place that attracts a lot of couples to visit and save emotional memories together. Along the two sides of the road is a field of azalea flowers with all colors that blend together, making the path leading to the waterfall more romantic and poetic. Arriving there, the first impression of visitors is a waterfall with a height of about 100m and a small lake right below, clear water without any dirty ripples.

Circuit Triangle In Lu Than

  • Address: Lu Than commune, Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai province
  • Ticket price: 30,000 VND

The buckwheat flower garden in Lu Than is more attractive than elsewhere because of the red color of the flowers. Flowers are planted in mountainous terrain with rows of Sa Moc trees, creating a beautiful scene. Another charm of the mountainous area is that the people are extremely hospitable. Not noisy, crowded like other tourist spots , every visitor coming here is very satisfied by the peaceful and poetic scenery.

Valley of Flowers in the Hoa Thai Giang Pho

  • Address: Bac Ha, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Hoa Thai Giang Pho flowers bloom every season. Coming here, visitors will have the opportunity to relax in the fresh air of H’mong village with green corn and rice fields. Especially, the quiet space of the village will help visitors have time to relax and rest more comfortably. The wonderful thing is to be immersed in the colorful flower garden. The carpet of red, pink, and yellow flowers stretches out, making anyone coming here feel extremely excited.

Muong Hoa valley

  • Address: Hau Thao commune, Sa Pa, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: 80,000 VND

Muong Hoa is a natural picture created by nature in a peaceful place. Muong Hoa valley attracts tourists by the charming beauty of the convergence of heaven and earth. Especially, there is also an ancient stone beach with many different shapes, interspersed between grass and terraced fields of ethnic minorities. This ancient carving area is classified as a national monument and a unique heritage of the ancient Vietnamese people.

Hoang Lien National Park

  • Address: 89 Nguyen Chi Thanh, TT. Sapa, Sapa, Lao Cai
  • Ticket price: Free

Hoang Lien National Park is considered one of the most important and largest special-use forests of Vietnam. Standing on this, visitors will admire the entire majestic natural scenery of the Northwest mountains. The overlapping mountain ranges are filled with a green color of the vast mountains and forests. Surrounded by white clouds. The natural scenery is both wild and lyrical.

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