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     Lai Chau

  Lai Chau


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Lai Chau

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  to  23oC.
Getting there
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.
Muong Te
Muong Te is 98km northwest of Lai chau along the scenic Da river.
This upstream area of  the Da River is settled by many ethnic minority groups including the Thai, Ha Nhi, Cong , Si La and La Hu, just some of Vietnam's most colourful ethnic groups. The roads conditions are very poor; however the verdant and rugged mountain scenery combined with the colorful local population makes the hardship all worthwhile
Sinho is 38km climb on an abysmal dirt road  but beautiful scenery off Hwy 12.
There?re a large number of ethnic minorities and there?s a colorful market on Sunday
Tam Duong
Tam Duong town is on the way from Sapa to Lai Chau. Tam Duong market is worth to visit as the majority of people are Montagnards from nearby villages , although ethnic Vietnamease make up the largest single group. To reach Tam Duong, it?s usually to use Hwy 4D, threading though the Fansipan Moutain Range and the Chinese borders, is a beautiful stretch of road.


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