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Lo Lo Chai Village

Lo Lo Chai village is located in the middle of the Dong Van rocky plateau. Lo Lo Chai is often described as a peaceful and romantic fairy tale village. That tourists cannot miss when coming to Ha Giang. This village has many interesting things that very few people know about. Let’s explore this beautiful small village with Origin Vietnam right away.

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1. Where is Lo Lo Chai Village?

Located at the foot of the famous Dragon Mountain in Lung Cu commune, Dong Van district, Ha Giang, Vietnam. About 25 km northwest of Dong Van town, about 155 km northeast of Ha Giang city and about 450 km north of Hanoi capital. Lo Lo Chai cultural village is only about 1km from the northernmost flagpole in Vietnam – the legendary Lung Cu flagpole. And it is an attractive traditional tourist destination.

2. How is Lo Lo Chai village unique?

Lo Lo Chai is home to 114 households of the Black Lo Lo and H’Mong ethnic groups, most of whom are Lo Lo people. Currently, the local people still preserve their material and spiritual cultural values. Expressed through the architecture of the walled house, traditional crafts. Such as embroidery, brocade weaving, carpentry…

Do not own high-rise buildings or modern, bustling commercial centers. Lo Lo Chai Village preserves many community cultural values of ethnic groups on the beautiful Dong Van karst plateau.

Folk dances and unique traditional festivals are also preserved and promoted. Especially the 26 dances performed by bronze drums in lullabies, wedding songs, funeral songs, love songs, etc. These rich forms of folk culture are the material to build a product of unique tourism under the Lo Lo Chai brand.

This village is likened to a fairy tale world. Because it possesses peaceful, beautiful houses like in a fairy tale. For those who are looking for an address to escape from the noisy and dusty city. This Lo Lo Chai village will be an ideal destination that you can keep in your travel guide.

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3. When is the best time to visit Lo Lo Chai village?

Lo Lo Chai village has a poetic landscape with each season bringing its own unique beauty. Therefore, you can travel to Lo Lo Chai village any season of the year. Below are some times that you can refer to.

  • From January to March: During this time, the forests of plum blossoms, peach blossoms, and yellow mustard flowers will bloom. You will admire the scenery nicknamed “blossoming rock region”. When you come here at this time, you will be able to visit and enjoy the beautiful scenery of flowers blooming. Furthermore, this time is also the time when traditional festivals take place. So you will have the opportunity to participate and experience unique cultural activities here.
  • You can also come in May during the water pouring season or June – August during the summer with dry weather. It’s easier to move and more convenient for visiting the Lo Lo Chai village. However, you should also note that this is also the rainy season of the year, easily causing flash floods. Because of landslides, endangering your travel itinerary.
  • Or you can also go to Dong Van in October – December to visit the Lo Lo Chai village. And this is also the time when buckwheat flowers bloom on the Dong Van stone plateau. You will see the most wonderful views during this time.

4. How to get to Lo Lo Chai Village?

4.1 From Hanoi To Ha Giang City

In order to get to Lo Lo Chai village, you can follow the following two ways depending on their time, preferences and transportation needs. Each method is simple, convenient and extremely fast to help you conquer the challenging national flagpole.

  • Route 1: If traveling to Ha Giang by bus, you should book bus tickets in advance at the bus companies and then go straight here. You can also go to My Dinh – Hanoi bus station to catch the bus. There are many buses to Ha Giang city from this bus station. Departure time is mainly in the evening, so that you have time to spend the night on the bus. When you arrive in Ha Giang the next morning, you can participate in the tour experience. After arriving in Ha Giang city center, you should continue to rent a motorbike to drive to Lo Lo Chai village.
  • Route 2: If you travel by motorbike from Hanoi, follow National Highway 2 and Highway 4C. If convenient, you can conquer the top of Ma Pi Leng pass through Dong Van stone plateau to experience the beauty on the way to Lung Cu Ha Giang.

Note: The road here is quite winding, with many steep sections and bends. Therefore, you should let someone with a steady hand drive the motorbike. If you don’t know the way, you can ask local people instead of looking at google maps to get there the fastest.

4.2 From Ha Giang City To Lo Lo Chai village

After traveling about 300 km from Hanoi to Ha Giang city in about 6 to 7 hours. You should rest to regain strength to start a new day. From here, you should follow Highway 4C to get to Quan Ba town (official name Tam Son Town) located about 50 km from the city center.

From Quan Ba town, you continue to move to Yen Minh town to admire the legendary pine forest – the background of so many virtual photos. A little past the town, you will see the beautiful Mien River full of rocks. Then you will see a fork, turn right to go to Meo Vac district to circle back to Dong Van district, turn left to go straight to Dong Van. Every road leads to Dong Van stone plateau but will be different in route and travel time.

By running a short distance, you will reach Pho Cao commune, Sung La commune as well as Sa Phin commune. Where there is an extremely mysterious Meo King mansion. From the mansion, there will be a fork to go straight up to reach Dong Van old town. The opposite direction is the direction to conquer the Lo Lo Chai village. Because the distance from here to the city center is quite far. You should stay in Dong Van one night and then move back to the city the next morning.

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5. Exploring the beauty of Lo Lo Chai village

As soon as you set foot in Lo Lo Chai village. You will immediately be captivated by the beauty of the houses. Next to the door frame, Lo Lo women quickly embroider and weave colorful brocade fabrics.

The road to Lo Lo Chai has many beautiful orange chrysanthemums growing on both sides of the road. Take your time on this road and look towards the fairy tale village. You will immediately recognize the roofs and brown mud walls looming behind the stone fence. On the porch drying corn on the rafters, along with peach trees or a patch of green cabbage in front of the door are extremely familiar.

Coming here, you will be invited by local people to drink tea. Smoking a pipe cigarette or raise cups of leaf-fermented corn wine to sip on many unique Ha Giang delicacies. Turns out, not only is there peace from the scenery, but the people here are also honest, kind and hospitable, making any soul naive.

In 2022, the traditional craft “Art of decoration on the costumes of the Black Lo Lo people” was recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage. Along with that, Lo Lo Chai village is also recognized as a typical cultural and tourist village of Ha Giang province.

In addition, you can also visit the Lung Cu flagpole, milestone 428,… Currently, the village has about 37 houses and most have been renovated to become homestays for tourists to stay and experience. Stay overnight in a traditional walled house. Also it is a village where Origin often organized tours in Ha Giang for our customer stay.

The homestays are all arranged in the traditional style of the Lo Lo people. The system of resting areas, drinking tables and common living spaces is quite spacious. Ancient artifacts of the Lo Lo people are also displayed in the rooms. They create intimacy and friendliness for you.

6. Specialties when traveling to Lo Lo Chai village

Coming to Lo Lo Chai village, visitors will not only admire the majestic and poetic natural landscape. But you will also have the opportunity to visit and experience growing and harvesting seasonal local vegetables. Moreover, you can also enjoy unique dishes of this beautiful land. Specialties include: Royal beans, Men men, smoked pork, smoked buffalo meat, Thang Co and buckwheat beer,…

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7. Accommodation when traveling to Lo Lo Chai village

Traveling to Lo Lo Chai village, you can stay overnight at the romantic homestays here. You have just enjoyed the fresh air and charming natural scenery. Just experienced the daily life of local people.

However, if you want a more comfortable place to stay, as well as convenient for moving to other tourist destinations. Then staying in Dong Van town center is the ideal choice.

7.1 Hotels:

  • Hoang Ngoc Hotel. Address: Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Lam Tung Hotel. Address: Group 3, Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Dai Lam Hotel. Address: 115 Tran Phu Street, Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Huyen Tuyen Hotel. Address: Group 1, Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Tam Giac Mach Hotel. Address: Group 7, Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.

7.2 Guesthouses:

  • Binh Minh Hostel. Address: Group 2, Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Ancient Town Guesthouse. Address: No. 29 Group 3, Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Huyen Tram Guesthouse. Address: Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Dong Van B&B Guesthouse. Address: Lane 2, 19/5 Street, Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Ly Hoan Guesthouse. Address: Group 3, Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.

7.3 Homestays:

  • Dinh Thuan Homestay. Address: Sung La, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Homestay Hai An. Address: Group 1, Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Phuong Vy Homestay. Address: Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Lam Giang Homestay Dong Van. Address: Tran Phu, Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.
  • Hao Quang Homestay. Address: Group 5, Dong Van Town, Dong Van, Ha Giang.

The beautiful Lo Lo Chai village is nestled in the middle of a windy plateau. This will be an ideal destination for those who are looking for a peaceful, relaxing place to rest. After long days engrossed in the hustle and bustle of modern life. The adventure to this fairy tale village will not only help you have comfortable moments. But also add a unique touch to your journey of discovery.

Please immediately contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator in Dong Van to book a tour to this beautiful Lo Lo Chai village. With a team of consultants, tour operators and experienced and dedicated local guides. We will accompany you on your journey to discover the Ha Giang tour. And committing to fully enjoying every impressive moment here as well as having the most wonderful experiences.

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