Lai Chau Overview

Square: 9,059 Km2

Population: 382,400

Average temperature: 21 - 23°C

Administrative map includes 08 outside districts, 02 towns are Lai Chau and Dien Bien

Area phone code: 023

Minority: Viet, Thai, Mong, Kho Mu, Ha Nhi, Giay, La Hu, Lao, Cong, Mang, Phu La, Khang, Si La


This province is on high land on the west – north of Vietnam and is 511 km from Hanoi via national highway No. 6. Its terrain is mainly on high mountainous, sloping hill areas and some plateau, interposing with narrow and deep valleys. River systems in the land are massive and strong water – current creating numerous waterfalls and whirlpools. Besides of natural charming beauty, Lai Chau is famous for the victory of Vietnam army at Dien Bien Phu, military base of French colonists in 1954, that sounding over the globe. Still remain here is the life, culture of primeval villages of ethnic communities. Some of minorities are proud of its owned letter, regulation while others may attractive with encounter songs, umbrella dance, poems and colorful dresses.

Lai Chau