Experience Tranquility in Lo Lo Chai Village

Lo Lo Chai village is an idyllic paradise in Ha Giang, sought after by many travelers in their quest to explore and embrace the serene ambiance of the final days of autumn.

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The village is located in the rugged plateau of Ha Giang province and is recognized as one of the most secluded villages in the northern part of the country. When you visit the village, you can easily see the flagpole, which is approximately 1.4km away.

Situated at the base of Dragon Mountain, Lo Lo Chai village has been home to the H’mong and Lo Lo ethnic groups for several decades. Unlike modern skyscrapers or bustling commercial centers, Lo Lo Chai preserves the rich cultural heritage of the Highland communities in the scenic Dong Van Karst Plateau.

Each season, the village presents its own unique and marvelous appearance. Photo: Thuy Linh

Each season, the village takes on its own magnificent and breathtaking look. In the final days of autumn, it exudes a serene and poetic beauty that captivates every traveler who sets foot here. Along the pathway leading to Lo Lo Chai, vibrant patches of orange daisies bloom splendidly, providing numerous picturesque spots for photography. Despite the uneven road, taking the time to appreciate the flowers and the mountainous scenery will quickly unveil the enchanting charm of this fairytale village.

The best time to visit Lo Lo Chai is from October to February when the weather is cool and enchanting flowers are in full bloom. If tourists happen to visit this destination during the New Year’s period, they will have the opportunity to partake in a special New Year’s Eve celebration, where locals gather outside to make wishes for good fortune. The festive and warm atmosphere is always present in this small village.

Lo Lo Chai preserves the rich cultural heritage of the Highland communities in the scenic Dong Van Karst Plateau. Photo: Thuy Linh

With its challenging, mountainous terrain, and frequent inclement weather, especially during the winter, the locals lead a self-sufficient lifestyle by cultivating maize, rice, and vegetables. Lo Lo Chai village is the sole place in the province that still adheres to the traditions of the Lo Lo people, as evidenced by their earthen houses, clay roofs, stone fences, and traditional festivities 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 final days of autumn. Photo: Thuy Linh

Travelers can also choose to stay at renowned homestays such as Homie Homestay, Cuc Bac (North Pole) Homestay, Sister’s Homestay, Bar, as well as Lo Lo Chai Homestay. These homestays have been designed and renovated on the existing foundations of houses built by the Lo Lo people. The accommodations showcase ancient Lo Lo artifacts, creating a sense of familiarity and warmth. The staff provides impeccable and attentive service, catering to every customer’s needs.

An earthen house in Lo Lo Chai. Photo: Thuy Linh

In addition to cultural experiences, visitors can also savor local traditional dishes such as chicken, black pork, buffalo meat, buckwheat flower wine, and maize wine.

The interior of an earthen house in Lo Lo Chai. Photo: Thuy Linh

By staying in Lo Lo Chai village, tourists can escape the hustle and bustle of the crowded city. Waking up in the morning to the chilly weather and making a warm cup of tea is a delightful experience. In the evening, sitting around a hot pot or gathering around a fire to roast chicken and savor a cup of buckwheat beer is one of the most enjoyable activities that 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 approximately 150 km (93 miles). It takes around 4.5 hours to travel by motorbike or car.

By 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 towards QL4C in the direction of Dong Van. However, they will need to make a left turn onto Duong Cot Co Quoc Gia Street and will soon see a sign for the Lung Cu People Commune Committee.

Continue for approximately 27 km, and visitors will arrive at Lo Lo Chai village. It is about a 1-hour journey from the intersection.

Charlotte Pho