Reasons why you must visit Ha Giang

06, July, 2022

Reasons why you must visit Ha Giang

Ha Giang is a mountainous border province in the Northeast of Vietnam, is the headland of the S-shaped strip of land. Ha Giang will make you utter astonishment by the majestic pass roads or sometimes the dreamy lyricism of the beauty of the flowers. Not stopping there, Ha Giang has diverse landscape terrain including rivers and mountains, flowers and amazing rice terraces... If you want to hunt for clouds, conquer the pass, explore unique culture of ethnic minorities. Let's plan a trip to Ha Giang with Vivutravel and getting lost in the wonderful nature. Below are the top reasons why you should visit Ha Giang once.

Ha Giang Loop Tour

Ha Giang is inherently beautiful, but very few people know about Ha Giang before. Vivutravel has tried to convince our guests to go on a tour of Ha Giang, but people are still worried about the distance and uncomfortable sleeping conditions...

However, in the past 2-3 years, Ha Giang has emerged as a destination for lifetime experiences and new discoveries. Vivutravel has become a pioneer and expert who has been organizing private tours to Ha Giang (including private car, private driver, private guide from Hanoi).

If before, guests could only sleep at simple hoomestays, now they can stay at comfortable places like H' Mong moutain village ecolode (4 stars), Hoa Cuong hotel (3 stars). The homestays are also improved, very clean and comfortable and can also be a great choice if you want to spend a night in a local ethnic village.

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Magnificent unspoiled landscape

ma pi leng pass ha giang loop

Ma Pi Leng Pass - the road to Happiness

Ma Pi Leng Pass is also known as the Happiness Road. The reason why the road has such a sweet name is that it is opened for vehicles to travel through Dong Van and Meo Vac districts in order to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty for households in these remote mountainous areas.

Ma Pi Leng Pass is a winding, zigzag pass connecting the two districts of Dong Van and Meo Vac, about 20km long. This is the most beautiful road for those who love to explore and adventure when traveling to Ha Giang, one side is a sky-high rocky mountain, one side is a deep abyss or watching the Nho Que river winding like a strip of water. heavenly silk.

To be able to hunt clouds or watch the winding Nho Que River, the immense mountains and forests of the Northern border region, you should travel by motorbike, try once to drive, and drive precariously between the pass.

Nho Que River

Nho Que River originates from Yunnan, China and flows down to Lung Cu commune, Ha Giang. Going to Tu San alley, Nho Que River continues to flow through Ma Pi Leng mountain, to Meo Vac, it splits into 2 branches, flows to Cao Bang, continues the journey to join the Gam River at Na Mat confluence.

Viewed from Ma Pi Leng, Nho Que River looks like a "river fairy" wearing a thin jade green silk shirt, gently traveling through the world. If you travel to Ha Giang in February and March, you will see both sides of Nho Que River glowing with red rice flowers, the same turquoise color of the water, and the quiet red color of the earth creating a beautiful picture of mountains and forests.

Visitors often choose to stand on Ma Pi Leng pass to check in and look down at Nho Que river to watch the winding river, or sit comfortably on the boat ẹnoying Nho Que river.

nho que river ha giang loop tour

Tu San Canyon

Tu San Alley is known as the deepest canyon in Vietnam as well as in Southeast Asia, with a cliff height of up to 800m, 1.7km long and nearly 1km deep, a unique wonder in the Dong Van rock plateau.

This canyon is the product of miraculous tectonics millions of years ago, when it was still submerged in the vast ocean. Then, through the process of change, the tectonics of the Earth's crust, the water recedes, and the mountains erode, creating this unique heritage. From Tu San canyon, you will see Nho Que river flowing smoothly.

Taking a boat on Nho Que river through this canyon, visitors will witness the majesty, towering in the sky of Tu San Alley, along with the emerald green river, the rice flowers blooming crimson, as beautiful as a picture.

Twin Mountain, Quan Ba ​​Heaven Gate

Located in Tam Son town, Quan Ba ​​district, Ha Giang province, Quan Ba ​​double mountain is also called by Ha Giang people with another name, Co Tien twin mountain. Quan Ba ​​Heaven Gate is likened to the boundary between heaven and earth in the headland of the country - Ha Giang. This is the first and most important gate of Dong Van and also the starting place of the road to happiness.

Quan Ba ​​Heaven Gate is named Co Tien twin mountain because it looks like the round chest of a sleeping fairy. With beautiful terrain, overlapping rocky mountains, fresh weather...double mountains, Quan Ba ​​heaven gate is one of the places not to be missed when visiting the top land of the country.

Standing from above looking down, in addition to admiring the beauty of the twin mountains, you can also admire the beautiful scenery right at the foot of the twin mountains. It is a rice field with scenery that changes according to the four seasons. Sometimes it's green when it's a girl, sometimes it's bright yellow when the rice season knocks on the door. This is a scene worth admiring when visiting Ha Giang rock plateau.

ha giang loop quan ba twin mountain

Lung Cu flagpole

Lung Cu flagpole is located at an ideal height of 1,470m above sea level, this is the national flagpole in Lung Cu commune, Dong Van district, Ha Giang province. Located about 2km from the northernmost point of the country. This place is considered the first pen stroke on the S-shaped map.

Lung Cu flagpole has the same model as Hanoi flagpole. However its size is smaller. Passing 389 stone steps, you will admire a close-up of the sacred flagpole of the country. If you pay close attention, you will notice that the flagpole is designed in an unexpected shape, the base of the flagpole has 8 blue stone reliefs. These reliefs are illustrative of the historical periods of our country Vietnam and the customs and habits of the people of Ha Giang.

Seen from below, the flagpole stands tall on top of Dragon Mountain, the red flag with yellow star flutters proudly in the wind. Both a historical relic and the northernmost point of the sacred and majestic country, Standing from here, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the natural scenery, majestic mountains and rivers.

Mansion of the Vuong family - Palace of King Meo. Discover the unique combination of 3 architectures
The palace of King Meo - Vuong Chinh Duc is located on the top of a small hill like the shape of a tortoise shell, located in the middle of Sa Phin valley, Dong Van district, Ha Giang province. The mansion is nearly 100 years old, with unique architecture, influenced by three architectures: China, Hmong and French. The Meo King's Palace with two rows of tall sandstones at the entrance was built in the early 20th century, modeled after Chinese architecture - the Manchu Dynasty with 3 palaces (money supply, middle and back) with curves and strokes. gliding, delicately carved. When you arrive at the gate of the mansion, you will be overwhelmed by the delicately carved stone gate. In particular, the mansion is surrounded by rows of ancient, straight, and soaring sandalwood trees. Going deep inside, you will see photos of the great Meo king family in the main room, the servants' room, the opium store... This is also one of the reasons why you must come to Ha Giang. This mansion was recognized by the State as a national architectural and artistic relic in 1993. In 2004, the Vuong family decided to dedicate this mansion to the State for conservation and this place is a destination not to be missed. for tourists when stepping foot in Ha Giang.
the vuong palace ha giang tour

Dong Van Old Town

Located on a rocky plateau from 1000 - 1600m, Dong Van Old Quarter is nestled in the middle of a valley, surrounded by rocky mountains on four sides. This is the center of Dong Van town.

Dong Van Old Town has only 40 houses lined up under the rocky mountains, making the old town more magical. In general, Dong Van old town bears the imprint of Chinese architecture with two-storey houses with yin and yang tiles and red lanterns hanging high.

Coming to Dong Van old town, you will admire the lanterns, enjoy the trumpet sound, the typical music of the rocky plateau. And more especially the nightly weekend markets. All of these have created a unique feature for Dong Van old town.

Ride a motorbike on Ma Pi Leng pass

Riding a motorbike on Ma Pi Leng pass will bring you a feeling of excitement, that's what a beautiful pass is. However, we only recommend those who have enough riding experience to take on the challenge because the road leading up to Ma Pi Leng is no joke. It is winding, narrow.

Ma Pi Leng means the bridge of the horse's nose, describing its shape. Long ranked by locals, Ma Pi Leng is in the top 4 passes in Vietnam that are both beautiful and dangerous.

riding motorbike in ha giang

Lung Cam Village

A romantic hang out place for friends and family in the middle of the rocky plateau. Lung Cam village is one of the best places to visit in Ha Giang, only about 25km from Dong Van town.

Lung Cam village is also the village with the famous house of Pao in the famous movie Pao's Story. The house is open to visitors with an entrance ticket of 10,000 VND/person.

The village is located in a very poetic valley with 61 households, of which 53 are Hmong people. Coming to Lung Cam village, visitors can enjoy the idyllic scenery and peaceful lifestyle of local people.

The beautiful terraced fields attract the eyes in Hoang Su Phi

Hoang Su Phi is located about 50km from Ha Giang city, this is a highland border district that attracts adventurous tourists because the road up is quite dangerous. The terraced fields like stretching to the horizon, the ripe rice season or the pouring water season all have their own beauty.

Around May (flood season) or September (ripe flood season) are both beautiful times to visit Hoang Su Phi. At Hoang Su Phi, the terraced fields go up to the sky, scattered with golden fields are the small roofs of ethnic people hidden in the groves.

Every afternoon when the sunset falls, the color of the clouds and the kitchen smoke emanating from the roof of the stilt makes the scenery at this tourist destination in Ha Giang full of peace, rustic but indescribably majestic. The most rice-growing areas in Hoang Su Phi are: Ban Luoc, Ban Phung, San Sa Ho, Nam Ty, Ho Thau and Thong Nguyen.

ha giang tour rice terraces in hoang su phi

Time to visit Ha Giang

January and February: Peach blossom, plum blossom, and canola flower season

Spring comes everywhere with blooming peach, plum, and mustard flowers along with the black stone background of the rocky plateau, with old houses creating a wonderful picture for Ha Giang.

May, June: Water pouring season

When the first rain showers begin, it is also the time when people start a new crop. The water flooded the terraced fields, the water sparkled in the sun like mirrors creating a beautiful scene.

August and September: Golden rice season

August, September is the time when the rice is ripe and golden on the terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi, this is the most beautiful season and a destination for photographers or tourists who want to immerse themselves in the aroma of rice.

October to December: Buckwheat flower season.

From the end of October, until December, when the triangular flowers bloom, people flock to Ha Giang to see the purple buckwheat flowers spread across the hillsides