TAG : Lao Cai

  • FROM FORAGERS TO FOREST FARMERS

    FROM FORAGERS TO FOREST FARMERS

    A group of Red Dao women in vietnam’s north are dedicated to the task of protecting a precious medicinal herb at risk from growing popularity.

    More

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE

    A DAY IN THE LIFE

    Trips offering tourists the experience of working the land as a farmer have found favour all around the country.

    More

  • Sapa launches app to help tourists

    Sapa launches app to help tourists

    Tourism authorities in the mountainous district of Sapa in the northern province of Lao Cai have launched a mobile app called Sapa Tourism, aimed at providing tourists with helpful information about Sapa and creating the conditions necessary for travel companies to promote their image among tourists. App users remain up-to-date on accommodation, restaurants, tourist attractions, the weather and means of transport. The app is available on Android or IOS in Vietnamese and English.

  • Beauty in bloom

    Beauty in bloom

    Bright red rhododendron flowers count among the many attractions found around Sapa.

    More

  • Up to the hype

    Up to the hype

    Turns out, all the great things you hear about Sapa are true.

    More

  • BETTER SERVICES ON RAILWAYS

    BETTER SERVICES ON RAILWAYS

    The Hanoi Railway Transport Co. is trying to cash in on the summer holiday season by upgrading trains to popular destinations. The company has added more comfortable seats and beds and cleaned up toilets on trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai and the north-central city of Vinh, nearby the popular Cua Lo Beach. It has also introduced shuttle buses to take passengers from Lao Cai train station to Sapa and from Vinh train station to Cua Lo. Sapa is one of the most famous towns in Vietnam, becoming even more popular during the summer thanks to its cool climate. Most tourists previously travelled to the town by train from Hanoi, but since the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway opened in September 2014, many find the five-hour bus ride more appealing than the eight-hour trip on the train. Train tickets from Hanoi to Sapa now cost up to $20, but the company said summer vacationers would receive a discount of 10-20%. Cua Lo Beach, which stretches over 10 km, is one of the most popular beaches in northern Vietnam, with white sands and clear blue water.

  • Train added to Hanoi - Lao Cai route

    The Hanoi Railway Transport JSC has added an additional trip on the Hanoi - Lao Cai route every Friday night to meet increasing demand from tourists to visit Sapa. The new service departs Hanoi at 10.30pm and arrives in Lao Cai at 6.30am. Tickets range among VND200,000 to 400,000 ($9 to $17.5). Accompanying bus services from Lao Cai to Sapa will also be introduced. There are now four trains running from Hanoi to Lao Cai and return, carrying 400 to 500 passengers and even double that figure on weekends.

  • Life in the clouds

    Life in the clouds

    High in the mountains of vietnam’s north, y ty sits among splendid natural surroundings.

    More

  • MYTHICAL MOUNTAINS

    MYTHICAL MOUNTAINS

    THE HA NHI PEOPLE CALL ONE OF THE MOST REMOTE PARTS OF THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS HOME.

    More

Save Money

SEARCH
  • VnEconomy - Nhịp sống kinh tế Việt Nam và thế giới

Vietnam EconomicTimes © 2014. All right reserved

An electronic media of Vietnam Economic Times - Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam.

Other publications of the contents this website as well as their reproductions must be approved in writing by Vietnam Economic Times.

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Dao Nguyen Cat

Licence No 04/GP-PTTH&TTDT on April 23,2014

Head Office: 98 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay District, Hanoi

Tel: (84-24) 375 2050 / Fax: (84-24) 3755 2058

Email: info.theguide@tbkt.vn ; editortheguide@gmail.com