Lao Cai

Update news Lao Cai

The coronavirus pandemic has caused much trouble for co-operatives in the northern province of Lao Cai.

Wedding ritual of the Nung ethnic group in northern Vietnam

Young Nung boys and girls in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai make friends and date when they work in the fields or go to market fairs.

Lao Cai city submerged after heavy rain

Lao Cai city in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai has been submerged after heavy rains this morning.

Ripe pear season in Si Ma Cai

At this time of the year, VH6 pears in the Si Ma Cai border district, Lao Cai Province have ripened. Stretching throughout the mountains and valleys of Quan Ho Than, Lung Than, San Chai communes, are pear orchards laden with fruit.

Lao Cai's traditional horse racing gets national heritage status

Traditional horse racing in Bac Ha District in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai is among 10 newly recognised as 'national intangible heritage' by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Copper production at the country’s largest mine

During the holidays, workers at Sin Quyen and Tang Loong copper smelting factory in Lao Cai have still been on duty to manufacture and provide tonnes of 99.9% purity copper for electrical appliance production factories across the country.

Deadly flash flood occurs in Lao Cai Province

An unprecedented downpour was prolonged in Minh Luong Commune, Van Ban District in Lao Cai Province from the night of April 16 to the following day, triggering ferocious flash flood and landslide leaving three deaths.

Black sticky rice cakes – a dish steeped in Tay philosophy

The Tay ethnic group in Van Ban District, in the northern province of Lao Cai, are renowned for their black sticky cake – a popular dish and an indispensable custom for festive events.

New crop keeps families together

A light rain falls early on a cool spring morning. The field of ramie (a type of nettle with fibrous stems) in Dong Ve Village seems fresher from the moisture.

Ha Nhi ethnic people remember the dead

The Ha Nhi ethnic people in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai have for long treasured the long-standing tradition of visiting graves of their relatives to pay respect for the loved ones.

Can Cau – largest buffalo market in Vietnam’s northwest

The largest buffalo market in Vietnam’s northwestern region convenes every Saturday morning in Can Cau Village, Si Ma Cai District, Lao Cai Province.

Doctor brings medical advancements to disadvantaged province

Nguyen Thi Hang, a teacher of Tan An 1 Primary School in the northern province of Lao Cai left a thank you note before leaving the Urology Surgery Department of Lao Cai Province General Hospital.

Pho hong, a must-try dish in Bac Ha

I’ve known about pho hong (pink pho) in the northwestern province of Lao Cai’s Bac Ha Town for a long time but only recently got a chance to try it.

24 hours to capture Y Ty in snow

It was just a call from my friends in a photography group. Snow was supposed to be falling on Y Ty and everyone was heading there.

Tourists rush to northern commune to snap photos with snow

Many tourists have spent millions of VND over recent days travelling to Y Ty commune in Bat Xat district of Lao Cai province in order to experience snow for the first time in their life.

White snow transforms Y Ty Commune into European-style village

With white snow falling on many roads throughout Y Ty Commune in Bat Xat District of Lao Cai province, local residents were reminded of beautiful images of Europe, although this was the first time in living memory that snow has come to the area.

Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies

Paddies in Bac Ha District in the northern province of Lao Cai is entering rice harvesting season, making it an attractive destination for visitors.

Music in wedding ritual of Red Dao in Lao Cai province

For the Red Dao, a ceremonial music band is an important part of happy events such as wedding ceremonies. The cheerful sound of clarinets and drums expresses the joy of the bride, bridegroom, and their guests.

Season of ripening rice in Y Ty Commune

The border commune of Y Ty, in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, is well-known as an ideal place to enjoy the dazzling beauty of terraced paddy fields and clouds 

Lao Cai market coloured with brocade products

A brocade market in the mountainous area of Lao Cai Province has attracted lots of visitors thanks to its colourful products.