Lao Cai is
located in the northernmost region of Vietnam, where there
are many beautiful landscapes that visitors cannot help but
fall in love with. In addition, there are many temples,
pagodas and monuments in Lao Cai that show the unique
cultural features of the Vietnamese people in the Northwest.
In this article, I will introduce you to the most worth
visiting places in Lao Cai that you must come one day.
1. Lung Po flagpole
Lung Po flagpole is an important border landmark of Vietnam
with Laos. The flagpole was built and inaugurated in 2017
marking a big step in Vietnam - Laos diplomacy. And yet,
this is also a beautiful landscape with surrounding
mountains and is an extremely attractive tourist destination
in Lao Cai.
Standing in front of Lung Po flagpole, you will feel the
national pride, feel the Vietnamese blood flowing in your
heart as well as the national pride and the sense of
protecting Vietnam's territorial integrity. Therefore, if
traveling to Lao Cai, you must definitely visit the Lung Po
flagpole. The flagpole is currently in A Mu Sung commune,
Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province.
Famous as a tourist resort in northern mountainous region of
Vietnam, Sapa is located at an altitude of 1500 meters (4921
feet) above sea. Sapa is famous for both beautiful and
rugged scenery and interesting features of northwest
Regarding the scenery in Sapa, undoubtedly this is one of
the most beautiful tourist destinations on the map of
Vietnam travel. Besides, this hilltop town is also inhabited
by many ethnic minorities, so it offers festivals as well as
interesting experiences of ethnic culture (more
3. Trung Do ancient citadel
Trung Do Citadel is located in Bao Nhai Commune,
District, Lao Cai Province. This is a tourist destination in
Lao Cai that contains a sacred space and a beautiful
landscape. Many young people and photographers come to Trung
Do citadel to take great shots.
And yet, there is also the ancient temple of Trung Do, one
of the most important tourist attractions and an important
temple in the spiritual and cultural life of the people in
4. Bao Ha Temple
Bao Ha Temple or Ong Hoang Bay Temple is a historical and
cultural relic in Bao Ha commune - Bao Yen district - Lao
Cai, nearly 70 km south of Lao Cai city. The temple was
erected at the foot of Cam hill, next to where the Red River
flows into Vietnam. The temple was erected to worship the
Prince Hoang Bay - the national hero who led people fight
the army, keep the homeland and country.
From a distance, the temple is extremely majestic. Located
in the middle of the charming natural place is the wharf,
the bottom has a boat, surrounded by dense trees, the temple
leans against the mountain, facing the Red River like a
guard guarding and protecting the land here, as Hoang Bay
himself did in the past.
The festival of the temple is held on July 17 on the lunar
calendar every year, which is also the death anniversary of
Hoang Bay, even on regular day the temple welcomes hundreds
of visitors to burn incense for peace, fortune.
The way to the temple is also convenient. You can get here
by road, rail or waterway. Nowadays, the temple is
increasingly concerned and invested to become a place for
the pilgrims to offer incense.
5. Thuong Temple
Thuong Temple is the place to worship the national hero Tran
Hung Dao, built from the Le Dynasty on the hill of Lao Cai
ward about 500m from Lao Cai international border gate, this
is one of the attractive destinations in Lao Cai that you
Visiting Thuong temple, you will enjoy a very charming
landscape with mountains and rivers with a harmonious
combination of traditional architecture and local culture
making the temple become majestic and respectful.
6. Dong Tuyen lake
Dong Tuyen lake is a relatively new tourist spot in Lao Cai
when it was put into operation since 2015. But for those who
love traveling, Dong Tuyen lake is no stranger as it has
beautiful scenes that anyone who comes will be impressed.
Dong Tuyen Lake is a natural lake located on Lao Cai plateau
with many dead trees lying on the surface of the lake. With
such a landscape, photographers will produce great and
7. Golden Stream
Golden Stream is located about 13km from
Sapa town along
Highway 79. This is one of the tourist destinations in Lao
Cai that attracts the most tourists by the beauty of nature
Golden Stream has a very clear stream of water. Seen from
the shore, the stream is gleamed with the sparkling,
glittering gold of the rocks. In addition, along the banks
of the stream you will also see azalea flowers blooming all
8. The Peak of Bach Moc Luong Tu
Bach Moc Luong Tu peak with a height equivalent to Fanxipan
and is one of the most beautiful and attractive Lao Cai
tourist places for young keen adventurer. Conquering Bach
Moc Luong Tu peak, looking from the top of the mountain, you
will feel the majestic beauty of Northwestern region with
soaring mountains, lush green trees. From here you can
immerse yourself in the sky and nature. This is indeed an
interesting experience that cannot be missed when you come
to Lao Cai.
9. Co Tien Mountain
Co Tien Mountain, located in Muong Khuong district, is a
towering mountain in the sky of Lao Cai province. This
mountain is favored by nature, delicately carved to create
an image that looks like a fairy sitting in the distance.
Legend has it that once upon a time there was a fairy in
heaven, when she came down to earth, she saw the beautiful
scenery of Muong Khuong region and decided to stay here.
Nowadays, Co Tien mountain is a beautiful and famous tourist
spot in Lao Cai and attracts many tourists,
train tickets to Sapa.
10. Hoang Lien National Park
Established in 2002, Hoang Lien National Park is one of the
most important national parks in Vietnam. Located at an
altitude of 1,000 - 3,000 meters above sea level on Hoang
Lien Son, the national park is one of the most biodiversity
centers in the country and Indochina.
In addition to playing a significant role in preserving
nature in the Northwest, Hoang Lien National Park is also
one of the beautiful tourist destinations in Lao Cai that
you should visit. At Hoang Lien National Park, you will
admire the truly majestic and poetic scenery. At the same
time, the deep impression of the ethnic people will make you