Stone-roofed stilt houses in Dien Bien province Society

Stone-roofed stilt houses in Dien Bien province

Muong Lay town was originally the economic, cultural and political centre of the former Lai Chau province (which included modern-day Dien Bien and Lai Chau provinces). It is now famous as an attractive tourist destination because of a street of stilt houses with stone roofs by the Da Giang River, creating a unique and poetic beauty.
Spectacular charm of Pha Din Pass in Dien Bien Destinations

Spectacular charm of Pha Din Pass in Dien Bien

Pha Din Pass is about 32km long and peaks at 1,648m above sea level, linking the two provinces of Dien Bien and Son La. The name of the pass originates from the language of Thai ethnic minority group, meaning the place where ‘sky’ and ‘land’ meet. It is one of the four most famous passes in Vietnam’s northwest.
Na Khuong water wheels – unique cultural feature of north-western region Destinations

Na Khuong water wheels – unique cultural feature of north-western region

Giant water wheels in Na Khuong village, Tam Duong district in Lai Chau province, some 30 kilometres southeast of Lai Chau city, operate around the clock delivering fresh water to lush paddy fields by the Nam Mu River. Built by skilful hands of local Thai ethnic minority people, the wheels create a unique tourist attraction in the pristine mountains and forests of the north-western region.
Then Kin Pang festival of Thai ethnic people in Lai Chau Videos

Then Kin Pang festival of Thai ethnic people in Lai Chau

The Then Kin Pang festival is held annually on the 9th and 10th days of the third lunar month, when thousands of people from Vietnam and overseas flock to Khổng Lao commune in Phong Thổ district, Lai Chau province in celebration. It’s a traditional event of the White Thai ethnic people and features several unique and attractive activities.