Nested in a rocky Dong Van plateau, Lo Lo Chai village is one of the most remote communities in Northern Vietnam. This village still retains its peaceful atmosphere and isn’t affected by society.
I stayed in this village on my trip to Ha Giang, and it was amazing. In this guide, I’ll share useful information about Lo Lo Chai village so you can plan a perfect trip there.
About Lo Lo Chai village
Only a little more than a kilometer away from the Lung Cu flag tower, Lo Lo Chai Cultural Village is situated at the base of Dragon Mountain (Lung Cu Commune, Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province).
Because of its rough terrain, challenging roads, and harsh climate, Lo Lo Chai village was isolated and not well-known until it began to welcome tourists.
The people of Lo Lo Chai previously relied on only agriculture.
However, this place has changed rapidly since Dong Van Stone Plateau was recognized by UNESCO as a Global Geopark in 2010.
Since 2011 organizations have visited the village to support the locals in developing tourism.
What I like about Lo Lo Chai
One thing that I like about Lo Lo is its peaceful environment. The people are honest, kind, and sincere.
Staying in the village, you seem to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy life. Waking up in the morning in the chilly weather and making a warm cup of tea is lovely.
In the evening, sitting by a hot pot or gathering around the fire to roast a chicken and sipping a cup of buckwheat beer is relaxing.
This area still bears the cultural imprints of the Lo Lo ethnic minority, which makes up around 90% of the population.
Walking around Lo Lo Chai Village, you can see the typical walled house architecture commonly found in Ha Giang stone plateau.
They constructed numerous homes with mud walls, clay tile roofs, and stone fences. The tiled roofs are located close to each other, creating an idyllic and peaceful scene.
Lo Lo culture
The Lo Lo people’s cultural, material and spiritual values have been fully and vividly maintained. You can see traditional crafts such as embroidery and carpentry.
People also celebrate traditional festivities, including worshiping the forest god, a rice festival, a new house celebration, and folk dances.
Places to stay in Lo Lo Chai village.
In Lo Lo Chai, the homestays are traditional, with communal living areas, bedrooms, and restrooms. People have modified their houses slightly to accommodate and comfort visitors.
The rooms display ancient Lo Lo relics, creating a sense of familiarity and friendliness. People offer attentive and welcoming service, making it a plus point for the village.
Long Co Tran homestay is an excellent choice if you plan to stay in the village. Comfortable beds, very welcoming hosts, and an awesome local family diner is what I love about this homestay. The house is also surrounded by impressive mountains in an idyllic village.
How to get to Lo Lo Chai
Lo Lo Chai village is located in Lung Cu Commune, Dong Van District, Ha Giang, Vietnam.
The distance between Ha Giang city and Lo Lo Chai village is about 150 km (93 miles). It takes about 4.5 hours to travel by motorbike or car.
From Ha Giang city, you can head toward QL4C in the direction of Dong Van. However, you’ll need to turn slightly left onto Đường Cột cờ Quốc Gia street. You’ll see the sign for Lung Cu People Commune Committee.
Continue about 27 km more, and you’ll reach Lo Lo Chai village. It’s about a 1-hour trip from the intersection (the sign).