.Located in PhongTho town, on the way from Sapa
Lai Chau is located in northwest Vietnam and shares
borders with China, Laos, and Lao Cai and Son La. The population
consists mainly of the Thai, Si La, and La Chi minority groups.
The tropical monsoon climate brings a rainy summer and a short
winter. The annual average temperature is 23°C and the average
rainfall is 2,500 mm.
Lai Chaus historical vestiges are known worldwide as
the site of the victory of Dien Bien Phu by the Vietnamese Army
over the French in 1954. This is where various minority people
first settled down.