Lao Cai turns gorgeous in white plum blossoms

Ta Van Chu village - the so-called miniature Sa Pa of Lao Cai - is all covered in white gown as thousands of tiny plum blossoms show off their beauty in late February, early March.

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Lao Cai turns gorgeous in white plum blossoms
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In late February, clusters of pure white plum flowers start to bloom all along the hillside of Ta Van Chu vilalge. The weather at this time of the year is fresh, cool, making the flower-admiring time an even more pleasant experience, especially for flower lovers and photo enthusiasts.

Lao Cai turns gorgeous in white plum blossoms
(Photo: VNE)

Ta Van Chu village is about 20 km northwest of Bac Ha district center and 150 km from Sa Pa town. The village is located near famous upland markets such as Coc Ly, Phung Phung, Can Chau, Bac Ha, Si Ma Cai, etc.

Lao Cai turns gorgeous in white plum blossoms
(Photo: VNE)

The people of Ta Van Chu village are friendly, rustic, and hospitable. They mostly use H’mong language and rarely speak Vietnamese. Thus, you might want a tour guide to accompany you if you want to exchange and learn more about the H’Mong culture.

Lao Cai turns gorgeous in white plum blossoms
(Photo: VNE)

Most villagers are farmers who grow plum, maize, rice. “Tuong trinh” house – the typical house of upland people, and the colorful upland traditional brocade costumes are always attractive to visitors.

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Ms. Giang Thi May is a native interpreter and tourguide. May loves to show visitors around to discover the local way of life.

Lao Cai turns gorgeous in white plum blossoms
(Photo: VNE)

Ta Van Chu is a pristine village where there’s still not much accommodation and service for visitors. If you’re planning on a long vacation, make sure to bring more food, snacks, drinks along, according to VNE.

Lao Cai turns gorgeous in white plum blossoms
(Photo: VNE)

To get to Ta Van Chu village, you can travel by motorbike, bus or car to Bac Ha town, then drive another 20km along the provincial road 19. In addition, you can also go to Sa Pa town, then move to the village, this route is about 120 km by motorbike or car.