Border guards in Dien Bien Politics

Border guards in Dien Bien

Border guards at the A Pa Chai border station in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien work hard to ensure a peaceful life for local people, especially in the lead up to the Lunar New Year 2023, or Tet.
Lao Cai grows in appeal as winter arrives Destinations

Lao Cai grows in appeal as winter arrives

Every season in Lao Cai can be considered a season of tourism, but winter in the northern mountainous province adds to the beauty of the local surroundings because of the unique charm of white snow in a tropical land.
Snowy Sa Pa attracts crowds Travel

Snowy Sa Pa attracts crowds

Snowfall appearing on the top of Mount Fansipan, a rare phenomenon in a tropical country like Vietnam, attracted a large number of both domestic and international tourists to the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on December 29.
Snow covers top of Mount Fansipan Videos

Snow covers top of Mount Fansipan

Heavy rains mixed with snow occurred on Mount Fansipan in Sa Pa township, the northern province of Lao Cai, in early morning of December 28, covering the top of the highest mountain in Indochina at an altitude of 2,800m.
Snow covers top of Mount Fansipan Environment

Snow covers top of Mount Fansipan

Heavy rains mixed with snow occurred on Mount Fansipan in Sa Pa township, the northern province of Lao Cai, in early morning of December 28, covering the top of the highest mountain in Indochina at an altitude of 2,800m.
Brocade weaving of Pa Then ethnic group Culture - Sports

Brocade weaving of Pa Then ethnic group

The Pa Then people are one of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam and primarily inhabit the northern provinces of Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang. Over many generations, the Pa Then people have formed and preserved a diverse and rich culture, most notably a tradition of brocade weaving. This unique cultural feature strongly reflects their spiritual lives and is also a great source of pride.
Enchanted by Sa Pa’s beauty during the golden rice harvest Travel

Enchanted by Sa Pa’s beauty during the golden rice harvest

Autumn is a wonderful season in Sa Pa of Lao Cai northern province. Golden sunshine, moderate humidity and coolness take over the northern climes. Late August and early September is when the northwestern town enters the rice harvest season, earning the nickname of the ‘golden season’.
Lao Cai urged to push up sustainable socio-economic development Politics

Lao Cai urged to push up sustainable socio-economic development

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked the northern border province of Lao Cai to make greater efforts to promote fast and sustainable socio-economic development, maintain national defence and security, and speed up international integration during his working session with local key officials on August 28.
Sa Pa welcomes 98,000 visitors during national holiday Travel

Sa Pa welcomes 98,000 visitors during national holiday

Sa Pa, a famous tourist attraction in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, welcomed a record number of 98,000 visitors during the National Reunification Day and May Day holiday, a 122-percent rise over the same time in 2019 before COVID-19 broke out, according to the Culture-Information Division of the town.