Lao Cai mentioned in Top 5 Southeast Asia’s natural wonders by Forbes
In May 2021, Forbes - the famous American business magazine recognized Lao Cai, Vietnam as one of the five most beautiful natural wonders to visit in Southeast Asia. Based on the survey of 133 million tourists coming to this area in 2019, the rank is the ideal suggestion for those who crave a rustic and peaceful natural destination instead of vibrant and bustling cities in the upcoming post-pandemic time.
Lao Cai is a mountainous province in Northern Vietnam, which is renowned for not only majestic Fansipan Mountain – “the roof of Indochina” but also a variety of stunning natural scenery and rich culture of ethnic minority groups. Sapa town – the city in the midst of the province is the most sought-after site with the cool weather all year round, amazing beauty of valleys, rice terraced fields, and towering mountains. Lao Cai is also known for mountainous markets such as Bac Ha, Sapa, Muong Hum, for rustic villages such as Ta Phin, Cat Cat, or for the meandering passes and Lao Cai Border Gate - the favorite sites for backpackers.
Cat Cat falls in Sapa, Lao Cai
Along with Lao Cai, the other 4 destinations named in the list are Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (Philippines), Red Lotus Lake (Thailand), Mount Kinabalu (Malaysia), and Komodo (Indonesia).
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