7 beautiful ‘mesmerizing’ destinations of Lai Chau mountain range


 Famous tourist destination in Lai Chau

In recent years, Lai Chau has been one of the most famous destinations in Northwest of Vietnam. This place not only has the mighty O Quy Ho Pass or the poetic Tac Tinh waterfall, but also many other beautiful places that fascinate the hearts of people. And in this article, I will introduce you to the most famous tourist destinations in Lau Chau Vietnam, which you should not be missed.


Most well-known tourist destinations which you need to discover in Lai Chau

  1. Sin Ho highlands
    Sin Ho is located about 60 kilometers away from Lai Chau city. With an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level, the landscape at Sin Ho is extremely majestic, poetic, and cool, so this place is still like the second Sapa in the Northwest of Vietnam.

    Sin Ho highland with its heavenly beauty

    With Sin Ho highland tourism, tourists will experience 4 seasons in a day. The average temperature of the year in here is only around 18*C. The natural scenery in Sin Ho is like a beautiful natural picture, with rocky mountains, vast primeval forests and covered with poetic and lyrical sea of ​​white clouds. In addition, the unique culture of ethnic people living in Sin Ho also contains many interesting things for us to explore.

  2. Tac Tinh waterfall
    This well-known destination of Lai Chau is located in Binh Lu village, Tam Duong. Tan Tinh waterfall is also known as Tac Tinh waterfall or Love waterfall.

    Tan Tinh Waterfall

    Tan Tinh waterfall is located in the middle of mountains, surrounded by a green forests. From a distance, the waterfall is like a soft white silk, but equally majestic, making anyone who comes to be surprised. Tac Tinh Waterfall is not only beautiful but also hides behind a romantic love story of a couple. Therefore, people also consider Tac Tinh waterfall as a waterfall of love.

  3. O Quy Ho Pass
    This pass has a length of about 50 km, of which 2/3 is in Tam Duong district, Lai Chau province and the remaining 1/3 is in Sapa district, Lao Cai province.
    O Quy Ho Pass is considered one of the most majestic, winding, and mighty passes in Vietnam. It spins around the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, connecting the two provinces of Lai Chau and Lao Cai. According to legend, in the past in this mountainous area, there was a bird with a cry, associated with the unsuccessful love story of the son and daughter. Later, it was the cry of the bird that was taken to name this pass. Standing from the top of the pass, you will feel like you are lost in a fairyland.

    The majestic of O Quy Ho pass
  4. Tien Son cave
    Tien Son cave is one of the most well-known tourist location in Lai Chau Viet Nam, which attaches a large number of tourists to visit every year. This landscape is located at Binh Lu village, Tam Duong an only 50 kilometers away from Sapa town.

                                                     Tien Son cave

Tien Son Cave has an extremely large area, with all 36 different caves, all possessing magical beauty, making all visitors fall in love. Each palace is zoned and called with different names such as Mau Au Co, Lac Long Quan, Ba Chua Kho. Step deep inside the cave, you will be amazed by the beautiful limestone stalactite system.


  1. Tan Uyen tea hill
    Tan Uyen tea hill is located along Highway 32, only a few kilometers from the center of Tan Uyen town. This place has extremely large area which almost 2000 hectares, surrounded by tea plants that are about 40 to 50 years old.

       Tan Uyen tea hill

Coming to Tan Uyen tea hill, you will be immersed in the green, fresh and beautiful natural space, enjoy the fresh and cool atmosphere. In particular, you also have the opportunity to take part in the harvesting and processing of tea by yourself as well as enjoy delicious teas such as San Tuyet, O Long, Thanh Tam,..

  1. Muong Te Nature Reserve
    Speaking of famous tourist attaction in Lai Chau without the name Muong Te is extremly regrettable. This is a large natural reserve covering an area of ​​2 communes Ta Tong and Mu Ca. Here, you will discover an extremely diverse and rich ecosystem with 542 plant species, including extremely rare species. Besides, you also have the opportunity to visit Muong Te fortress, an important historical relic recognized as a provincial cultural historical relic on December 31, 2008.

    Muong Te nature reserve


  1. Pu Ta Leng peak
    Pu Ta Leng Peak is located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range at an altitude of 3049 meters above sea level and is considered the second roof of the Indochina region. For young people who love adventure, love to explore, the ability to try to conquer Pu Ta Leng peak always has a strange attraction. However, to be able to climb to the top is not easy. You will have to spend about 3 or 4 days rowing the pass and wading streams is quite arduous and difficult.

                Conquering Pu Ta Leng peak


Tips for First Time Visitors in Vietnam:


If you’ve never been to Vietnam before, Emily has kindly provided some helpful tips to make your trip easier. She suggests:

  • Prepare your passport in advance, and make sure that your passport has at least 6 months validity, with left space for visa stamping
  • Check to see whether you are citizen of a country listed in the Vietnam visa exemption list or not. If you are required to have a Vietnam visa, and want to get a visa in very urgent case, you can use Urgent Vietnam visato get it and fly to Vietnam on short notice
  • The currency in Vietnam is Vietnam Dong, but you can bring USD and exchange this to VND before getting onboard a plane or at one of the exchange counters at the airport, upon arrival

Make sure you book your flight tickets, a tour if you would prefer one, through the reliable agency




Emily Tran

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