Area: 9,059.4 sq. km.
Population: 308,000 habitants (2004)
Capital: Laichau Town.
Districts: Phong Tho, Tam Duong, Muong Te, Sin Ho, Than Uyen.
Ethnic groups: Thai, H’Mong, Viet (Kinh), Giay, Dao.


Laichau is situated on high mountainous region in the North West of Vietnam, northern of Da River. Its neighbors are Yunna (China) on the north, Laos on the west, Laocai Province on the north-east, Dien Bien, Sonla provinces on the south.
A range of mountain following Northern West – Southern East makes up the terrain The Pu Sa Leng point is 3,096m in height. There are sloping mountains, hill, valley, plateau, spring alternately. Falls and waterfalls with high flow are potential of hydroelectricity in Laichau.
Climate: Belong to tropical monsoon zone; the climate of Laichau is divided into two seasons: rain season and dry season. The annual average temperature is 21ºC – 23ºC.

Tourists are interesting in custom of ethnic groups in Sin Ho Village or Tam Duong Townlet. They also fond of other sites such as  Tien Son Cave, Muong Lai Spring…
The transportation is mainly by road. National Highway No.12 connects Dien Bien Phu City to Ma Lu Thang Border Gate crossing Laichau, and National Highway No.4D links Laichau with Sapa Townlet. Laichau Town is 402km from Hanoi.


Source: Vietnam Administration of Tourism