Bac Ha is a rural district of Lao Cai province in the Northeastern region of Vietnam. Bac Ha is the location holding the famous contest on adventure sport “Raid Gauloises” in 2002.
Bac Ha is famous for its Tam Hoa plum which must bloom three times before they are ripe. As of 2003, the district had a population of 48,988. The district covers an area of 680 km². The district capital lies at Bac Ha.
From the north of Si Ma Cai district to Bac Ha township and at the height of over 1,000m, you will see Fairy mountain alone. In Fairly cave. There is Fairy stream where smaller streams are falling into. It looks loke a silk strip vaporous and sprinkling as drizzle. Current of water like a well skilled sculptor is chiseling cliff to make up.
Over 80 years of existence, the old palace still stands imposing and outstanding in the centre of Bac Ha township. The owner of Hoang A Tuong old palace is hereditary chief Hoang Yen Chao who is father of Hoang A Tuong and belonging to Tay minority.The old palace has a very nice view. It is a very good place for travelers to visit and understand history, society and people in the Bac Ha mountainous regions in the past.
Bac Ha Market is a trading centre and meeting place for couples, friends, and relatives every Sunday. Every Sunday, Bac Ha hosts the biggest fair near the mountainous highlands and the Chinese border. It is a trading centre and meeting place for couples, friends, and relatives, and it is a typical weekly activity for the H’Mong and other minority groups living in the locality. Local products for sale or barter are carried on horseback.