Places To Visit In Lao Cai

Top Things to do in Lao Cai

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1. Hoang Lien National Park, Lao Cai

Hoang Lien National Park, Lao Cai
4.5 /5

28 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Lao Cai

Hoang Lien National Park is a popular ecotourism destination and is also a hub for scientific research.

2. Silver Waterfall

Silver Waterfall
4.3 /5

38 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Lao Cai

Silver Waterfall or Thac Bac waterfall is a picturesque cascade of water located right beside the Highway 4D. Located about 30 minutes away from the Sapa main town, Silver waterfall lives upto its name. The white waters cascading down the hill slope glint in the sunlight, making it appear as though molten silver is flowing down the slope. From the base of the waterfall, you can climb upto a distance of 30 metres to get a better view. If you look in the other direction, you are greeted by sights of green pine forests on the hill slopes.

3. Fansipan

Fansipan
4.2 /5

39 km
from city center
3 out of 7
places to visit in Lao Cai

Fondly known as the 'Roof of Indochina', Fansipan, in Vietnam, is the largest mountain in the Indochina region (Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos. Standing at a height of over 3 Km (3147 ft) in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, it is situated around 9 Km away from Sapa. This mountain attracts hiking and trekking enthusiasts. It takes anywhere from 3-5 days to reach the top via a trek of intermediate difficulty. These treks are organised by tour companies who organise overnight stays near the peak and at various spots during the climb.

4. Muong Hoa Valley

Muong Hoa Valley
3.8 /5

32 km
from city center
4 out of 7
places to visit in Lao Cai

Muong Hoa Valley is the largest farmland in Lao Cai.

5. Notre Dame Cathedral, Lao Cai

Notre Dame Cathedral, Lao Cai
3.8 /5

32 km
from city center
5 out of 7
places to visit in Lao Cai

Notre Dame Cathedral is a stone church built by the French in the early 20th century.

6. Bao Ha Temple

Bao Ha Temple
3.7 /5

28 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Lao Cai

Bao Ha temple sees a lot of Spiritual tourism in the form of locals.

7. O Quy Ho Pass

O Quy Ho Pass
3.7 /5

40 km
from city center
7 out of 7
places to visit in Lao Cai

O Quy Ho pass is located 2000 meters above sea level and is vietnam's longest pass

FAQs on Lao Cai

How can I commute within Lao cai?

Lao Cai is fairly small and you can get around either by foot or by Xe Om. Xe Oms are often found in high concentartion near the bus and train stations, border gate and the bridge.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Lao cai?

The top sightseeing places in Lao cai are Hoang Lien National Park, Lao Cai, Silver Waterfall, Fansipan, Muong Hoa Valley, Notre Dame Cathedral, Lao Cai, Bao Ha Temple.
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