Choan Then is one of the ancient villages of Y Ty commune (Lao Cai), with an area of 236 hectares, formed 300 years ago and has just been recognized as a tourist destination.
Lao Cai Provincial People’s Committee has just issued Decision No. 1926/QD-UBND recognizing Choan Then hamlet, Y Ty commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province as a tourist destination. Choan Then village has a natural area of 236 hectares, formed 300 years ago, is one of the ancient villages of Y Ty commune.
The village is about 2km from the center of Y Ty commune, about 6km from the Vietnam-China border, 98km from the center of Bat Xat district. The whole village currently has 57 households with 323 people, of which 100% are Black Ha Nhi people. Choan Then village has a diverse and rich system of natural tourism resources and humanistic tourism resources.
Here, many traditional cultural features are still preserved such as: Unique architecture of traditional houses, traditional crafts of ethnic communities such as knitting, embroidery, brocade decoration, cooking. alcohol; Traditional costumes and dishes of the Black Ha Nhi people. In addition, in this ancient village, there are folk songs and dances; festivals and folk games. The natural landscape is beautiful because it has relics of scenic terraced fields in The Pa valley, Choan Then park, and bamboo forest.
To get to Choan Then village, there are 3 main roads: From TP. Lao Cai follow provincial road 156 to Ban Vuoc, turn left to provincial road 158 to Y Ty; From City. Lao Cai follows provincial road 156 along the Red River to provincial road 158 to reach Y Ty; From TX. Sa Pa go to Highway 4D, then turn to DT 155 and then DT 158 to Y Ty. All three routes above are relatively convenient, basically asphalted the whole route, there is a place to pour concrete. Cars from 16 to 24 seats can move. The fact that Choan Then village, Y Ty commune is recognized as a tourist destination will create a basis to attract a large number of domestic and international tourists to this place.