Lao Cai entered the Top 5 natural wonders of Southeast Asia voted by Forbes
In May 2021, Forbes – a famous American business magazine recognized Lao Cai, Vietnam as one of the five most beautiful natural wonders of Southeast Asia. Based on a survey of 133 million visitors to the region in 2019, the ranking is ideal for those who crave a rustic and peaceful natural destination instead of the vibrant and bustling cities. heat in the coming post-pandemic era.
Lao Cai is a mountainous province in the North of Vietnam, not only famous for the majestic Fansipan peak – the “roof of Indochina” but also for many interesting natural beauties and rich culture of ethnic minorities. . Sapa town – a city directly under the province is the most sought-after destination with year-round cool weather, amazing beauty of valleys, terraced fields and towering mountains. Lao Cai is also known for mountainous markets such as Bac Ha, Sapa, and Muong Hum, with rustic villages like Ta Phin, Cat Cat, or with winding passes and Lao Cai Border Gate – a favorite place to visit. the favorite of backpackers.
Cat Cat Waterfall in Sapa, Lao Cai
Along with Lao Cai, four other destinations on the list are Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park (Philippines), Red Lotus Lake (Thailand), Mount Kinabalu (Malaysia) and Komodo (Indonesia).