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Lao Chai Village Sapa – An Ideal Attraction For Travelers

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Lao Chai Village Sapa - An Ideal Attraction For Travelers
Lao Chai Village Sapa – An Ideal Attraction For Travelers

For people traveling to Sapa, you may know about the famous Cat Cat Village. However, have you ever heard about Lao Chai Village Sapa? If not, this article will share a few useful information about Lao Chai Village and why you should discover this village! Let’s find out with Sun Getaways Travel!

Lao Chai Village Introduction and Location

Lao Chai Village is located inside Muong Hoa Valley, Sapa, Vietnam. About 7 kilometers from Sapa city center, Lao Chai and Ta Van, the 2 biggest villages in Sapa, Lao Cai, own different valuable cultural aspects as also the home for many minorities like Mong people, Red Yao people, etc.

Lao Chai Village Sapa - An Ideal Attraction For Travelers
Lao Chai Village Sapa – An Ideal Attraction For Travelers

Unlike the bustling Sapa town, Lao Chai Village Sapa Vietnam has the peaceful and wild beauty of the Northern highland. Moreover, there are endless beautiful terraced rice fields, which create a golden view for tourists to admire.

How to Get to Lao Chai Village Sapa?

There are several ways for you to reach Lao Chai Village Sapa. For example, you can rent a bicycle or motorbike to get there. This is not only the fastest way but also a chance for you to admire the scenery of Sapa on the 23.9 km road from Sapa town to Lao Chai. It will take around 1 hour if you decide to use this method to visit the village.

Lao Chai Village Sapa - An Ideal Attraction For Travelers
Lao Chai Village Sapa – An Ideal Attraction For Travelers

Besides, travelers can take a public bus from Sapa town to Lao Chai village every 30 minutes, which takes around 53 mins going to the village. Or you can get there by taxi. The driver will bring you directly to Lao Chai without stopping.

Find more information: How to Get to Sapa Vietnam? Best Travel Guide and Tips for Tourists

Best Time to Visit

If you would like to see the beauty of rice terraces in Lao Chai Village, you need to visit Sapa in the water season – from April to June, and the season of cropping – normally between September and October. Especially, tourists are crazy about the beauty of rice fields these seasons because they can witness “The Yellow Silk” in the Sapa highland.

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What to Explore in Lao Chai Village?

When visiting Lao Chai Village, there are a lot of interesting things for tourists to experience and see the true beauty of Sapa through. For instance, you will be overwhelmed due to the beauty of the golden terraced rice feel, taste local specialties, visit ethnic markets, and be a local to participate in interesting festivals.

Check-in and admire terraced rice fields

The top 1 thing you have to do is take beautiful photos, go sightseeing, and enjoy the golden beauty of rice fields in Lao Chai Village. In the ripening rice season, golden terraced rice fields are considered a typical icon of Lao Chai – Ta Van Village. You will be regretful if not seeing these yellow waves of thousand rice terraces at this time.

Lao Chai Village Sapa - An Ideal Attraction For Travelers
Lao Chai Village Sapa – An Ideal Attraction For Travelers

Furthermore, these rice terraces also create mesmerizing views with twinkling silver points coming from water flows from the highland. Locals start to grow rice, so tourists will smell the new green germinated seeds.

Experience local daily life in Lao Chai Village

Especially, you can spend a day in local homestays to gain more knowledge of the house architecture and learn more about how locals’ lives go on every day here. People in Sapa still keep traditional values with a simple life – nurturing pigs, doing agriculture, and going to the field in the very early morning.

Explore ethnic markets

Lao Chai Village Sapa - An Ideal Attraction For Travelers
Lao Chai Village Sapa – An Ideal Attraction For Travelers

In Lao Chai Village, there is an ethnic market selling several traditional costumes and colorful handicrafts. Especially, you can hire traditional costume to wear and try being local girls in colorful dresses. Hence, do not forget this exciting activity and take some beautiful pictures to save memories.

Join local festivals in the village

If you visit Lao Chai Village in spring, you will have an opportunity to take part in festivals here. Locals will celebrate folk games by swinging and throwing for tourists and other people to join, which is an unforgettable image for those who come here.

Moreover, there is so much fun when people gather together, dance, and sing traditional songs. Therefore, do not miss this chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant holidays in Lao Chai Village!

Taste local delicacies

Additionally, do not forget to eat local foods in Lao Chai Village! Tourists should try buffalo meat upstairs kitchen. This is a famous traditional dish of Black Thai people in not only Lao Chai Village in particular but also in Sapa generally. Also, Five-colored sticky rice, Thang co, grilled stream fish, and grilled chicken are must-try dishes as you visit Lao Chai Village. These foods are all delectable and special for tourists.

Nearby Attractions

There are some tourist destinations located near Lao Chai Village that visitors can come and discover. First of all, about 4 kilometers from Lao Chai, Ta Van Village is another peaceful place possessing a peaceful and fresh beauty to explore. Moreover, travelers can visit Ta Phin Village or Cat Cat Village nearby to get more experience in the cultural and local life of Sapa ethnics.

Lao Chai Village Sapa - An Ideal Attraction For Travelers
Go trekking in Fansipan Moutain Sapa Vietnam

Besides, Sapa Ancient Stone Field with roughly 200 unique stone blocks in different patterns and shapes will be a perfect place for travelers who love mysterious aspects. Or if you want, you can spend a day conquering Fansipan Mountain – known as “The Roof of Indochina”, to adventure and take a glimpse at breathtaking views of the green mountains and forests as well as the stunning beauty of Muong Hoa Valley. Fansipan Mountain is considered the hottest spot for tourists traveling to Sapa.

Travel Tips to Lao Chai Village Sapa

Here are some tips for tourists to have a perfect trip to Lao Chai Village in Sapa:

  • The best time to visit is in spring (between March and May) to enjoy pleasant weather and lush green terraces. Moreover, Autumn from September and November are also worth visiting to admire the beauty of golden rice terraces.
  • Tourists should book rooms in local homestays to gain a more authentic experience in local daily life.
  • Do not forget to bring sunscreen, and insect repellent for unexpected situations!
  • You should wear light layers of clothes and comfortable hiking shoes because the weather may be cooler in the early morning and at late night. Besides, walking and trekking are things you will undergo because Sapa is the highland of  Northern Vietnam.
  • It will be better if you dress modestly to show respect for local customs. Moreover, asking before taking photos of locals is necessary and do not take photos if you have no permission.
  • You can join some cooking classes and handicraft-making activities if you want to.
  • You should use a local SIM card for better connectivity because the Internet here is not smooth enough.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Sun Getaways Travel hopes that the article about Lao Chai Village can provide enough useful information for your trip. Lao Chai Village Sapa may be not as famous as Cat Cat Village, however, it will own a more local and traditional side that we ensure our beloved customers will adore it no matter what. Let’s enjoy your Sapa trip and save the most beautiful moments in your life! 

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