Lao Cai – The land where the Red River flows into Vietnam, contains a fascinating and strange beauty, a source of inspiration for many poets, writers and photographers throughout the country. The four seasons on the frontier land have their own beauty, stunning beautiful.
The spring in Lao Cai is brilliant throughout the villages with the colors of Sapa peach blossom, the pure white color of Bac Ha plum blossom. More particularly, on this occasion, there are often cloudy, floating, white clouds like water - colour painting. If you have the opportunity to travel to Lao Cai frontier land in the early days of the new year, do not forget to visit and enjoy yourself in the mysterious and interesting traditional festivals such as: Gau Tao festival of Mong people, the Kho Gia Gia festival of Ha Nhi people, the Xuong Dong festival of Tay, Giay people, the Pu Tong festival of the Dao people ....
Spring over, summer is coming, Lao Cai is attracting anyone with the patchy colors of the terraced fields. And it is lacking if you do not go to see the spectacular famous waterfall in the Northwest of Viet Nam such as: Silver waterfall, Tien Sa waterfall, Love waterfall (Sa Pa) to enjoy the cool of the summer day in the mountainous area. And do not miss the traditional horse racing festival in Bac Ha with barefoot riders and without horse saddle. The horse rider is the farmer in the villages, the racing horse is the daily pack-horse of local people. With the courage, dexterity and toughness of both people and horses, the race is fiercely, drastically and attractively.
In this Autumn, the land is covered with yellow color of the rice. The pictures of terraced fields in the Muong Hoa valley (Sa Pa) or the The Pa valley (Y Tý) like steps and steps that follow each other up to the top of the mountain and are dyed by bright yellow. All tourists who have come here will feel surprised, fascinated by the wonderful scenery created by the mountainous farmers. Moving to Bac Ha, Si Ma Cai was overwhelmed by the purple and pink carpet of flowers of the Tam Giac Mach.
Winter come, everything will be quiet, everywhere is cloudy rolling across the streets and hills. And sometimes you have the opportunity to see the snow in Sapa. Being witnessed with the mysterious, romantic scenery, watching the roofs, the forest covered with white snowflakes, playing with snow to forget the cold is nothing more wonderful.
Magnificent natural scenery helps Lao Cai always special in the eyes of tourists. In order to contribute to the attractive beauty, we must mention the cultural beauty of the ethnic minorities here. The colourful costumes of the Mong, Dao, Ha Nhi, Tay, and Giay people make everyone impressed. Or dishes of ethnic culture such as thang co of Mong people, khau nhuc of Tay people, the beer of Ha Nhi people, seven - colored sticky rice, black square cake, grean rice, sausage, sour pho, black chicken, bacon, ... will make visitors remember the taste of the mountains.
Translator by Thanh Tuan