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10 most worth visiting places in Lao Cai

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.
10 most worth visiting places in Lao Cai
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.

2. Sapa
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 culture.

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 Sapa tours).
Trung Do ancient citadel
3. Trung Do ancient citadel
Trung Do Citadel is located in Bao Nhai Commune, Bac Ha 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 the area.
Bao Ha Temple
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 must visit.

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.
Dong Tuyen lake
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 impressive shots.

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 it brings.

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 year round.
Bach Moc Luong Tu peak
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 remember forever.












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