"Gate to the Roof of Indochina" Top 5 Page for this destination Lao Cai by hientonkin
Lao Cai Travel Guide: 64 reviews and 164 photos
Lao Cai, the city itself has not much to see. But is the stopover to Sapa - the beautiful spot with nice weather.
The tourist train often arrives at 5.30 or 6.00, some will stop for breakfast & rest here before heading to Bac Ha Market ( if it's Sunday ).
Then again, in the afternoon, bus from Sapa will drop tourist off at the train station at about 5.00, 4 hours waiting for the train. What will you do?
- Shower services are available at most of mini guesthouse, even a room for lieing down for a while.
- Dinner at restaurant & having a beer waiting for train.
- Catch a motorbike-taxi to the border of Vietnam & China ( just 1km far from the train station ). You couldnt enter China if you dont have visa, of course, but it's good to see where the Red River ( one of the main river system in Northern Delta ) starts in Vietnam.
- Or kill time & money for Gambling at Lao Cai International Casino.
* Note: If you want to bring your motorbike up there, must be on train number SP3, SP2 hasnt got big carriage for goods.
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