Lao Chai village, one of the living places of ethnic minorities in the mountains of Sapa, offers you interesting experiences. If you are curious to find out, save all the most detailed Lao Chai discovery experiences to have a better view of this place.
Where is Lao Chai village?
Lao Chai village is located about 7-8 km southeast of Sapa town. Lao Chai is located in a valley, surrounded by two large mountains, Hoang Lien Son and Ham Rong mountain. Coming to Lao Chai, you will admire the beauty of majestic and unspoiled nature.
Around the village are large "old" terraced fields with hundreds of years old. Terraced fields with rice and green flowers stretch endlessly from the hillside to the simple wooden stilt house.
Guide to move to Lao Chai village
Lao Chai village is located not far from Sapa town, so visitors can come here at any time of the day. To come Lao Chai village , visitors follow Cau May street, then turn to Muong Hoa street. Continuing along this road, visitors will see the wooden stilt houses of Lao Chai village gradually appear before their eyes.
The first image that catches your eye is the largest and most beautiful terraced field in Sapa. Leaving behind the noise of the streets to blend in with the space of green terraces and simple stilt houses.
When is the best time to go to Lao Chai village?
Theo Lao Cai travel experience Lao Chai village is beautiful every season, but the most beautiful is from September to April next year. This is the time when the whole Lao Chai village put on the bright yellow shirt of the ripe golden terraced fields. The weather in Lao Chai this season also becomes warmer with clear blue sky creating a poetic space when coming here.
Come with Lao Chai village In the early spring days, visitors can also admire the fading pink color of peach blossoms, the pure white color of plum flowers and also immerse themselves in the joyful atmosphere of traditional festivals such as festivals. Roong pooc of Giay people, festival of Tay people...
Means of transportation to Lao Chai village
If you join Sapa tours , you won't have to worry about choosing a means of transport. However, if you like to experience Sapa in the form of self-sufficient travel, you can refer to some of the following means:
Motorbike: In Sapa, there are many places to rent motorbikes, with prices from 100.000 - 150.000 VND / day, you can comfortably explore Sapa everywhere. From the town center, it only takes you about 20 minutes to move to Lao Chai village.
Motorbike taxi: This is also considered a popular vehicle for those who are not confident about the steering wheel as well as the road. The motorbike taxi service in Sapa has a listed price of 60.000 VND / 1 way and 100.000 VND / 2 ways, you can go to the village. Lao Chai from Sapa town center.
Bicycle: For young people who like to exercise and explore, bicycles are a great choice to both exercise and enjoy beautiful scenery along the way. Renting a bicycle in the center of Sapa town with a tourist map in hand, you can confidently come to Lao Chai village.
Homestays in Lao Chai Sapa
Travel to Sapa If you go to Lao Chai village, perhaps one day is not enough for you. Please stay here for one night so you can comfortably explore without worrying about it getting dark. There are many homestays with full modern equipment and cool mountain views.
Depending on the type of room, there will be different prices, which can range from 150.000 VND to 400.000 VND / person / night. There are a number of homestays for you to choose from such as:
+ Chapa . Eco Lodge
Address: Lao Chai Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Sapa, Lao Cai.
Price: from 700.000 VND / room / night
+ Lee House Sapa
Address: Ta Van, Day 2, Sapa, Lao Cai.
Price: from 400.000 VND / room / night
+ House of Amica
Address: Lao Chai, Sa Pa, Lao Cai
Price: from 200.000 VND / room / night
Ticket price to visit Lao Chai Village
Just like when visiting Cat Cat village or Ta Phin village. To enter the version Lao Chai Visitors must buy tickets through the gate. With a relatively affordable ticket price. Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults: 75.000 VND / turn.
Children: 30.000 VND / turn.
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Places to visit in Lao Chai village
If you are a lover of the beauty of wild, simple nature. Then Lao Chai Sapa is the place for you. No noisy traffic, no electronic means of communication, so it always gives you a feeling of comfort and light.
+ Lao Chai terraced fields
Going to Lao Chai village and ignoring the beauty of the terraced fields would be a big omission. Sapa in general and Lao Chai in particular is one of the places with the most beautiful terraced fields in the country. This place was once ranked by Travel & Leisure magazine in "Top 7 most beautiful terraced fields in Asia and the world".
The ripe rice season lasts from September to October Lao Chai village put on the bright yellow shirt of ripe rice. The relatives were excited again, happily pulling each other out to the fields to reap, laughing and talking in the warm sun. Just once to visit Lao Chai village when the rice is ripe, you will have to envy the beauty of this place and just want to hug the whole village.
Or in the rainy season, when the water flows into the field, it looks like soft silk woven in the field from afar. Interspersed with that is the immense green of the growing rice trees, recreating the mountainous natural scenery.
+ Visiting the villages of ethnic minorities
Come to the version Lao Chai You also have the opportunity to learn about the daily life of the indigenous people, you will be impressed with the traditional pomu wooden houses of the ethnic people with unique decorations. such as: wooden bell with buffalo or neck trumpet...
People here make a living by farming and raising livestock as in previous generations. They still herd cows, weave brocade, and go to the fields to grow corn. Everything remains the same from generation to generation, idyllic and strangely peaceful.
Try to sit and chat with locals by the red fire and spend the night in a simple stilt house. In the cold weather of the high mountains, welcome the dawn and stretch out to breathe the fresh air. All will bring you memorable memories of this land.
+ Join the highland market in Lao Chai village
Visiting the local markets, you will be immersed in the bustling, joyful atmosphere with the locals. Coming to the market, you will admire the beauty of colorful traditional costumes along with handicrafts made by local people. Each item here has a very unique style of the Northwest ethnic people.
What to eat when coming to Lao Chai village?
Come to the version Lao Chai , you will enjoy the specialties of the highlands. Here are some specialties of the Northwest mountains that you should not miss in your Sapa discovery journey.
+ Five-color sticky rice
Visitors to Lao Chai village will enjoy delicious five-color sticky rice cooked from upland sticky rice, eye-catching colors made from natural forest leaves.
+ Pork under armpit
The pigs used must be wild boars, eat wild vegetables and drink spring water. Therefore, the pig is not too big and the pork is very firm, fragrant and often prepared with typical spices of the mountains.
+ Grilled chicken with green pepper
Like Ban Pig, chickens in Sapa are raised naturally, so they have small size, sweet and chewy meat. However, it is the green pepper sauce that is important to the dish. Chicken wrapped in foil for baking. After the chicken skin is cooked to golden brown, the meat inside is naturally sweet and evenly absorbed the flavor of the sauce.
After working days on the busy streets, reward yourself with trips to a new land like the village Lao Chai . To immerse yourself in the peaceful, gentle space of mountains, trees and flowers.
(According to Vietnam Sports Newspaper)