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  • By Easia Admin
  • August, 10, 2017

 Vietnam’s Lao Cai province has begun construction of the Pho Moi tourism market in the city that stands close to the border with China and is a major trading post.
Local media reported the project will preserve and promote the traditional market model and create more shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment options for tourists.

Covering more than 11,500 sqm, the USD17.6-million tourism market should open at the end of 2019 and will have 557 stalls representing 31 trade sectors.

Lao Cai Provincial People’s Committee deputy chairman, Nguyen Thanh Duong, was quoted saying the Pho Moi tourism market would be an important attractions for the city.
Lao Cai is part of a popular tourism route, Con Minh – Lao Cai – Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh, that has potential to attract visitors from ASEAN neighbours.
Lao Cai is a province of the mountainous northwest region of Vietnam bordering the province of Yunnan in China.

Located 300 km from Hanoi, Lao Cai city can be reached by car or train. The province has preserved many special cultural and historical sites, including stone engravings from thousands of years ago in Sapa’s Muong Hoa Valley and the Pho Rang vestige site.

It also has many beautiful caves, such as Thuy Tien (Bat Xat district), Ta Phoi (Lao Cai city), Tien-Trung Do (Bac Ha district), and Xuan Quang (Bao Thang district).

Sapa is the main destination in Lao Cai province, nestling in a forested, mountainous region, where several ethnic minority groups such Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giay, Pho Lu, and Tay live.
Thousands of tourists head for Sapa to enjoy the cool weather at an altitude of around 1,500 metres. The train station at the base of the mountains, in Lao Cai town, is just few km from the border with China on the rail line from Hanoi.



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