The telephone number system conforms to international standards. Telephone numbers include the international dialling code (0084), the Lao Cai province code (203 when calling from abroad, 0203 when calling from another province in Vietnam), followed by a six-digit number. For a local call, the six-digit number is enough. For a call to Hanoi, dial 0084 43 from abroad (043 from another province in Vietnam), followed by the seven-digit number.
Like many other ethnic groups living in Vietnam, Pa Then people grow flax to get threads for weaving the brocade and fabrics for making garments. Most of the adult Pa Then women have learned how to weave and sew clothes from their mothers.