Experience The Serene Paradise At Lo Lo Chai Village
The village is nestled in the rocky plateau of Ha Giang province and is considered one of the most remote villages in the north of the country. Visitors to the village can easily spot the flagpole, which is about 1.4km away.
Situated at the foot of Dragon Mountain, Lo Lo Chai village has been home to both the H’mong and Lo Lo ethnic groups for decades. Unlike modern high-rise buildings or bustling commercial centers, Lo Lo Chai preserves the rich cultural values of the highland communities in the beautiful Dong Van Karst Plateau.
|Each season, the village has its own beautiful and wonderful look. Photo: Thuy Linh|
Each season, the village has its own beautiful and wonderful look. In the last days of the autumn season, it bears a peaceful and poetic beauty that charms every traveler coming here. Along the path leading to Lo Lo Chai, beautiful patches of orange daisies bloom magnificently, offering numerous picturesque spots for photography. Despite the uneven road, taking time to admire the flowers and the mountainous scenery will soon reveal the enchanting charm of the fairy-tale village.
The best time to visit Lo Lo Chai is from October to February when the weather is cold and mesmerizing flowers bloom everywhere. If tourists happen to explore this destination during New Year's time, they will have a chance to participate in a special New Year’s Eve celebration, where locals gather outside to make wishes for good fortune. The joyful and warm atmosphere is always present in this small village.
|Lo Lo Chai preserves the rich cultural values of the highland communities in the beautiful Dong Van Karst Plateau. Photo: Thuy Linh|
With the difficult, mountainous terrain, and frequent bad weather, especially in the winter, locals live in a self-sufficient way by growing maize, rice, and vegetables. Lo Lo Chai village is the only place in the province still home to the traditions of the Lo Lo people, with their earthen houses, clay roofs, stone fence, and traditional festivals such as le cung than rung (ceremony of forest worship) and le mung lua moi (new rice ceremony).
|The serene beauty of Lo Lo Chai village in the last autumn days. Photo: Thuy Linh|
Travelers can also stay at famous homestays such as Homie Homestay, Cuc Bac (North Pole) homestay, Sister’s Homestay, and Bar as well as Lo Lo Chai Homestay. The homestays have been designed and renovated on existing foundations of houses built by Lo Lo people. The rooms display ancient Lo Lo relics, creating a sense of familiarity and friendliness. The staff offers the perfect and attentive service, catering to every need of the customers.
|An earthen house in Lo Lo Chai. Photo: Thuy Linh|
In addition to cultural experiences, visitors can also enjoy local traditional dishes such as chicken, black pork, buffalo meat, buckwheat flower wine, and maize wine.
|The inside of an earthen house in Lo Lo Chai. Photo: Thuy Linh|
Staying in Lo Lo Chai village, tourists can escape the hustle and bustle of the crowded city. Waking up in the morning in the chilly weather and making a warm cup of tea is a lovely experience. In the evening, sitting by a hot pot or gathering around the fire to roast a chicken and sipping a cup of buckwheat beer is one of the best activities tourists can enjoy with their friends and families.
How to get to Lo Lo Chai village
The distance between Ha Giang city and Lo Lo Chai village is about 150 km (93 miles). It takes about 4.5 hours to travel by motorbike or car.
|Staying in Lo Lo Chai village, tourists can escape the hustle and bustle of the crowded city. Photo: Thuy Linh|
From the city, travelers can head toward QL4C in the direction of Dong Van. However, they will need to turn left to Duong Cot Co Quoc Gia Street and will be able to see a sign for the Lung Cu People Commune Committee.
Continue about 27 km more, and tourists will reach Lo Lo Chai village. It is about a 1-hour trip from the intersection.
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