Tua Chua is a place with great Vietnam tourism potential with many beautiful scenes bestowed by nature, in addition to great cultural values imbued with national identity. Let’s explore this extremely attractive land with Origin Vietnam travel team.
1. Where is Tua Chua?
Tua Chua is a highland mountainous district located in the Northeast of Dien Bien province. It’s about 130 km northeast of Dien Bien Phu city center and about 480 km northwest of Hanoi capital. About geographical location:
- The North borders Sin Ho district, Lai Chau province;
- The South borders Tuan Giao district,
- The West borders Muong Cha district, Dien Bien province;
- The East borders Quynh Nhai district, Son La province.
2. How is Tua Chua unique?
Nature has blessed Tua Chua with many caves with diverse stalactites, intact, wild, and mysterious shapes that fascinate people. Travelling to Tua Chua, you certainly will not be able to miss interesting attractions. Such as: Xa Nhe Cave, Kho Xo Cave, Xa Nhe Market, Ta Sin Thang Market… or immerse yourself in the green of the corn fields abundance greens the dry gray rocky plateau.
With many ethnic groups living together, this is the place with the largest concentration of H’Mong people in Dien Bien province. With cultural identity, long-standing national traditions, unique and rich tangible and intangible cultural values create unique marks of Tua Chua tourism.
Tu Chua is a place with a lot of tourism potential, especially eco-tourism and cultural tourism such as typical typical culture and culinary culture of some ethnic groups in the Northwest region. Traditional markets in Ta Sin Thang, Xa Nhe, Huoi So communes, especially Tua Chua town market is the largest market in the district.
There is also the lake bed area of Da River Hydropower Plant, the architectural and artistic relics of Vang Long Citadel, the Ta Phin ancient stone plateau, the ancient Tuyet Shan tea forest, the ancient pine forest, the Ban Ta Si Lang flower forest and many special cuisines.
3. When is the best time to travel to Tua Chua?
The best time to visit Tua Chua is from September to April next year. During these times, you will be able to see with your own eyes the terraced fields in the ripe rice crop. This scene seems to create many rows of beautiful golden silk that you cannot take your eyes off.
4. How to get to Tua Chua?
- Tua Chua is about 480 km from the center of Hanoi, quite a distance and to ensure safety, visitors should travel by bus, personal car or other public means.
- You can easily find a bus going straight to Dien Bien Phu city at bus stations in Hanoi. Such as Giap Bat bus station, Nuoc Ngam bus station or My Dinh bus station.
- After arriving in Dien Bien Phu city, you can rent a taxi, take an intra-province bus or rent a motorbike to explore nature and scenery on the way to the tourist destination Tua Chua.
5. Sightseeing & things to do in Tua Chua
5.1. Ta Phin ancient stone plateau
The Ta Phin ancient stone plateau is 1,400 meters above sea level and is endowed by nature with an extremely special terrain, considered a “little Dong Van“. The layers of cat-ear rocks close together from the valley to the top of the hill have created a wonderful natural beauty of Tua Chua land. Coming here, you can also admire an artistic architectural work called Golden Citadel with many historical and cultural values.
5.2. Ancient Shan Tuyet tea forest
The Shan Tuyet tea tree population includes tea trees hundreds of years old, tens of meters high, growing close together like an ancient forest. Thanks to the favorable climate and suitable soil, the tea trees here grow very well and bring many values. Shan Tuyet tea trees are also recognized as a Vietnamese Heritage Tree.
5.3. Kho Chua La Cave
Kho Chua La Cave is a natural cave formed from geological formations millions of years ago, with wild and mysterious beauty, along with many splendid stalactites and unique shapes. .
The cave is about 1000 meters above sea level, with a depth of more than 800 meters. In 2015, Kho Chua La cave was recognized as a National Scenic Monument.
5.4. Ta Sin Thang market
Ta Sin Thang market is held every 6 days, on Horse and Rat days. Aaccording to the 12 zodiac calendar, held right in the center of Ta Sin Thang commune. It is a place for neighboring regions to have the opportunity to trade and exchange goods with each other.
If you have the opportunity to visit Ta Sin Thang market. You will be immersed in a brilliant space with many diverse goods. Also enjoy the panorama of a highland market, where local cultural identity converges.
6. Specialties when traveling to Tua Chua
If you are wondering what to eat when traveling to Tua Chua Dien Bien. Don’t worry, because the Northwest mountain and forest cuisine here is not too rich, diverse in types but extremely unique. The specialty of Mong Pe wine, rocky mountain goat, Da river fish, San Tuyet ancient tea, black bone chicken... will make anyone who has enjoyed it remember forever.
Mong Pe wine is the corn wine of the H’Mong people. Especially brewed only by the H’Mong people in Tua Chua. This is a special wine that is cooked and buried underground for three years before being brought out to enjoy.
Beside, the characteristic of Tua Chua, Dien Bien is Thai dishes. Grilled stream fish dish Thai style, also known as Pa pinh top.
7. Accommodation when traveling to Tua Chua
Because Tua Chua is a relatively new and pristine tourist destination, accommodation facilities are not yet abundant. You can refer to some accommodation facilities below when traveling to Tua Chua.
- Hoang Sang Hotel. Address: Team 4, Muong Bang Commune, Tua Chua, Dien Bien.
- Guest house of Tua Chua district People’s Committee. Address: Tua Chua Town, Tua Chua, Dien Bien.
- Hoang Anh Guesthouse. Address: Tua Chua Town, Tua Chua, Dien Bien.
Tua Chua is like a beautiful mountain girl, sometimes hidden, sometimes visible among the clouds in the mountains of Northwest Vietnam. The attraction of nature, culture, and people here is a destination that brings many interesting experiences in Dien Bien to domestic and foreign tourists.
If you are planning your tour Dien Bien to Tua Chua, please contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator. Experienced and thoroughly knowledgeable consultants, operators, and local guides make up our team. We will guide you on a special tour Vietnam to discover Tua Chua, offering breathtaking scenery and memorable experiences.